Congratulations to each and every UK FinTech Awards 2022 winner

 

 

The UK FinTech Awards 2022 ceremony saw 14 outstanding fintechs and three professionals at the top of their games prevail across 20 categories.

 

Collectively, they are the very best fintechs, talent and teams that the UK has to offer.

 

The awards ceremony in London was also a fantastic night full of networking, socialising and celebrating, with attendees of the black-tie event treated to a fantastic host, a delicious three-course meal and live music.

 

Independent judging panel chair Nicola Anderson, who is CEO at FinTech Scotland, said in the digital programme for the awards: “I’m delighted to have been involved in this year’s awards and to have had the opportunity to experience, learn and be inspired by the fantastic fintech innovators that are all working hard and developing future digital fintech solutions that will shape the way we do finance in the UK.”

 

The UK FinTech Awards will be back in 2023. Below, you can find out who won each and every category, and why.

 

Accounting Tech of the Year

Xero

“The winner of Accounting Tech of the Year is a leader in the UK that makes easy work of accounting—whatever the size or scope. Its technology solves multiple problems, is lightweight and undergoes constant innovation.”

 

Banking Tech of the Year

Curve

“The winner of Banking Tech of the Year is widely known and the beneficiary of superb market positioning that elevates it above the competition. It’s a UK native, a European powerhouse and currently embarking on expansion into the US, where it’s likely to thrive.”

 

Best Employer Award

Moneyhub

“The winner of the Best Employer Award is an outstanding employer emerging from an incredibly competitive category. This fintech goes the extra mile for staff, particularly in terms of their personal development, and provides a truly excellent working environment.”

 

Best Use of Blockchain Technology

R3

“The winner of Best Use of Blockchain Technology is a standout company in the highly important field of enterprise tech. It’s going above and beyond the competition by promoting a blockchain standard for the benefit of its users that’s likely to be followed.”

 

Data Initiative of the Year

LexisNexis Risk Solutions

“The winner of Data Initiative of the Year is the creator of a data tool powered by proprietary technology that gives customers a substantially better understanding of their customers. It’s highly innovative and effective.”

 

Director of the Year

Joanne Dewar, Global Processing Services (GPS)

“The winner of Director of the Year is heads and shoulders above the competition. They are the leader of their company and directly involved in its success, playing an integral role in securing investment and a glowing reputation. They are also making a big impact in the wider financial services sector.”

 

Diversity & Inclusion Award

PensionBee

“The winner of the Diversity & Inclusion Award is a human-focused fintech with very broad values. The breadth and range of its diversity and inclusion work is fantastic, and this approach is reflected in its hiring, outreach, and even its products and services.”

 

FinTech of the Year

PensionBee

“FinTech of the Year was a very a tough category to call for the judges. The shortlist features nine fintechs that are all capable of wearing this crown, so well done to each and every one. However, the chosen winner is a fantastic fintech that stands out for putting people and the planet at the heart of its offering. The result is an impressive customer retention rate and a service that is making a vital difference to the environment.”

 

Innovator of the Year

Joanne Smith, Recordsure and TCC Group

“The winner of Innovator of the Year has had a huge impact on research and innovation. Their passion for compliance and technological solutions to complex problems that arise is second to none, as is their talent for transforming good ideas into practical products.”

 

InsurTech of the Year

By Miles

“With a focus on APIs and open banking, the winner of InsurTech of the Year is highly innovative and disruptive. This fintech also consistently takes on new markets and challenges, often successfully.”

 

Investment Tech of the Year

Wombat

“The winner of Investment Tech of the Year is addressing a real problem by delivering a micro-investing solution perfectly positioned for consumers right now. This fintech is introducing younger generations to investing and, in doing so, giving wider fintech a creditability boost.”

 

LendTech of the Year

Habito

“The winner of LendTech of the Year is shaking up a market full of legacy tech and making the end product interesting. This fintech’s offering is pure simplicity built on an innate understanding of what consumers want from often over-complicated financial products.”

 

Payments Tech of the Year

Token

“The winner of Payments Tech of the Year delivers a wide benefit in a highly competitive space and true innovation at a time of rapid change. Its focus on open banking represents a real opportunity for an even wider impact in the future.”

 

Pensions Tech of the Year

PensionBee

“The winner of Pensions Tech of the Year champions simplicity for the customer and it shows. This fintech was the first pension provider to use open banking, is undertaking partnerships to give customers an easy but fuller understanding of their financial position and much more, all with the aim of getting people to embrace their pensions.”

 

Personal Finance Tech of the Year 

HyperJar

“The winner of Personal Finance of the Year is challenging persistent issues in savings with a simple idea that is well executed with novel tech. It’s growing organically at a healthy rate with a focus on making consumers rather than businesses richer.”

 

RegTech of the Year

Planixs

“The winner of RegTech of the Year is positioning itself as the only provider in the treasury management space, where innovation is vital. Its products are built on superior architecture and are presented a suite of options capable of being personalised for any financial institution.”

 

Rising Star of the Year

Ingrid Anusic, Moneyhub

“The winner of Rising Star of the Year stands out a strong category for the sheer breadth of their work, along with their substantial experience and effortless execution. They have a passion for fintech as a means of improving financial wellness and are intent on delivering.”

 

Startup of the Year

HyperJar

“The winner of Startup of the Year is on a rapid upward trajectory that’s changing the way a younger generation interacts with financial services providers, using novel technology, savvy communication and a product that works.”

 

Team of the Year

Collective Benefits

“The winner of Team of the Year is a fintech leadership team that has managed fast growth and established a strong and ambitious culture that continues to deliver on its mission to support independent workers.”

 

WealthTech of the Year

Avaloq

“The winner of WealthTech of the Year delivers a whole suite of vital solutions in a customer-friendly package. It is also well positioned to serve huge swathes of business thanks to its technological prowess, scale and talent.”