Branch Wins Webby Award for Best Financial Services / Banking App

MINNEAPOLIS, May 21, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --A Branch, the challenger bank that partners with employers, announced that it has won Best Financial Services / Banking in the Apps, Mobile, and Voice category at the 24th Annual Webby Awards. Hailed as the "Internet's highest honor" by The New York Times, The Webby Awards, presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), is the leading international awards organization honoring excellence on the Internet. IADAS, which nominates and selects The Webby Award Winners, is comprised of Internet industry experts including Instagram Co-founder Kevin Systrom, Mozilla Chairwoman Mitchell Baker, 23andMe Co-Founder and CEO Anne Wojcicki, PBS CEO Paula Kerger, Headspace Founder Andy Puddicombe, The dtx Company Founder Tim Armstrong, News Not Noise Founder Jessica Yellin, R/GA US Chief Creative Officer Tiffany Rolfe, The Ringer Founder Bill Simmons, Target CMO Rick Gomez, Girls Who Code Founder & CEO Reshma Saujani, and Pineapple Street Media Co-founder Jenna Weiss-Berman."Honorees like Branch are setting the standard for innovation and creativity on the Internet," said Claire Graves, Executive Director of The Webby Awards. "It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the 13,000 entries we received this year." Branch primarily works with employers to provide financial wellness and a banking alternative for their hourly workforce, reducing the costs of paper checks and paycards. Employees that sign up with Branch can receive a zero-fee bank account, debit card, free instant access to earned wages, tips, and mileage, and auto-budgeting tools to help them manage their cash flow between paychecks. Gig, salaried, and unemployed workers have also turned to Branch for more transparent, flexible financial services."We're thrilled to be recognized alongside some of the most innovative teams, companies, and individuals across the world," said Branch Founder & CEO Atif Siddiqi. "This honor reinforces the work we've done to make financial services more accessible for hourly workers. We look forward to continuing to improve services for our users and to help them, as well as other individuals living paycheck to paycheck, grow financially."
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