With only three weeks to go the banking industry is up for its awards The AltFi Awards 2021 honoring the top innovators in financial services and banking.
Hundreds of nominations have been rigorously assessed (while taking into account any biases, where possible), and now a “Afti” has a full list has been compiled of those firms shortlisted for one of the awards.
The full list of winners will be announced on 26 November following a glamourous ceremony in the heart of the City of London.
Here, though, in full are those shortlisted for the AltFi Awards 2021.
Fintech Of The Year 2021 PensionBee Mollie Raisin DS
Lender Of The Year 2021 ThinCats Silicon Valley Bank Just Cashflow
CEO Of The Year 2021 Anne Boden, Starling Bank Sebastian Siemiatkowski, Klarna Samantha Seaton, Moneyhub
Bank Of The Year 2021 Starling Bank ClearBank Cashplus Bank
Fintech App Of The Year 2021 Freetrade Snoop Tide
Best UX Of The Year 2021 Freetrade Monzo Moneybox
Open Banking Provider Of The Year 2021 Accountscore Plaid TrueLayer
Financial Inclusion 2021 Auxmoney Lendwise EdAid
Investor Of The Year 2021 Draper Esprit Chrysalis Investments Augmentum Fintech
Fintech Woman Of The Year 2021 Lisa Jacobs, Funding Circle Seema Desai, iwoca Dame Jayne-Anne Gadhia, Snoop
B2B Fintech Of The Year 2021 Thought Machine Checkout.com Plaid
Crypto Platform Of The Year 2021 Coinbase Bitpanda Zumo
Consumer Fintech Of The Year 2021 Moneybox Habito Starling Bank
Advisory Firm Of The Year 2021 Thistle Initiatives Adempi Stone Mountain Capital
The One to Watch 2022 Lightyear Snoop Tred
Diversity and Inclusion Initiative Of The Year 2021 iwoca Global Processing Services (GPS) PensionBee
Special Industry Contribution Of The Year 2021*
AltFi Editor’s Choice 2021*
Note From the Editor.
I am happy to say that a Challenger bank “CASHPLUS” that I have been a loyal customer with since they first started out, became an official bank this year and has been shortlisted for the award Bank of the Year 2021.
**Please note we are not affiliated with “Afti” what so ever and opinions expressed are solely our own.
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