Fintech Innovation Awards 2015: Celebrating Top Innovators in London

On March 18th, the Fintech Innovation Awards 2015 (FIA) were held in the heart of London where technology influencers and visionaries in the Fintech industry, gathered to honor their top innovators. It was an honor for me to attend the event with our UK Team: Mark Herlily, Director of International Sales; Carol Grouse, International Customer Success Manager; and our amazing customer, OnTrees, ranked as the #1 Free Finance App in the UK. Our London office was excited to participate in and co-sponsor the event. It was great to connect with many Yodlee® Interactive customers and network with an international group of financial apps and technology services luminaries. JeanineThe FIA awards are an annual event made possible by Bobsguide and PaymentEye. This year, we honored 2014’s fintech movers and shakers who accomplished the most in the global financial and payments technology sector. Yodlee Interactive, Bright Bridge, Treasury Express, and Wex co-sponsored the event. Over 400 industry delegates and experts were in attendance. The awards ceremony was held at the Brewery where live music was featuring The Urban Soul Orchestra, a string ensemble. Julia Streets, Founder and Director of Streets Consulting hosted the evening. Speeches were given by famous English rugby player and coach, Sir Clive Woodward (keynote), Founding CEO of Fintech incubator Brightbridge, Dan Cobley and past VP, Technology and Research, Visa Europe, Andrew Vorster. Sir Woodward’s observation that “Whoever wins in IT, tends to win” hit close to home with the audience. All the speakers were inspiring; Urban Soul was amazing, and the combination of celebration and networking kept everyone dancing late into the night. Congrats to the award winners:

  • British Business Bank Investments – Alternative finance debt funder of the year
  • Rhydian Lewis, Founder and CEO of RateSetter – Fintech leader of the year
  • Nutmeg – Fintech startup and early stage company of the year
  • Bellin – Winner, treasury management system
  • Yoyo – Winner, mobile banking and commerce
  • Handpoint – Winner, mobile point-of-sale
  • Cashcloud – Winner, mobile wallets
  • Jumio – Winner, anti-fraud/security initiative
  • SimCorp – Winner, asset management system
  • INETCO – Winner, data solutions
  • AxeTrading – Winner, trading systems on the buy and sell side
  • Barclaycard bPay – Winner, contactless payment initiative
  • Panamax’s Mobifin – Winner, emerging markets

For a glimpse of the excitement, check out this gallery with video highlights and photos from the Fintech Innovation Awards 2015. What are your thoughts on the future of fintech? Are you developing an innovative financial app? Learn how to build and distribute applications for financial services in this white paper or contact us for more information.