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 impression on the Australian fintech industry’s overall development.
The awards recognise achievements in blockchain, business lending, consumer lending, insuretech, crowdfunding, wealth management and payments alongside categories such as FinTech Organisation of the Year, Outstanding FinTech Leader of the Year, Female FinTech Leader of the Year, Emerging FinTech Leader of the Year and Emerging FinTech Organisation of the Year.
Dave Stein, Head Of Corporate Development at Airwallex remembers how it felt to be named Fintech Organisation of the Year at last year’s awards.
“2020 was a momentous year, having launched the Xero integration and multi-currency cards with Visa, as well as closing a record Series D funding round at US$200m,” he said.
“It was fantastic to see our growth and achievements being recognised – particularly by a community that has played such a big part in our story.”
The company’s head of Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs, Michael Saadat said the award was recognition of the team’s hard work.
“We are proud to be part of the movement to create technology hubs on Australia’s shores, with the exceptional talent we have here at the helm,” he said.
“We have been able to build an increasingly global technology platform business from Australia thanks to support from government, industry, and of course our amazing team.
After entries close on March 30, the finalists will be announced on April 25. The awards night is scheduled for June 9 at Forum Melbourne.
Details on the awards and how to enter are available here.