FinTech Australia announces 2022 Finnies Finalists

The finalists for the Sixth Annual Edition of FinTech Australia’s most prestigious fintech business awards have been announced.

The judges have whittled down over 290 entries across 20 categories, creating a shortlist of over 125 finalists. 

FinTech Australia CEO Andrew Porter said: “The Finnies are one of the most hotly anticipated events of the year for our members. We’re thrilled that once again we’ll be able to hold a live event and celebrate our sector’s achievements in style.”

“The caliber of entries continues to rise each year for the Finnies. I want to personally congratulate all of the finalists, as it was a tough competition this year.”

“I also want to thank our partners this year: The Victorian Government, Till Payments, IAG Firemark Ventures, Mastercard, Afterpay and Global Processing Services. Without their support, this event would not be possible. That’s especially the case for the The Victorian Government who has continued to support this event and has been a true ally to the industry.”

The  winners will be announced on June 23rd at a gala event at the Forum Theater in Melbourne. Tickets will be available from the Finnies website (https://www.thefinnies.org.au/) at a later date. 

Corporate partners for the event include: The Victorian Government and Till Payments as major partners. IAG, Mastercard, Afterpay and Global Processing Services are also supporting as Event Partners. 

Till Payments CEO, Shadi Haddad said: “We’re honoured to support Fintech’s night of nights. The awards celebrate our sector’s successes and serves as a source of inspiration for further achievement across the industry. Given it’s the first live Finnies we’ve had in several years, it should be a night to remember.”


The Finalists: 


BEST WORKPLACE DIVERSITY Sponsor: The Argyle Network

  • Adatree
  • Betacarbon
  • Bizcap
  • CampaignAgent
  • Fupay
  • Sniip
  • Tanggram
  • TrueLayer Australia

 

EMERGING FINTECH LEADER OF THE YEAR Sponsor: Swyftx

  • Aaron Bassin, Bridgit
  • Adam Lubofsky, Safewill
  • Bridie Ohlsson, Geora
  • Igor Kapkov, Zepto
  • Josh Foreman, Indebted
  • Josh Vernon, Wagestream
  • Rhys Davis, Fresh Equities
  • Sam Hoppe, Open
  • Tom Caesar, Nodifi

 

FEMALE FINTECH LEADER OF THE YEAR Sponsor: Seed Space

  • Anna Hawter, Lumi
  • Bridie Ohlsson, Geora
  • Caroline Bowler, BTC Markets
  • Carolyn Breeze, Zepto
  • Cath Whitaker, SelfWealth
  • Jodie Imam, Tractor Ventures
  • Naby Mariyam, Coverhero
  • Tanya Ward, Cape

 

OUTSTANDING FINTECH LEADER OF THE YEAR Sponsor: BDO

  • Andrew Goodwin, Wisr
  • Ben Williamson, Fresh Equities
  • Christian Westerlind Wigstrom, Monoova
  • Dominic Pym, Up
  • Jill Berry, Adatree
  • Patrick Coghlan, CreditorWatch
  • Paul Weingarth, Slyp
  • Piers Redward, Payright

 

EXCELLENCE IN ESTABLISHING MARKET PRESENCE: GLOBAL Sponsor: Austrade

  • EzyRemit
  • Fundsquire
  • InDebted
  • Loopit
  • Rush Gold
  • Wise

 

EXCELLENCE IN INDUSTRY COLLABORATIONS & PARTNERSHIPS Sponsor: Global Processing Services

  • Digital Agriculture Services (DAS)
  • Flare
  • FrankieOne
  • Hutly
  • Marqeta
  • Novatti Group
  • Sniip Ltd
  • Wise

 

EXCELLENCE IN BUSINESS LENDING Sponsor: Creditor Watch

  • Banjo Loans
  • Bizcap
  • Butn
  • COGSflow
  • Fundsquire
  • Lumi Finance
  • Octet
  • Shift (formerly GetCapital)

 

EXCELLENCE IN CONSUMER LENDING Sponsor: The Victorian Government

  • Beforepay
  • CampaignAgent – VPAPay
  • Driva
  • Fupay
  • Futurerent
  • Household Capital
  • Nano Digital Home Loans
  • Plenti
  • Tic:Toc
  • Wisr

 

EXCELLENCE IN PAYMENTS (including Remittance/FX) Sponsor: Mastercard

  • Change Financial
  • Crypto.com
  • Global Processing Services
  • GoCardless
  • Limepay
  • Monoova
  • Novatti Group
  • Wise
  • Zepto

 

EXCELLENCE IN BLOCKCHAIN/DISTRIBUTED LEDGER Sponsor: Upplft

  • Betacarbon
  • Block Earner
  • Civic Ledger
  • CoinJar
  • Geora
  • tiiik

 

EXCELLENCE IN CRYPTO AND DIGITAL CURRENCIES/WALLETS/EXCHANGES

  • Betacarbon
  • Binance Australia
  • CoinJar
  • CoinSpot
  • Crypto.com
  • Easy Crypto
  • Independent Reserve
  • Swyftx

 

EXCELLENCE IN INSURTECH Sponsor: IAG Firemark Ventures

  • Coverhero
  • Digital Agriculture Services (DAS)
  • FreightSafe
  • KOBA Insurance
  • Open
  • uBind
  • upcover
  • UpSure

 

EXCELLENCE IN REGTECH Sponsor: Xero

  • AssuranceLab
  • BGL Corporate Solutions
  • Data Zoo
  • Drawbridge
  • First AML
  • FrankieOne
  • Planlogic
  • Verimoto

 

EXCELLENCE IN WEALTH MANAGEMENT (INCLUDING PFM AND ROBO) Sponsor: Envestnet | Yodlee

  • DigitalX Asset Management
  • Fupay
  • Jaaims
  • Life Sherpa
  • Raiz Invest
  • Stockspot
  • Superhero
  • Tanggram
  • Unhedged

 

EXCELLENCE IN OPEN DATA Sponsor: Truelayer

  • Adatree
  • Basiq
  • Biza.io
  • Codat
  • Envestnet | Yodlee
  • Fiskil
  • Frollo
  • Xeppo

 

EXCELLENCE IN SUPPORT SERVICES Sponsor: Till Payments

  • Astero
  • Birchal
  • Fundsquire
  • K&L Gates
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • RSM Australia
  • The Fold Legal
  • Think & Grow

 

DEAL OF THE YEAR Sponsor: Google

  • CurrencyFair and Assembly Payments (now Zai)
  • FinClear and Pershing

 

BEST PARTNERSHIP OF THE YEAR Sponsor: Shaype

  • Driva & Cars24
  • MYOB & Butn
  • MYOB & Flare
  • Nium & Sorbet
  • Slyp & DiviPay
  • Tanggram & Elevate Super
  • Valiant & MYOB

 

EMERGING FINTECH ORGANISATION OF THE YEAR Sponsor: 1835i

  • Betacarbon
  • Bridgit
  • Cache
  • Hay as a Service (Now Shaype)
  • HelpPay
  • Nano Digital Home Loans
  • Superhero
  • Unhedged

 

FINTECH ORGANISATION OF THE YEAR Sponsor: ASX

  • Flare
  • FrankieOne
  • Hnry
  • InDebted
  • Monoova
  • Slyp
  • Tic:Toc
  • Wisr

 

There will also be a new Hall of Fame inductee announced. This award is sponsored by previous inductee, Afterpay. Similar to the previous years, there will also be the People’s Choice award for the Fintech Organisation of the Year and Emerging Fintech Organisation of the year. These awards are sponsored by Tier One People.



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