Monoova, Nano Digital Home Loans, BTC Markets, Wagestream, Tanggram and Up are among the biggest winners of the seventh annual FinTech Australia Finnie Awards.
For the first time in the award’s history, no company has won more than a single award, and FinTech Australia’s CEO Rehan D’Almedia said it showed growth in the sector in recent years.
“When I first started working at Finnies, we had a handful of companies cleaning up in several awards,” he said.
“Now, thanks to the level of competition and diversity in the market, companies are lucky to win a single award. It is yet another indicator of how much the sector has grown and matured in such a short time.”
The payment company Moonova was recognized as the FinTech Organization of the Year, while Nano Digital Boliglån picked up the New FinTech Organization of the Year. Tanggram won the award for Best Workplace Diversity Award.
Dominic Pym from Up was named FinTech Leader of the Year, while BTC Markets CEO Caroline Bower won Female FinTech Leader of the Year. Wagestream’s co-founder and CEO Josh Vernon was named Emerging FinTech Leader of the Year.
Reinventure co-founder and partner Simon Cant was inducted as the first person into the Finnies Hall of Fame and joined industry leaders Airwallex and Afterpay.
Cant is the CEO of Westpac-backed Reinventure, Australia’s first dedicated fintech VC company, launched in late 2013, with $ 150 million to invest in early fintechs. He was also the founding president of Fintech Australia.
D’Almedia said they could not think of a more worthy person for the Hall of Fame.
“Many of our winners this year, such as Flare and Zai, are thriving due to early backing from Reinventure,” he said.
“While many fintechs received funding from Simon’s company, countless others have benefited from his advice and guidance over the years. He was also instrumental in capturing initial government support and focusing attention on fintech and regulation. Simon is a true asset to our ecosystem. “
Here are the winners of the Finnies in 2022
Best diversity in the workplace – Tanggram
This year’s new Fintech leader – Josh Vernon, Wagestream
Female Fintech Leader of the Year – Caroline Bowler, Btc Markets
This year’s excellent Fintech leader – Dominic Pym, op
Excellence in establishing a market presence: Global – Wise
Excellence in industrial cooperation and partnerships – Flare
Excellence in corporate lending – Octet
Excellence in consumer loans – Driva and Wisr
Excellent payments (including remittance / eg) – GoCardless
Excellence in Blockchain / Distributed Ledger – Citizens’ book
Excellent in crypto and digital currencies / wallets / exchanges – Crypto.Com
Excellence in Insurtech Koba Insurance
Excellence in Regtech – FrankieOne
Excellence in asset management (including PFM and Robo) – Raiz Invest
Excellence in open data – Frollo
Excellence in Fintech Support Services – Astero
Agreement of the year – Zai
Best partnership of the year – Slyp & Divipay
People’s Choice – New Fintech Organization of the Year – Betacarbon
People’s Choice – Fintech Organization of the Year – Hnry
New Fintech Organization of the Year Nanodigital mortgages
Fintech organization of the year – Monoova
Hall Of Fame inducted – Simon Cant