Advancial Federal Credit Union was named the winner of the 2019 Banking, Tax & Financial Services Innovation of the Year award at the Forum for Expatriate Management (FEM) Americas Expatriate Management and Mobility Awards (EMMAs) on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at the Marriott City Center hotel.

 “The EMMAs are the premier Awards ceremony for Global Mobility in the Americas and across the globe, with the greatest breadth of categories for both corporate professionals and service providers,” said Claire Tennant-Scull, Global Director of Content & Marketing at FEM.

Advancial has been short-listed or named a runner-up several times in years past, but this is the first time for the organization to be recognized as the winner.

“Creative, innovative financial solutions are one of the cornerstones of our culture,” said Deborah Griesbach, Chief Marketing Officer at Advancial. “With the expat market, we recognized a group of people with a unique set of challenges that our products could solve. It has really worked out well for our organization and our expatriate members.”

The judges of the 2019 EMMAs agreed. “Advancial provides expats with badly needed services and gives genuine attention to the needs of their clients, expanding services and demonstrating real results,” said the judges, commenting on Advancial’s entry for the competition.

“EMMAs entries are rigorously judged by a team of fiercely impartial, highly experienced, senior figures in the industry, who are drawn from a range of disciplines across the Americas region and who give up their own free time to carry out a very thorough and demanding process,” continued Tennant-Scull. “So, these awards carry tremendous kudos. It’s so important to receive recognition among your peers for innovation and hard work and so I think the winners and all those on the Shortlist should feel extremely proud.”

The Forum for Expatriate Management (FEM) is a real-world and online community for the global mobility and HR industry. Our mission is to distil best practice across regions, industries and functions while providing valuable networking opportunities for knowledge sharing and program support. Through our multi-platform of content and events we encourage dialogue and enable mobility professionals to unite, learn and grow. FEM holds annual Summits and EMMAs awards ceremonies in the Americas, APAC (Asia Pacific region) and EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa) as well as Conferences in Amsterdam, Australia and Houston. FEM also has a worldwide network of more than 40 Chapters, including Belgium, Czech Republic, Dubai, Dublin, Frankfurt, Hamburg, London, Luxemburg, Madrid, Munich, Paris, Tel Aviv, Zurich.
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With a history dating back to 1937, Advancial provides a diversified line of advanced financial solutions to its members. Today, Advancial is a full-service financial institution that serves more than 80,000 members worldwide and has assets of approximately $1.6 billion. For more information, please visit the Advancial website at