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Airwallex scoops the pool at The Finnies fintech awards

- October 28, 2020 2 MIN READ
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Airwallex took out four major awards at the 2020 Finnies, including the top prize, Fintech Organisation of the Year and the People’s Choice Award.

The company also received the Excellence in Payments award, while the Melbourne-based global unicorn’s co-founder and president, Lucy Liu, was named Emerging Fintech Leader of the Year.

Airwallex and Athena Home Loans, Brighte and Wisr are among the biggest winners of the virtual Finnie Awards.

Athena Home Loans and Brighte took out two awards each among the 19 categories.

Athena received the Excellence in Consumer Lending and was also named Emerging FinTech Organisation of The Year for the second time.

Brighte’s Katherine McConnell was named female fintech leader of the year and the company also took out the award for Best Workplace Diversity.

Wisr CEO Anthony Nantes was named Outstanding FinTech Leader of the Year.

Presented by Fintech Australia, the awards were announced virtually in 2020 from the organisation’s Melbourne HQ.

FinTech Australia CEO Rebecca Schot-Guppy said the calibre of entries this year was outstanding.”

“I want to congratulate Airwallex, Athena Home Loans, Brighte’s achievement in winning multiple awards this intensely competitive year,” she said.

Airwallex president Lucy Liu said she was thrilled to be recognised among so many emerging leaders.

“As Airwallex grows, I hope to continue paving the way for new innovators and future leaders in the fintech space,” she said.

“It’s truly a privilege to be recognised by the community that’s been such a big part of the Airwallex story. 2020 has been the biggest year for Airwallex – we are proud to have helped many Australian businesses scale globally in the new digital era with our global financial infrastructure, and we’re excited about continuing to make an impact in the years to come.”

Here are the Fintech Australia 2020 Finnies winners:

People, Culture and Talent

BEST WORKPLACE DIVERSITY: Brighte

EMERGING FINTECH LEADER OF THE YEAR: Lucy Liu, Airwallex President & Co-founder

FEMALE FINTECH LEADER OF THE YEAR: Katherine McConnell, Brighte Founder & CEO

OUTSTANDING FINTECH LEADER OF THE YEAR: Anthony Nantes, Wisr CEO

Growth Mindset and Global Perspective

EXCELLENCE IN ESTABLISHING MARKET PRESENCE: GLOBAL: Afterpay

EXCELLENCE IN INDUSTRY COLLABORATIONS & PARTNERSHIPS: Meeco

Excellence in Business

EXCELLENCE IN BUSINESS LENDING: Prospa

EXCELLENCE IN CONSUMER LENDING: Athena Home Loans

EXCELLENCE IN CROWDFUNDING: Birchal

EXCELLENCE IN PAYMENTS: Airwallex

EXCELLENCE IN BLOCKCHAIN/DISTRIBUTED LEDGER AND DIGITAL CURRENCIES/WALLETS/EXCHANGES: Geora

EXCELLENCE IN INSURTECH: Claim Central Consolidated

EXCELLENCE IN REGTECH: Frankie Financial

EXCELLENCE IN WEALTH MANAGEMENT: Myprosperity

EXCELLENCE IN SUPPORT SERVICES: King & Wood Mallesons

Organisational Excellence Awards

DEAL OF THE YEAR: Joust and Loan Dolphin

BEST PARTNERSHIP OF THE YEAR: Up with Ferocia & Bendigo & Adelaide Bank

EMERGING FINTECH ORGANISATION OF THE YEAR: Athena Home Loans

FINTECH ORGANISATION OF THE YEAR: Airwallex

PEOPLE’S CHOICE: EMERGING FINTECH ORGANISATION OF THE YEAR: Cake Equity

PEOPLE’S CHOICE: FINTECH ORGANISATION OF THE YEAR: Airwallex

 

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