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Meet this year’s Finnies finalists

- May 7, 2019 2 MIN READ
Rebecca Schot-Guppy, FinTech Aus

Before we get to the good stuff, we wanted to offer context which underscores just how much of an achievement it is to make this shortlist. This year there was a massive 237 entries for the Finnie Awards across all 18 categories (not including Biggest Raise of the Year). That’s 30 per cent more than last year.

Of those categories, Emerging Fintech Organisation and  Fintech Organisation of The Year award received the most entries.

All 49 judges have had an incredibly tough time selecting the list of finalists. I frequently heard compliments about the calibre of entries. “How am I supposed to decide” became a bit of a catchphrase.

So, if you have made the list, congratulations. It’s a huge milestone for you and your business and we wish you all the best of luck in taking home the prize on June 6.

If you haven’t made the list, don’t be disheartened.

As I mentioned, the competition this year was incredibly tough. We would encourage you to apply again next year. While some key awards stay the same, we review the categories every year to ensure they are relevant to our changing industry. A new or altered category may better favour your business.

With that aside, we’re pleased to announce this year’s finalists for FinTech Australia’s annual Finnies awards.

Finnies 19

The finalists

FinTech Organisation of the Year

  • Airwallex
  • Basiq
  • Medipass
  • Wisr
  • Prospa
  • Afterpay
  • Equitise
  • Verrency
  • Up

Emerging FinTech Organisation of the Year

  • Indebted
  • Look Who’s Charging
  • Xinja
  • Zuper
  • Douugh
  • Smooth Retirement
  • Athena Home Loans 
  • Priviti

Outstanding FinTech Leader of the Year

  • Anthony Nantes, Wisr
  • Marie Mortimer, Firstmac
  • Danny Gilligan, Reinventure
  • Jack Zhang, Airwallex
  • Martin McCann, Trade Ledger
  • Stuart Stoyan, MoneyPlace 
  • Dom Pyn, Up
  • Nick Molnar, Afterpay

Female FinTech Leader of the Year

  • Marie Mortimer, Firstmac
  • Van Le, Xinja
  • Lucy Liu, Airwallex
  • Jessica Ellerm, Zuper
  • Debra Taylor, OpenSparkz
  • Sophie Gerber, TRAction Fintech
  • Renata Cihelka, GetCapital
  • Shahirah Gardner, Finch

Emerging FinTech Leader of the Year

  • Lucy Liu, Airwallex
  • Jessica Ellerm, Zuper
  • Shahirah Gardner, Finch
  • Sibel Buyukbaykal, BrickX
  • Joel Robbie, Nod.
  • Josh Foreman, InDebted 
  • Sophie Gerber, TRAction Fintech
  • Will Mahon-Heap, Revolut

Excellence in Wealth Management

  • RateSetter
  • Pocketbook
  • Map My Plan
  • Raiz
  • MyProsperity
  • Roll-it Super
  • Spaceship
  • Sharesight
  • Longevity App
  • Ignition Advice

Excellence in Payments

  • TransferWise
  • Airwallex
  • Afterpay
  • Verrency
  • Identitii
  • ZIP

Excellence in Business Lending

  • Moula
  • Radium Capital
  • Business Fuel
  • Trade Ledger
  • Octet
  • Prospa

Excellence in Consumer Lending

  • SocietyOne
  • Wisr
  • loans.com.au
  • RateSetter
  • MoneyMe
  • MoneyPlace

Excellence in Blockchain / Distributed Ledger / Digital Currency

  • Pellar Technology
  • Enosi Australia 
  • Geora
  • AgUnity
  • Amber
  • Finch

Excellence in Insurtech

  • Evari
  • ClaimLogik
  • FloodMapp
  • Huddle Insurance

Excellence in Crowdfunding

  • Birchal
  • Equitise
  • OnMarket

Excellence in Industry Collaboration and Partnerships

  • AgriDigital
  • Up
  • Look Who’s Charging
  • Frollo
  • Verrency
  • Frankie Financial
  • AirPass

Excellence in Establishing Market Presence: Global

  • Trade Ledger
  • Blockchain Centre
  • Airwallex
  • Mapcite
  • illion Digital Tech Solutions
  • SendGold
  • Brave New Coin
  • Cover Genius

Excellence in FinTech Support Services

  • Blockchain Centre
  • MSC Group
  • UK Department For International Trade
  • DLA Piper Australia
  • Stone & Chalk
  • The Fold Legal
  • Reinventure
  • illion Open Data Solutions

Best Workplace Diversity

  • Brighte
  • Stone & Chalk
  • AgriDigital
  • Xinja
  • GetCapital
  • InDebted
  • IPF Digital Australia
  • Identitii

Deal of the Year

  • MoneyPlace 
  • Joust
  • Verrency x Emirates NBD
  • Metamako and Arista

Best Partnership of the Year

  • Fillr and Klarna
  • Afterpay and Up
  • Bendigo and Adelaide Bank & Ferocia (UP)
  • Brighte and NAB
  • Tic:Toc and Bendigo and Adelaide Bank
  • OnDeck Australia and MYOB Partnership
  • Roll-it Super and Moneytree
  • RateSetter and CEFC and South Australia Government

Biggest Raise of the Year

  • Winner will be announced on the night. 

Rebecca Schot-Guppy is the GM of FinTech Australia. StartUp Daily is the official media partner of FinTech Australia’s Finnie Awards.

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