FinTech Awards 2024
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Australia's Premier Awards for the FinTech Sector

We are delighted to announce The 9th Annual FinTech Awards 2024 will be held in Sydney on Thursday 21st March 2024.

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VENUE
Ashurst Ballroom, 5 Martin Place,
Sydney NSW 2000

 

WHEN
Thursday 21st March 2024
KEY DATES
Submissions Open: Thursday 1st February 2024
Submissions Close: Monday 4th March 2024
Finalists Notified: Thursday 14th March 2024
Awards Night: Thursday 21st March 2024


Award Categories


1. BEST FINTECH &/or BANK APP
The Judges are looking for a FinTech or Bank with an outstanding App, that has high user ratings (on the App Store, Google ratings etc), offers users a clear, concise, easy to use functionality, use of Ai to help customers find services and apply for new products, use of personalisation, customer engagement (eg notifications), gamification and education on finance. NPS and retention data may also be used in your application.

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2. BEST INNOVATION IN LENDING & HOME LOANS
This award recognises a consumer lending, home loans and/or business lending which offers a new or significantly improved service that implements technology to bring benefits to either lenders and/or borrowers, or lending marketplaces. Examples could include an innovative use of credit modelling, data elements and/or an improved user experience, or volume growth.

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3. BEST INNOVATION FOR INVESTING & FUNDS MANAGEMENT
This award recognises a B2C or B2B investment or Funds Management service. This could also include a Superannuation service. This could be a new or significantly improved service that implements technology to bring benefits to B2C providers or customers. This is not necessarily about FUM; new entrants to the Superannuation/Funds Management sector are encouraged to submit as we appreciate building FUM takes many years.


4. BEST FINTECH-BANK COLLABORATION
The Judges are looking for partnerships, specific projects, or products, that showcase how a bank (listed banks, ADIs, Customer Owned Banks) and a fintech firm are working together. Banks can include non-Banks involved in financial services and regulated by ASIC (or APRA). One party in the submission must be an Australian company (which can be the bank or the fintech).


5. BEST USE OF Ai IN FINTECH
The Judges are looking for the best use of Artificial Intelligence (Ai) in a fintech service; Ai can help fintech firms offer machine-learning human-like services at scale, and can include accurate and faster decision making, intelligent customer support, fraud detections, financial advice, and claims management, and more.


6. BEST INNOVATION: FINTECH IN GOVERNMENT
The Judges are looking for the most innovative use of technology to solve the challenges of delivering Government Services at either a Local, State or Federal level. This category includes payments, lending, transactions via Apps, and covers all sectors of Government; health (& NDIS), housing, defence, property, welfare etc.


7. BEST INNOVATION IN REWARDS & LOYALTY
The Judges are looking for innovative use of technology to help brands deliver more than points for loyal customers; this could include upsell to other relevant financial services, subscriptions, experiences, collaboration and education services.


8. BEST INNOVATION IN PROPTECH
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 value proposition substantially connected to finance / asset register / payments.


9. BEST INNOVATION: CORPORATE CARDS, ACCOUNTING & PAYROLL
The Judges are looking for the most innovative use of technology, UX & UI experience, compelling pricing, to solve the key corporate challenges of issuing & tracking corporate card expenses, accounting, expense management (incl FX), payroll and benefits.


10. BEST SUSTAINABILITY INITIATIVE
This category includes ESG, GreenTech, BlueOceanTech and Blue &/or Green Finance initiatives. The Judges define Sustainability as a societal goal with three dimensions: environmental, economic and social. Initiatives developed by fintechs can be used to guide financial decisions at the global, national and at the individual consumer level, helping businesses/Governments transition to a net zero-emission economy.


11. YOUNG FINTECH LEADER OF THE YEAR
The Award Judges are looking for an outstanding individual under 35 years of age who has consistently contributed to the advancement of the fintech sector.

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12. FEMALE FINTECH LEADER OF THE YEAR
The Award Judges are looking for an outstanding female individual who has consistently contributed to the advancement of the fintech sector.


13. FINTECH LEADER OF THE YEAR
The Award Judges are looking for an outstanding individual who has consistently contributed to the advancement of the fintech sector.


14. FAST STARTER AWARD
The Judges are looking for the most impressive Early Stage FinTech; less than two years trading (in market). The fintech should demonstrate impressive growth and traction; this could be customer numbers, FUM, partnerships, capital raised, staff numbers or any number of fast starter growth metrics.


15. BEST FINTECH GROWTH STORY
An Award that celebrates a fintech that’s going gangbusters! This category is open to any Australian fintech that can demonstrate they are achieving great things in Australia and/or around the world (metrics could include new market growth, client growth, revenue, downloads etc).


16. ASHURST FINTECH STARTUP OF THE YEAR
This is the most exciting Award of the night. The Judges are seeking a FinTech start-up business that has made a huge impression in the financial services sector with new and innovative services, creating competition and transforming the way we experience financial services.

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Terms & Conditions: How to Enter

Please read carefully

1. Entrance is FREE.
2. Submissions open on 1st February 2024
3. You can enter a maximum of 5 Award Categories.
4. You can only enter one submission per Category. You cannot enter multiple submissions in the same category.
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 by an Australian company in the past 5 years; we realise fintechs take time to develop, launch and scale products.
7. The Judges decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
8. The FinTech Awards are open to Australian owned companies and Australian Entrepreneurs. Australian companies are defined as a Pty Ltd company with a minimum 51% shareholding of members/shareholders resident in Australia. For clarification, an Australian Pty Ltd company majority owned by overseas based shareholders or an overseas based company (or holding company) is not permitted to enter the awards (with the exception of Point 9 below, where an overseas company can partner with an Australian fintech/FSI and enter an award category together). Your company’s headquarters must also be registered in Australia. Nominations for Individual Awards (eg FinTech Leader of the Year) must be for Australian citizens, but the nominees do not have to be based in Australia.
9. The FinTech Awards are open to 50/50 Joint Ventures; JVs are permitted to enter the awards where one of the co-owners (with a min 50% ownership) is an Australian financial institution.
10. Please read the attached PDF for tips of writing Award submissions
11. No attachments or additional documents are permitted for any submission.

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Email: glen@famfi.com.au