Champagne, networking and stories about payments: FinTech Innovation Award winners revealed

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Last night, over 500 of the best and brightest fintech innovators gathered at the second annual FinTech Innovation Awards.

Held at The Brewery in central London, the awards were hosted by Julia Streets and welcomed Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP, Minister for the Cabinet Office and Paymaster General as a guest speaker. The evening also featured a fascinating keynote presentation from Dan Ariely, bestselling author and Professor of Psychology and Behaviour at Duke University.

Dan captivated the audience with several anecdotes that crystallized a lot of ideas we have about payments. One notable story involved how our view of money is relative: if a shop assistant at a stationer’s  that sells a pen for £30 tells us that a shop further down the road sells the exact same pen for £8 less, we would more often than not go to the second shop. But if we go to buy a suit for £1500 and the shop assistant tells us that a shop down the road sells the exact same suit for £8 cheaper, we would probably stay in the first shop. The £8 is the same, but everything around that is different.

The attendees’ laughter showed how the payments and fintech industry as a whole would do well to heed Dan Ariely’s advice and start thinking more about the psychology of payments.

And now to the reason why were all suited and booted last night: the winners of the awards.

15 of the most exciting and innovative people and projects in fintech received awards. The list of winners includes:

Innovation in Corporate Banking

Winner: Idea Cloud by Idea Bank SA

Highly commended: Cashplus Business Current Account by Advanced Payment Solutions


Innovation in Insurance

Winner: Bought By Many Platform by Bought By Many and Ping An Insurance


Innovation in Treasury Management

Winner: WalletSizing by Vallstein

Highly commended: Citi Working Capital Analytics by Citi


Innovation in Wealth and Asset Management

Winner: EquityZen


Innovation in Risk Management

Winner: Imagine Software


Innovation in Trading Systems

Winner: FX Connect from State Street Bank

Highly commended: Babel by Bravura Solutions


Innovation in Cyber Security

Winner: GlobalGateway by Trulioo


Innovation in Lending

Winner: MarketInvoice

Highly commended: SalaryFinance


Innovation in Money Transfer/FX

Winner: Azimo


Innovation in Data Solutions

Winner: Nomis Solutions


Innovation in Payments

Winner: Zwipe Payment by Zwipe


FinTech Start-up of the Year

Winner: ClearScore


Marketing Campaign of the Year

Winner: Cashless on the Catwalk at London Fashion Week by The 10 Group and Visa Europe Collab

Highly commended: Taking fingerprint payments to the world by MagnaCarta Communications for Zwipe and MasterCard


FinTech Leader of the Year

Winner:  Giles Andrews, Executive Chairman and Co-Founder, Zopa


FinTech Innovation of the Year

Winner: ClearScore


Congratulations to all of the winners, a massive thank you to all of the sponsors and attendees and don’t forget to enter next year!

To secure your table at next year’s awards or discuss partnership opportunities, get in touch with Stephen McMaugh or call +44 (0) 208 080 9164

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