Fintech Australia has been forced to postpone The Finnies less than a fortnight before the awards were due to be held on June 9 as Victoria goes into a week-long snap lockdown after 34 active Covid-19 cases emerged in the last three days. With surrounding states also imposing restrictions on anyway who’s been in Victoria… Read more »
It’s arguable that 2020 was the hardest year that our emerging fintech sector ever faced. But as we all know, adversity breeds innovation. And nowhere was that more apparent than in the entries for this year’s Finnie Award submissions. We received a record 290 entries across 20 categories. Overall, the calibre of submissions was outstanding.… Read more »
Entries for Fintech Australia’s annual Finnie Awards are closing in less than two weeks on March 30. There are now 20 categories in total, including the Excellence in Open Data award, for how companies are managing and controlling their data, and a Hall of Fame award to commemorate a company that has made a lasting… Read more »
FinTech Australia has added two new awards to the annual Finnies, which are now open for entries. The new Excellence in Open Data award will examine how companies are managing and controlling their data, a issue that’s come to the fore with the launch of the consumer data right and open banking in July last… Read more »
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.
Payments disruptor Afterpay rocked the industry when it took out fintech organisation of the year at the Finnies for the second year in a row last year. Now, the global buy now, pay later company has become the first winner to sponsor the Finnies and is a major sponsor for the 2019 Awards.