FinTech Awards shortlists announced – showcasing Wales’ best in FinTech


On July 19th, 2019, Wales will be celebrating the best in FinTech at the inaugural FinTech Wales Awards, sponsored by

In its first year, the awards recognise the talented FinTech companies and professionals working in Wales, bringing innovators and digital experts together for a night of celebration.

Wales has the fastest growing digital economy outside London and looking at the shortlist, it’s easy to see why.

Matt Hyde MD FinTech Awards Wales, echoes this sentiment, “A new wave of FinTech start-ups are benefiting from the vibrant and skilled Welsh workforce. FinTech Awards Wales will recognise their success and inspire future growth.”

The full 2019 shortlist can be found below:

FinTech Start-up of the Year – Sponsored by

  • ANNA Money
  • SamePage Group
  • Credas
  • Disberse

FinTech Company of the Year – Sponsored by Eversheds Sutherland

  • GoCo Group PLC
  • Vizolution
  • Backbase
  • TAXO’D

FinTech Scale-up of the Year – Sponsored by Wealthify

  • Bipsync UK Ltd
  • Delio Ltd
  • Cashcalc
  • Backbase
  • Vizolution

CTO / CIO of the Year – Welsh Government

  • Andrew Brockway,
  • Jackson Hull, GoCompare Group PLC
  • Leon James, Motokiki/Leon James Consultancy

New Product of the Year – sponsored by LimestoneGrey

  • Source Insurance
  • LiveLend Reward Loan
  • Weflip
  • Credas

Best Advisory Firm of the Year – Sponsored by Recruit 121

  • Henry Howard Finance
  • Eversheds Sutherland
  • Capital Law Ltd

Best Accelerator / Incubator of the Year – Sponsored by ActiveQuote

  • NatWest Accelerator Hub
  • Barclays Eagle Lab in Partnership with Legal and General
  • Town Square Spaces

Best Academic Programme of the Year Supporting FinTech / FS Companies – Sponsored by Hodge Bank

  • Cardiff University, School of Mathematics
  • University of South Wales, National Cyber Security Academy
  • Cardiff University, National Software Academy (NSA)
  • GoCompare Group PLC, GoFurther Academy

Rising FinTech Star – sponsored by PWC

  • Tom Newton, CashCalc
  • Bill Safran, Vizolution
  • Eleana Martyn, Comparison Creator
  • Ben Joakim, Disberse
  • Sina Yamani, Lynq

Best Enabling Tech Company For a Company Whose Technology isn’t FinTech but is Enabling FinTech Companies – Sponsored by Blake Morgan

  • Illustrate Digital
  • Comparison Creator
  • LexisNexis Risk Solutions

Outstanding Contribution to FinTech in Wales – Sponsored by

This award recognises an individual in the FinTech community who has demonstrated a commitment to fintech innovation that delivers benefits to investors, businesses and customers.
A leader who has demonstrated the most leadership in FinTech. The award is targeted at recognising a person who has shaped the FinTech dialogue and continues to supports the FinTech community in Wales.

We’ll publish the winners here after the ceremony but if you’d like to get involved in the awards, you can contact the company here…

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