Announced! TechRound’s FinTech50 2022!

The team at TechRound are delighted to announce the TechRound’s Fintech50 for 2022 – highlighting the innovation and success of Fintech companies across the UK, Europe and the World.

 

After hundreds of applications, we are pleased to announce the top 50 below and a special thank you to Oracle NetSuite for sponsoring the competition.

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Meet The Judges

 

Pete Hanlon Moneypenny

 

Pete Hanlon, Chief Technology Officer at Moneypenny

 

  • Since joining Moneypenny in 2019, Pete has dedicated his time to taking the business’s existing technology solutions and software development to a whole new level by leveraging new tech, such as AI and deep learning.
  • With many years of experience as CTO in his back pocket, Pete saw through the reinvention of digital culture and technology at MoneySuperMarket and created a new website platform for over 5000 dealerships across the UK during his time at Auto Trader.
  • Under Pete’s leadership, Moneypenny has developed innovative products to improve and scale the services provided to clients. It’s this passion for technology that has resulted in him being accepted into Forbes Technology Council - an invitation-only community for world-class CTOs.

ben haas

 

Benjamin Haas, Senior Director EMEA at IDnow

 

  • Former UniCredit, Robert Half and Gympass.
  • Longstanding expert on Know Your Customer (KYC), identity services and technology trends.
  • Benjamin Haas, Senior Director EMEA, joined IDnow in 2017 after working for UniCredit, Robert Half and Gympass. He and his team at IDnow are enabling international companies like HSBC, N26, Western Union or Sixt with a fast and – above all – a secure solution to verify their users’ identity and to turn the onboarding process into an outstanding customer experience that boosts conversion rates.
  • Over the past four years, Ben has been key in driving IDnow’s internationalisation strategy and accelerating the company’s exceptional growth.

 

izzy murphy

 

Izzy Murphy, TechRound Editorial Team

 

  • Izzy Murphy is a reporter at TechRound and spends her days researching and interviewing young and successful entrepreneurs across the UK startup industry.
  • With a key eye for new businesses and startups – Izzy has spotted a lot of up and coming brands before they became well-known.

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Notable Mentions

Again this year we were extremely impressed with the calibre of entries, with some of the most outstanding Fintech companies across payments, budgeting, finance and cryptocurrencies sharing their stories.

We noticed a huge interest in budgeting or payment apps that saved time and money for individuals and businesses, whether it was calculating their expenses, organising their costs and using AI to make this more efficient.

It is always great to see entries from firms involved in cryptocurrencies, making them more accessible to the general public, especially during the growth of this industry in the last year.

We also saw a huge rise in the BNPL space - whether it be for consumers or for businesses to help with cash flow for start-ups.

We always love seeing solutions that help individuals save more money or build better financial habits. We particularly liked the entry that was helping children build financial literacy - it's a key life skill that is sometimes missed in the curriculum.

 

Feedback From The Judges

We always like the applications that get straight to the point, especially as early as possible:

My business does …

We started in …. and today have made xyz in revenue or acquired over xyz number of followers.

Unfortunately for so many entries, they give a long back story about the industry and the market and we have to read through a lot before even understanding what the business is about. So the earlier you can present who you are and what you do, the better.

Numbers are important. There are a lot of good concepts out there, but we need to see some kind of growth or achievements. It’s not all about funding, since we mentioned this was not a requirement. We are looking for basic numbers including revenue, subscribers, customers, followers – anything tangible.

We apologies to the very capable entries that we received in insurance, HR, SaaS and AI – but do not worry, we will be running more top 50s later this year with your name on them!

We hope that these simple tips will come in useful for future applications and competitions. You should always enter a TechRound competition because you have nothing to lose. Do not be afraid to ask for feedback from TechRound or from your peers before you apply. Until then, thank you for entering and we look forward to seeing you next year for the Fintech50 next year!

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