Finnies 2021 Winners

FinTech Australia is proud to announce the winners of 2021 Finnies

Recognising and rewarding the Australian FinTech community by honouring innovation, growth and collaboration.

We are thrilled to announce the winners for this year’s Finnies along with the Victorian Government as presenting partner. We received 288 incredible award entries across 23 categories, including two People’s Choice categories. Thank you to everyone that took the time to enter. Former FinTech Australia CEO, Rebecca Schot-Guppy, and the FinTech Australia Board were faced with the incredibly difficult task of arriving at the finalists and our respective judges with the winners. The category winners were nnounced virtually this year on 13 October, 2021. 

“The results of this year’s awards demonstrate the growth over the last 12 months and show just how far we have come as an industry. We have always had a Female Fintech Leader of the year award to meaningfully highlight and celebrate women in fintech. This year, women have taken out all of the top awards including outstanding fintech leader which has never been won by a woman” said FinTech Australia CEO, Rebecca Schot-Guppy. We also celebrated our inaugural Hall of Fame inductees to commemorate two companies that have made a lasting impression on the Australian fintech industry’s overall development

Stay tuned for the next year’s award ceremony. Meanwhile the entries will begin early next year in 2022.

FINNIES 2021 WINNERS

People, Culture and Talent

BEST WORKPLACE DIVERSITY, Sponsored by Tanggram

Brighte

EMERGING FINTECH LEADER OF THE YEAR, Sponsored by GoCardless

Jill Berry, Adatree

FEMALE FINTECH LEADER OF THE YEAR, Sponsored by Seed Space

Natalie Dinsdale, Athena Home Loans

OUTSTANDING FINTECH LEADER OF THE YEAR, Sponsored by BDO

Katherine McConnell, Bright
Simone Joyce, Paypa Plane

Growth Mindset and Global Perspective

EXCELLENCE IN ESTABLISHING MARKET PRESENCE: GLOBAL, Sponsored by Austrade

Verrency

EXCELLENCE IN INDUSTRY COLLABORATIONS & PARTNERSHIPS, Sponsored by Xero

Fillr

Excellence in Business

EXCELLENCE IN BUSINESS LENDING, Sponsored by Creditor Watch

Prospa

EXCELLENCE IN CONSUMER LENDING, Sponsored by Vic Gov

Athena Home Loans

EXCELLENCE IN PAYMENTS (including Remittance/FX), Sponsored by Paypa Plane

Zip

People’s Choice Awards

FINTECH ORGANISATION OF THE YEAR, Sponsored by Tier One People

Up

EMERGING FINTECH ORGANISATION OF THE YEAR, Sponsored by Tier One People

WeMoney

EXCELLENCE IN BLOCKCHAIN/DISTRIBUTED LEDGER, Sponsored by Swyftx

Meeco

EXCELLENCE IN CRYPTO AND DIGITAL CURRENCIES/WALLETS/EXCHANGES, Sponsored by Stone & Chalk

Swyftx

EXCELLENCE IN INSURTECH, Sponsored by IAG

Open Insurance

EXCELLENCE IN REGTECH, Sponsored by OneTrust

FrankieOne

EXCELLENCE IN WEALTH MANAGEMENT (INCLUDING PFM AND ROBO), Sponsored by Ausiex

Stockspot

EXCELLENCE IN OPEN DATA, Sponsored by Truelayer

Frollo

Excellence in Support Services

EXCELLENCE IN SUPPORT SERVICES, Sponsored by Data Action

Stone & Chalk

Organisational Excellence Awards

DEAL OF THE YEAR, Sponsored by YBF Ventures

Quadpay & Zip

BEST PARTNERSHIP OF THE YEAR, Sponsored by Firstmac

Valiant Finance and Australia Post

EMERGING FINTECH ORGANISATION OF THE YEAR, Sponsored by Mastercard

FrankieOne

FINTECH ORGANISATION OF THE YEAR, Sponsored by Vocus

Athena Home Loans