The 2018 Finalists have been announced for Australia’s only industry-backed awards.

FinTech Australia together with the NSW Government’s Jobs for NSW has come together to launch the 2018 Finnie awards.

A total of 23 awards will be on offer, including FinTech Organisation of the Year, FinTech Leader of the Year, Female FinTech Leader of the Year and Emerging FinTech Organisation of the Year.

In addition, fintech companies will have the opportunity to be recognised for excellence in sectors such as lending, wealth management, payments, crowdfunding, blockchain, artificial intelligence and regtech. For this year’s awards, a new award category has been introduced for the best fintech user experience/design outcome.

2018 Award Dates & Information

Entries close:     Sunday 08 April 2018

  • Judging to take place Monday 09 April – Sunday 29 April 2018
  • Free for financial members of FinTech Australia to enter or to nominate someone
  • Non-members will be charged per entry. See entry fee structure for details
  • Finnie Finalists will be notified on Monday 7 May 2018
  • Gala Awards Night Wednesday 13 June 2018 in Sydney
All companies, individuals and projects must have been for work from 24 March 2017 to 29 April 2018 (inclusive).

  • Only financial members of FinTech Australia are eligible for free entry
  • Non-members are invited to enter for the following costs.
    Founders to 5 FTE        A$50
    6+ FTE                                 A$100
    All fees exc. GST for Australian entries

Categories (23 categories in total)

People, Culture and Talent (4 awards)

  1. Best Workplace Diversity
  2. Young FinTech Leader of the Year (under 35)
  3. Female FinTech Leader of the Year
  4. FinTech Leader of the Year (can be from any field)

Growth Mindset and Global Perspective (2 awards)
  1. Excellence in Establishing Market Presence: Global
  2. Excellence in Industry Collaboration & Partnerships

Excellence in Business (13 awards)
  1. Excellence in Business Lending
  2. Excellence in Consumer Lending
  3. Excellence in Crowdfunding
  4. Excellence in Payments (including Remittance/FX)
  5. Excellence in Digital Currencies/Wallets/Exchanges
  6. Excellence in Blockchain/Distributed Ledger
  7. Excellence in Cyber Security
  8. Excellence in Insurtech
  9. Excellence in Data/AI/Digital ID Solutions
  10. Excellence in Regtech (including KYC and AML)
  11. Excellence in Wealth Management (including PFM and Robo)
  12. Best Customer/User Experience
  13. Best Marketing/Branding Initiative of the Year

Support Services (2 awards)

  1. Excellence in FinTech Support Services – Infrastructure and Investment
  2. Excellence in FinTech Support Services – Professional Services

Overall (2 awards)
  1. Emerging FinTech Organisation of the Year (company must be <2 years old)
  2. FinTech Organisation of the Year
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