Pitch To Progress

A Fintech Challenge for Transaction Banking

Thank you for your interest.

To make our engagement as productive as possible, we have identified several problem statements that we would like to solve.

If you have a solution that matches one (or more) of the below – then we look forward to hearing from you . . .

How can we reimagine the client experience?

Picture a future where a client's last best experience anywhere is their next expected experience everywhere, and now consider...

  1. How must we organize our transaction services around the client to make them simpler, faster and easier for the client?
  2. How do we successfully deliver a globally consistent client service that also maintains our local client capabilities?
  3. How can we provide a digital experience that works as well for a client who is digitally savvy as it does for one who isn't?

What can we do to make data work smarter?

Processing $4tr in payments daily, financing trade for 72,000 suppliers and buyers, transacting in 98 markets – data isn't something we lack today...

  1. What opportunities exist to use our data to give clients access to meaningful information and insights at the right time and in the right way?
  2. What can we use to better manage data in an increasingly interconnected world, in line with changing regulatory requirements?

We are calling all Fintechs with relevant innovative solutions, ranging from existing enterprises to early stage start-ups, to participate in our Pitch to Progress Challenge.

Citi will vet the submissions through calls, in-person meetings and evaluations of your solutions over the coming weeks. Shortlisted Fintechs will get the opportunity showcase their designed solutions to executive sponsors at our Pitch to Progress Day on 5th November, 2019 at our Citi Innovation Lab Headquarters in Dublin. Those who make it to our Pitch will be invited to join our evening networking event with clients and innovation partners, so you can connect with (and demo) to a wider audience. We will also be offering finalists the chance to pilot their solutions with leading Citi product teams in 2020


Last date of Submission 27th September 2019
Shortlisted Fintechs to be notified 4th October 2019
Engagement & Virtual Collaboration 4th October to 21st October 2019
Pitch to Progress Challenge Day 5th November, Dublin

Registration for this Challenge is now closed.