Digital disruptors honoured in Fintech Business Awards

The winners of the inaugural Fintech Business Awards have been announced at a ceremony that recognised outstanding innovation and entrepreneurship in the Australian fintech sector.

Leading individuals and companies were honoured in the presence of more than 350 fintech industry stakeholders at a cocktail gala at the Ivy Ballroom in Sydney tonight.

Daniel Foggo, chief executive of RateSetter Australia, was awarded the Fintech Business Excellence Award (individual), after receiving the highest points, from the expert judges, of all winners in the individual award categories.

Midwinter Financial Services took out the Fintech Business Excellence Award (company), having been awarded the highest points of all winners in the company award categories.

“Over 300 nominations were received for the 18 awards, with the winners selected by a panel of expert judges from a pool of 125 finalists, indicating the strength of Australia’s fintech sector,” Fintech Business managing editor Aleks Vickovich said.

A close-up of a trophy at nighttime, with several out of focus lights in the background behind the trophy“We congratulate all the finalists and winners, and thank our judging panel and event partners ASX, Avaloq, Spike and Momentum Intelligence.”

The winners of the 2017 Fintech Business Awards are:

Crowdfunding Innovator of the Year: DomaCom
Lending Innovator of the Year: Prospa
Personal Finance Innovator of the Year: Pocketbook
Insurance Innovator of the Year: OneTick Technology
Payments Innovator of the Year: Airwallex
Compliance Innovator of the Year: BGL Corporate Solutions
Fintech Mentor of the Year: Claire Wivell Plater, The Fold Legal
Fintech Entrepreneur of the Year: Daniel Foggo, RateSetter Australia
Thought Leader of the Year: Claire Wivell Plater, The Fold Legal
Investment Innovator of the Year: Acorns
Software Innovator of the Year: Midwinter
Software Services Innovator of the Year: Avoka
Financial Advice Innovator of the Year: Map My Plan
Platform Innovator of the Year: BRICKX
Femtech Leader of the Year: Cathy Kovacs, Westpac
Fintech Start-Up of the Year: Valiant Finance
Fintech Business Excellence Award (individual): Daniel Foggo, RateSetter Australia
Fintech Business Excellence Award (company): Midwinter

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