FinTech Australia has announced the shortlist for the seventh annual Finnies fintech awards, featuring 156 contenders.
The seventh iteration of The Finnies, the nation’s annual fintech awards, has a shortlist of 156 contenders, according to FinTech Australia.
More than 250 fintech companies submitted more than 300 entries in 19 categories for this year’s awards. The awards will recognize exceptional accomplishments in the various fintech business sectors as well as in the supporting services.
The general manager of FinTech Australia, Rehan D’Almeida, commended the finalists for their accomplishment and emphasized the complexity of the judging process. He added any organization or person on this shortlist should be proud of their efforts because the choices were tough.
Tickets are available through The Finnies website for the awards presentation, which will take place on May 31 at Melbourne’s Forum Theater. Global Processing Services and Patona are the sponsors of the event.
D’Almeida thinks that the awards are a terrific reminder of the industry’s tenacity and its capacity to succeed despite hardship, despite the difficult environment for the fintech and startup sectors. We anticipate seeing everyone that evening, he continued.
The categories include Outstanding Fintech Leader of the Year, Female Fintech Leader of the Year, Emerging Fintech Leader of the Year, and Best Workplace Diversity. Excellence in establishing a global market presence, excellence in industry partnerships and collaborations, excellence in business lending, and excellence in consumer lending are other categories.
The shortlist also includes categories for excellence in payments, blockchain/distributed ledger, and cryptocurrency and digital currency/wallets/exchanges. Additionally, there are categories for excellence in wealth management (including PFM and Robo), excellence in regtech, excellence in insurtech, and excellence in open data.
The awards also honor Fintech Organization of the Year, Emerging Fintech Organization of the Year, Positive Impact Award, and Excellence in Fintech Support Services. Athena Home Loans, Basiq, FrankieOne, Hnry, OCR Labs, Slyp, Wise, and Zepto are among the businesses that have been shortlisted.
Finance Australia is the name of the national association for the Australian financial startup ecosystem. Its goal is to collaborate with all levels of government, business, and the Australian fintech community to make Australia the world leader in fintech innovation and investment.