Press Release: HBA-UK launches the 2021 HBA-UK Student Award for students

Press Release: HBA-UK launches the 2021 HBA-UK Student Award for students


Hellenic Bankers Association – UK (HBA-UK) launches the 2021 HBA-UK Student Award for students from Greece and Cyprus who wish to pursue further studies or a career in the UK.

London, 6 January 2021: The Hellenic Bankers Association – UK (HBA-UK) launches the second consecutive HBA-UK Student Award for Greek and Cypriot students who are currently studying in Greece, Cyprus and the UK.  The award aims at students who wish to pursue further studies or a career in the UK in a finance-related field.

The €1,000 award will be given annually to the student who produces the best piece of extended written work (in English) related to finance, as judged by an HBA-UK panel of academics and practitioners within the field of finance. Besides, this prestigious award will include mentoring and networking opportunities within the Hellenic community of the City of London.

The 2021 HBA-UK Student Award ceremony will take place in London in 2021. The winning student will have the opportunity to explain his/her work to the audience.

The Chairman of the Hellenic Bankers Association – UK (HBA-UK), Louis Loizou, stated that: “We are delighted to announce the second consecutive HBA-UK Student Award which we believe will help and recognise excelling students from Greece and Cyprus. It is a sign of commitment to the public benefit of our members and friends that we wish to thank the most and continue after the success of the first HBA-UK Student Award presented in our Association’s 25th anniversary back in 2019”.

Participation Process: Post-secondary education college or university level Greek and Cypriot students, in Greece, Cyprus and the UK, who are either currently studying or graduated since 2017 are eligible to participate. They should register their written work (between 1,000 to 3,000 words) in English; accompanied by their CV and cover letter at no later than the 30th of April 2021. The announcement of the winning student will be made by mid-June 2021.

Participating students are invited to choose their own topic of interest. Emphasis will be placed on its innovative character and the out-of-the-box thinking.


Photo: taken during the 2019 student award ceremony. Left: Louis Loizou, Vicky Fotopoulou, Georgia Galouzidi, Mary-Irene Alexandrakis, Charalambos Karagiannakis, Nikolaos Ziogkas, Kelly Kalaitzaki and Greg Hadjigrigoriadis.



Note to Editors:

Hellenic Bankers Association – UK

Founded in 1994, the Hellenic Bankers Association UK (HBA-UK) is a non-profit think tank that promotes a closer cooperation amongst bankers, investors and other finance professionals based in the United Kingdom.

HBA-UK is involved in thought leadership activities by organising industry leading forums to debate innovative ideas. It promotes social responsibility via initiatives such as the HBA-UK student award and career development opportunities through panel discussions and networking banking events.

The Association, which constitutes the most important communications and networking platform for the Greeks of the financial and banking sector in the financial capital of Europe, is seeking to actively participate in transnational economic and business activities and to be on the front line of the developments on issues related not only to the industry internationally but also to the Greek economy and entrepreneurship.

HBA-UK’s steady growth and successful activity showcases its pivotal role as an attracting point and interconnection carrier between the London financial centre and the Greek economic and business community. In recent years, the Association’s successful official events have hosted leading business, economic and political personalities from the United Kingdom, United States, Europe, Greece and Cyprus.

Leading figures participating in the Association’s events include Messrs: Christos Staikouras, Theodoros Skylakakis, Yannis Stournaras, Christos Megalou, Anastasia Sakellariou, Poul Thomsen, Kevin Featherstone, Sabina Dziurman, Constantinos Herodotou, Alon Anver, Averof Neofytou, Panicos Nicolaou, Evgenios Evgeniou, Yiorgos Lakkotrypis, George Papakonstantinou, George Alogoskoufis, Petros Doukas, Spyros Capralos, Philippos Kosteletos, Apostolos Tamvakakis, Takis Arapoglou, Nikos Christodoulakis and Stefanos Manos among others.

More information can be found in HBA-UK’s website at