TAMPA, FL, May 2022: GTE Financial was named the winner of a Bronze Stevie® Award in the Financial Services/ Banking category for its innovative GTE Financial mobile app in the 20th Annual American Business Awards®.
“We at GTE Financial created the GTE mobile app with our members in mind to ensure banking with us is always seamless, easy, and convenient,” comments Chad Burney, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of GTE Financial. “We are honored to accept this Stevie award on behalf of our members. GTE leads the industry in technology and is proud to continue to innovate around the member experience. Our goal is to consistently increase the value of GTE membership.”
More than 3,700 nominations from organizations of all sizes were submitted for consideration in various categories. GTE Financial, the two-time Stevie® award winner, received numerous favorable comments from the judges.
“Based on my evaluation, the GTE Financial mobile app is an excellent software solution in the financial services industry. There are a number of strong points that stood out in the submission. The submission had solid supporting documentation explaining the background/motivation of the new GTE Financial mobile application, as well as the functionality/support for many standard financial services available in the app…Innovative support of virtual cards and near-immediate card replacements directly from the application. This requires technical complexity and is an industry- leading piece of functionality that is very customer-friendly,” comments one judge.
Brian Best, President and CEO of GTE Financial, said, “At GTE, our goal is to make our members’ touchpoints with us as simple and convenient as they can be. It’s what drives our decisions and keeps us focused on continuous improvement. Experiences within the digital channels are what differentiates financial institutions, and GTE is leading the way with our top-rated mobile app.”
The American Business Awards are the U.S.A.’s premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. Details about The American Business Awards and the list of 2022 Stevie winners are available at StevieAwards.com/ABA.
About GTE Financial
GTE Financial is a not-for-profit financial cooperative with more than $2 billion in assets and 23 Community Financial Centers located throughout West Central Florida. Chartered in 1935, GTE Financial is locally owned and operated in the Tampa Bay area, serving more than 230,000 individuals and businesses. More information on GTE Financial can be found at gtefinancial.org.
About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in eight programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, the Middle East & North Africa Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 12,000 entries from organizations in more than 70 nations each year. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at StevieAwards.com.