4th Annual Australian FinTech Awards 2019

Thursday 1st August 2019

Ashurst, The Ashurst Ballroom, Level 11, 5 Martin Place, Sydney, NSW 2000

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Australia’s premier Awards for the FinTech Sector / Fintech Awards

The 4th 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.

Award Categories / Fintech Awards

1. FINTECH INNOVATION IN PAYMENTS – Start-up (1-24 months old)

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.

This Award is Supported by:  visa_logo_2019

2. FINTECH INNOVATION IN PAYMENTS – Established (24+ months old)

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.

This Award is Supported by:   IndueLogo

3. FINTECH INNOVATION IN WEALTH MANAGEMENT (ROBO ADVICE)

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 is Supported by:  Envestnet

4. FINTECH INNOVATION IN LENDING

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 is Supported by:  Perpetual-Logo

5. BEST FINTECH COMMUNICATIONS CAMPAIGN

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.

This Award is Supported by:  howorth_logo

6. BEST FINTECH-BANK COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR

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

This Award is Supported by:  temenos

7. FINTECH LEADER OF THE YEAR

The Award Judges are looking for an outstanding individual who has persistently contributed to the advancement of the fintech sector

This Award is Supported by:  seedspace_logo

8. FEMALE FINTECH LEADER OF THE YEAR

The Award Judges are looking for an outstanding female individual who has persistently contributed to the advancement of the fintech sector

This Award is Supported by:  BeemItLogo

9. FINTECH CTO/CIO OF THE YEAR

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.

This Award is Supported by: TOP-2019-org-300dpi-new

10. INSURE-TECH STARTUP OF THE YEAR

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.

This Award is Supported by: Invest-in-Bavaria

11. REG-TECH STARTUP OF THE YEAR

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.

12. BEST USE OF Ai IN FINTECH AWARD 

The Judges are looking for the best use of Artificial Intelligence (Ai) in a fintech or fintech service; Ai helps fintechs offer machine-learning human-like services at scale, and can include accurate decision making, intelligent customer support (not just keyword driven responses), fraud detections, financial advice, and claims management, and more.

This Award is Supported by: Supported-by-the-NSW-Government

13. BEST FINTECH & NON-BANK COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR AWARD  

This Award is for the best collaboration between a fintech and a non-bank financial services companies (for example, Credit Unions, Customer Owned Banks, Building Societies, Non-Bank Lenders etc)

This Award is Supported by: Supported-by-the-NSW-Government

14. BEST PROPTECH STARTUP OF THE YEAR 

The Judges are looking for the most innovative use of technology to solve the property sector’s biggest issues; to be included in this category, the PropTech business needs to have a fintech or finance/payments component.

15. INTERNATIONAL CONQUEROR AWARD

An Award that celebrates homegrown talent that’s going global! This category is open to any Australian fintech that can demonstrate they are achieving great things around the world (eg revenue, clients, projects etc)

This Award is Supported by:  nsx_logo

16. ASHURST FINTECH STARTUP OF THE YEAR

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.

HOW TO ENTER / Please read carefully

  1. Entrance is FREE
  2. You can enter here
  3. You can enter as many Award Categories as you wish
  4. You can enter multiple times in the same Category – eg you may wish to enter 2 or 3 people for the ‘FinTech Leader of the Year’
  5. For each Award Category the Judges will select THREE finalists. Finalists will be invited to the FinTech Awards night, and the Winner will be announced on the night. Finalists will not need to buy a ticket to attend.
  6. The project, product, research paper, campaign, or activity you are entering must have been created, developed or released in the past 18 months to be a valid entry.
  7. The Judges decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into

KEY DATES:

Submissions Open:           Tuesday, 5th June

Submissions Close:           Thursday, 25th July

Finalists Notified:              Monday, 29th July

FinTech Awards Night:     Thursday, 1st August

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