FinTech Australia Announces 2022 Finnies Award Winners

Monoova, Nano Digital Home Loans, BTC Markets, Wagestream, Tanggram, and Up are among the biggest winners of the seventh annual FinTech Australia Finnie Awards.

In a nod to the fintech industry’s growth, for the first time in the awards’ history, no company won more than a single prize.

FinTech Australia CEO Rehan D’Almedia said: “When I first started working on the Finnies, we had a handful of companies cleaning up several awards.”

“Now, thanks to the level of competition and diversity in the market, companies are lucky to win a single award. It’s yet another indicator as to just how much the sector has grown and matured in such a short time.”

“It’s much harder to win a Finnie than ever before. On that note, we’d like to congratulate all of the winners, but equally celebrate all of the finalists as the calibre of entries was high across the board.”

Payments firm Moonova was named FinTech Organsiation of the Year, while Nano Digital Home Loans picked up Emerging FinTech Organisation of the Year. Tanggram won the Best Workplace Diveristy Award.

Dominic Pym from Up was named FinTech Leader of the Year. BTC Markets CEO Caroline Bower won Female FinTech Leader of the Year and Wagestream co-founder and CEO Josh Vernon was awarded Emerging FinTech Leader of the Year.

FinTech Australia also inducted its first individual — Reinventure co-founder and partner Simon Cant — to the Hall of Fame, joining industry leaders Airwallex and Afterpay.

Cant and his business Reinventure were instrumental in early funding and growth of Australia’s VC ecosystem, as the first dedicated fintech VC firm in the country.

“We could not think of a more worthy individual to be inducted into our Hall of Fame,” D’Almedia said.

“Many of our winners this year, such as Flare and Zai, are flourishing due to early backing from Reinventure. While many fintechs received funding from Simon’s firm, countless others have benefitted from his advice and guidance over the years. He was was also instrumental in capturing initial government support and focussing attention on fintech and regulation. Simon is a true asset to our ecosystem.”


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FINNIES 2022 WINNERS

Best Workplace Diversity – Tanggram

Emerging Fintech Leader Of The Year  – Josh Vernon, Wagestream

Female Fintech Leader Of The Year – Caroline Bowler, Btc Markets

Outstanding Fintech Leader Of The Year – Dominic Pym, Up

Excellence In Establishing Market Presence: Global – Wise

Excellence In Industry Collaborations & Partnerships – Flare

Excellence In Business Lending – Octet

Excellence In Consumer Lending  – Driva and Wisr

Excellence In Payments (Including Remittance/Fx)  – GoCardless

Excellence In Blockchain/Distributed Ledger  – Civic Ledger

Excellence In Crypto And Digital Currencies/Wallets/Exchanges – Crypto.Com

Excellence In Insurtech  – Koba Insurance

Excellence In Regtech  – FrankieOne

Excellence In Wealth Management (Including PFM And Robo)  – Raiz Invest

Excellence In Open Data  – Frollo

Excellence In Fintech Support Services –    Astero

Deal Of The Year – Zai

Best Partnership Of The Year  – Slyp & Divipay

People’s Choice – Emerging Fintech Organisation Of The Year – Betacarbon

People’s Choice – Fintech Organisation Of The Year – Hnry

Emerging Fintech Organisation Of The Year  – Nano Digital Home Loans

Fintech Organisation Of The Year  – Monoova

Hall Of Fame Inductee – Simon Cant, Reinventure Group

Videos

Ep 2: Fintechs Acceleration of Growth Since COVID

Ep 1: The Evolution of Payments

Scaling Product Globally

Podcasts

Lee Hatton – Afterpay: FinTech Australia Podcast

Anthony Jones – Visa AUS/NZ

Tim Cameron – TransferWise