Headquartered in Milan, AideXa Bank caters to Italy’s seven million entrepreneurs, SMEs and value-added tax businesses — the sector responsible for half of the country’s GDP, as well as half of all employment. The bank wins over clients with a hi-tech offer and a people-centric approach. AideXa harnesses new technologies in open banking to speed-up credit access and safely manage risks. The bank has attracted a high-profile collection of investors and partners — achieving record first-round financing for an Italian fintech start-up. The BV judging panel announces AideXa Bank as winner of the 2021 award for Most Innovative FinTech Bank (Italy).