Fintech Innovation Awards 2016: 15 Winners Announced!

FIA 2016


Innovation in treasury management is just one of the categories awarded recognition at last night’s second annual Fintech Innovation Awards, where 500 of the best and brightest innovators in finance packed out The Brewery in central London.

At the Awards, whose media partners were GTNews and sister websites bobsguide and paymenteye, WalletSizing by Vallstein won the innovation in treasury prize, while other notable winners from the night were Azimo for innovation in money transfer and Zopa CEO Giles Zopa for fintech leader of the year.

The awards were hosted by Julia Streets, founder and CEO of Streets Consulting who welcomed Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP, Minister for the Cabinet Office and Paymaster General as a guest speaker.

The evening also featured a keynote presentation from Dan Ariely, bestselling author and Professor of Psychology and Behaviour at Duke University who talked about our relationship with money and how it affects decisions about our finances. He also pointed to the choice that entrepreneurs ultimately have in finance right now: building technology that exploits the mistakes people make with their finances or technology to help people improve their relationship with money.


After the buzz that has surrounded fintech startups in the past couple of years, the emphasis is now moving toward building sustainable businesses and the talk is notably shifting from antagonism with incumbents to an atmosphere of collaboration and partnership. Speaking at the event, Dan Cobley, former head of Google UK and now a partner at fintech venture capital investor Brightbridge Ventures, said that while some of the “froth” might be coming out of fintech investment as investors start zeroing in on unit economics, right now the UK financial tech sector is as exciting and vibrant as ever.



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



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