Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science
Senator for New South Wales
The 2nd Annual Australian FinTech Awards celebrate the achievements of the dynamic people and businesses comprising the fintech sector. These Awards seek to recognise success in the FinTech sector in its many forms. This event will be an evening of celebrating the best innovation, created by the best innovators and entrepreneurs that live and work in Australia.
The Judges are looking for an innovative new product or service that disrupts the payments sector; services could be from all areas of the FinTech sector including mobile or digital currency providers.
The Judges are seeking a product or service which offers a new, or significantly improved, service that uses technology to benefit customers and/or financial institutions.
This award recognises a business which offers a new or significantly improved service that implements technology to bring benefits to both lenders and borrowers. Judges are looking for innovative credit modelling, use of data elements and/or an improved user experience.
This award seeks to recognise the business/Government or service/product that is the most innovative and effective method of detecting or preventing cybercrime or fraud. The Award is open to both internal or external Cyber-Security & Anti-Fraud teams.
The Judges are looking for the campaign that helped a fintech business or service scale, gain traction or awareness. This Award will be judged on creativity and results, and will be mindful of the size of the campaign budget and media spend.
The judges will be looking for peer reviewed primary or secondary research that pushes the boundaries in fintech, and puts Australia on the world stage
The Judges are looking for specific projects, or products, that showcase how a bank and a fintech firm have worked together, either in collaboration, or using open APIs
The Award Judges are looking for an outstanding individual who has persistently contributed to the advancement of the fintech sector
The Award Judges are looking for an outstanding female individual who has persistently contributed to the advancement of the fintech sector
Judges will be looking for an outstanding CTO or CIO who has created or led cutting edge innovation, a CTO or CIO who may have taken a calculated risk and the risk has paid off.
The Judges are seeking an Insurance based FinTech start-up business (business or core service launched in the past 18 months) that has disrupted the insurance/risk sector with new and innovative services.
The Judges are seeking a FinTech start-up business (business or core service launched in the past 18 months) that has launched a new service, or disrupted the regulatory/compliance sector with new and innovative service(s) that facilitates the delivery of regulatory requirements. This category would suit fintechs in the areas of KYC and AML, and/or assisting financial services companies in their compliance obligations.
This is the most important Award of the night. The Judges are seeking a FinTech start-up business (business or core service launched in the past 18 months) that has disrupted the financial services sector with new and innovative services, creating competition and transforming the way we experience financial services.