FinTech Australia announces Finnies finalists

6 May, 2019 — Fintech greats and some fresh contenders are among the finalists for the third annual Finnie Awards.

Held in Melbourne for the first time, this year’s event will celebrate collaboration and partnerships, a focus of FinTech Australia in 2019.

“The judges have commended the calibre of entries this year. All the finalists on this list are truly deserving as the competition was tough,” FinTech Australia General Manager, Rebecca Schot-Guppy said.

“We believe this finalist list alone showcases the breadth and depth of innovation across the sector. It also sets the scene for what we believe will be our best Finnies event to-date.”

There were a total of 237 submissions this year across all 19 award categories. The number of submissions was up 30 per cent compared to last year.  

The Fintech Organisation Of The Year category and the Emerging Organisation of the Year were  the most heavily contended, receiving the most submissions.

Tickets for the event, held at the Victorian Innovation Precinct on June 6 also go on sale today. They can be purchased via the partner page – FOMO


The finalists:

FinTech Organisation of the Year

Airwallex
Basiq
Medipass
Wisr
Prospa
Afterpay
Equitise
Verrency
Up

Emerging FinTech Organisation of the Year

Indebted
Look Who’s Charging
Xinja
Zuper
Douugh
Smooth Retirement
Athena Home Loans
Priviti

Outstanding FinTech Leader of the Year

Anthony Nantes, Wisr
Marie Mortimer, Firstmac
Danny Gilligan, Reinventure
Jack Zhang, Airwallex
Martin McCann, Trade Ledger
Stuart Stoyan, MoneyPlace
Dom Pyn, Up
Nick Molnar, Afterpay

Female FinTech Leader of the Year

Marie Mortimer, Firstmac
Van Le, Xinja
Lucy Liu, Airwallex
Jessica Ellerm, Zuper
Debra Taylor, OpenSparkz
Sophie Gerber, TRAction Fintech
Renata Cihelka, GetCapital
Shahirah Gardner, Finch

Emerging FinTech Leader of the Year

Lucy Liu, Airwallex
Jessica Ellerm, Zuper
Shahirah Gardner, Finch
Sibel Buyukbaykal, BrickX
Joel Robbie, Nod.
Josh Foreman, InDebted
Sophie Gerber, TRAction Fintech
Will Mahon-Heap, Revolut

Excellence in Wealth Management

RateSetter
Pocketbook
Map My Plan
Raiz
MyProsperity
Roll-it Super
Spaceship
Sharesight
Longevity App
Ignition Advice

Excellence in Payments

TransferWise
Airwallex
Afterpay
Verrency
Identitii
ZIP

Excellence in Business Lending

Moula
Radium Capital
Business Fuel
Trade Ledger
Octet
Prospa

Excellence in Consumer Lending

SocietyOne
Wisr
loans.com.au
RateSetter
MoneyMe
MoneyPlace

Excellence in Blockchain / Distributed Ledger / Digital Currency

Pellar Technology
Enosi Australia
Geora
AgUnity
Amber
Finch

Excellence in Insurtech

Evari
ClaimLogik
FloodMapp
Huddle Insurance

Excellence in Crowdfunding

Birchal
Equitise
OnMarket

Excellence in Industry Collaboration and Partnerships

AgriDigital
Up
Look Who’s Charging
Frollo
Verrency
Frankie Financial
AirPass

Excellence in Establishing Market Presence: Global

Trade Ledger
Blockchain Centre
Airwallex
Mapcite
illion Digital Tech Solutions
SendGold
Brave New Coin
Cover Genius

Excellence in FinTech Support Services

Blockchain Centre
MSC Group
UK Department For International Trade
DLA Piper Australia
Stone & Chalk
The Fold Legal
Reinventure
illion Open Data Solutions

Best Workplace Diversity

Brighte
Stone & Chalk
AgriDigital
Xinja
GetCapital
InDebted
IPF Digital Australia
Identitii

Deal of the Year

MoneyPlace
Joust
Verrency x Emirates NBD
Metamako and Arista

Best Partnership of the Year

Fillr and Klarna
Afterpay and Up
Bendigo and Adelaide Bank & Ferocia (UP)
Brighte and NAB
Tic:Toc and Bendigo and Adelaide Bank
OnDeck Australia and MYOB Partnership
Roll-it Super and Moneytree
RateSetter and CEFC and South Australia Government

Biggest Raise of the Year

Winner will be announced on the night.