FinTech Australia Announces 2019 Finnies Finalists

FinTech Australia announced on Monday the finalists for the 2019 Finnies. According to the organization, there was a total of 237 submissions this year across all 19 award categories and the number of submissions was up 30%. This year’s event, which will be held in Melbourne for the first time, will celebrate collaboration and partnerships, which is a focus of FinTech Australia this year.

While sharing more details about the finalists, Fintech Australia General Manager, Rebecca Schot-Guppy, stated:

The judges have commended the calibre of entries this year. All the finalists on this list are truly deserving as the competition was tough. 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.”

FinTech Australia also reported that the Fintech Organisation Of The Year category and the Emerging Organisation of the Year were the most heavily contended, receiving the most submissions. See the full list of finalists below.

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

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
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