The FinTech Five – May 7th 2021 – Featuring Admiral, Principality Building Society, CashCalc, Delio, & Yoello
Welcome to the FinTech Five, the part of the week where we take a closer look at the best articles, news, and features from our FinTech Wales members.
This week we celebrate the achievements of five FinTech Wales members who have appeared in top lists and received awards over the past seven days.
We also have important information on how you can nominate your favourite Welsh FinTechs for accolades at this years FinTech Awards Wales and Wales Startup Awards before the deadline for both closes.
Admiral Group Recognised as “Great Place to Work” for Twenty-First Consecutive Year
First this week, Welsh employer, Admiral Group has been recognised as a “great place to work” for the twenty-first consecutive year. Admiral, was named the 5th best super large workplace (1,000+ employees) in the UK by the Great Place to Work ® Institute.
In 2020, the company was also given a Lifetime Masters award for being named in the list every year since it was launched in 2000. Admiral is one of only two companies to have achieved this.
Admiral Group CEO, Milena Mondini, said,“Our people are the key to our success, and this has never been more evident than over the last year. They’re the driving force behind our record performances, our great customer service and our contribution to the wider community. And they’ve shown a strength and resilience throughout these challenging times that’s truly admirable.
Principality Building Society Named in top 10 Great Places to Work in the UK
Principality Building Society has been named as one of the top ten UK’s Best Workplaces™.
The largest building society in Wales ranked 8th in the super large employer category of The UK’s Best Workplaces™ by Great Place to Work®.
Principality ranked highly for creating a culture that focuses on employee wellbeing, by promoting mental and physical wellbeing in the workplace as well as a healthy work environment and work-life balance.
Julie-Ann Haines, Chief Executive Officer at Principality said:
‘’We’re so proud to be named as a top ten Best Workplace™ in the UK. Since the beginning of the pandemic and beyond, it’s been a key focus for us to ensure colleagues feel supported as they adapt to new ways of working. This includes placing a real emphasis on promoting health and wellbeing in what has been a difficult period and increasing flexible working arrangements to help colleagues with childcare and achieving a good work-life balance.
CashCalc Join Prestigious WealthTech100 List for Innovation
Newport cashflow planning software provider, CashCalc, have been recognised as one of the 2021 WealthTech100 award winners, after the list was announced earlier this week. CashCalc is only the second firm based in Wales to ever make the WealthTech100 awards, and the announcement comes in the same month CashCalc celebrate their 7th birthday.
The winners were identified and selected from a list of over 1,000 companies by a panel of analysts and industry experts. They looked for companies who demonstrated an innovative use of technology to solve a significant industry problem, generated cost savings and/or efficiency improvements.
Ray Adams, Chartered Financial Planner and Director of CashCalc – who founded the company in May 2014 – said: “I’m absolutely speechless. To be awarded a place on the list of most innovative companies in the world, as a small company from south Wales, I’m completely and utterly blown away.
Delio Keep Place in WealthTech100 for Third Year Running
Delio revealed this week it’s successfully retained its spot on the top 100 list of the WealthTech100. Along with CashCalc, Delio have been recognised globally as one of the most promising tech solutions across the banking and investment sectors
After featuring on the list for its third consecutive year, Delio is looking to continue strengthening its products and cement its place in the market as Gareth Lewis, chief executive of Delio, explained:
“We are delighted to feature on the WealthTech 100 again this year. As more and more WealthTech solutions are emerging, it’s vital to stay ahead of the game. At Delio, we’ve spent the last few months focusing on enhancing our product and services to ensure that we continue to meet the evolving needs of financial institutions across the world. So, to feature on this list alongside some of the world’s most respected technology firms is a significant endorsement.”
Yoello Celebrate Win at the British Data Awards
Next, Cardiff order and payment specialists, Yoello, have been named a Winner at the British Data Awards 2021.
The British Data Awards is an annual campaign that celebrates the organisations and people that are deeply passionate about data and helps to uncovers data success stories. Organisations taking part this year include FTSE 100 giants, tech unicorns, innovative start-ups, large public sector bodies, agile not-for-profits, and everything in between.
Sina Yamani, Founder and CEO of Yoello said: “I’m delighted that Yoello has been recognised as a winner at the 2021 British Data Awards alongside a wide range of incredible UK businesses. It’s been a wild ride for the company since we launched in 2020, and being recognised as the UK’s top start-up is a testament to the Yoello team’s hard work, ambition and drive which has got the company to where it is now in such record time.”
Two Major Welsh Business Awards Nomination Deadlines Are Approaching
Finally this week, a chance to celebrate your favourite Welsh FinTechs at this years eagerly anticipated FinTech Awards Wales and Wales Startup Awards held in September.
If you think an organisation or individual deserves recognition at two of Wales’ most prestigious business awards, then check out our quick guide to the categories available and deadlines for submission below.
The FinTech Awards Wales
Name – FinTech Awards Wales
Website – www.fintechawardswales.com
When – Thursday 23rd September,2021
Where – Tramshed, Cardiff
Closing Date For Applications – 14th May, at 5pm
FinTech Start-up of the Year
FinTech Company of the Year
FinTech Scale-up of the Year
FinTech Leader of the Year
New Product of the Year
Best Academic Programme
Best Advisory Firm of the Year
Rising FinTech Star
Best Accelerator / Incubator of the Year
Mark Walker – The Fintech Power50
Domenic Girolamo – Financial Services Expert
Sarah Williams-Gardner – CEO FinTech Wales
Andrew Probert – Co founder Admiral insurance and Confused.com
The Wales Startup Awards
Name – Wales Startup Awards
Website – www.walesstartupawards.com
When – Thursday 9th September 2021
Where – The Depot, Williams Way, Cardiff, CF10 5DY
Closing Date for Applications – 31st May 2021
Business to Business Services Start-Up of the Year
Cardiff Start-Up of the Year
Construction Start-Up of the Year
Consumer Services Start-Up of the Year
Creative Start-Up of the Year
Digital Start-Up of the Year
Financial and Professional Services Start-Up of the Year
Fintech Start-Up of the Year
Food and Drink Start-Up of the Year
Global Start-Up of the Year
Graduate Start-Up of the Year
Green Start-Up of the Year
High Street Start-Up of the Year
Innovative Start-Up of the Year
Manufacturing Start-Up of the Year
Medtech Start-Up of the Year
Mobile and Emerging Technologies Start-up of the Year
North Wales Start-Up of the Year
Online Retail Start-Up of the Year
Prince’s Trust Cymru Start-Up of the Year
Rural Start-Up of the Year
Social Enterprise Start-Up of the Year
Swansea Bay City Region Startup of the Year
Tourism and Leisure Start-Up of the Year
Valleys Start-Up of the Year
Young Entrepreneur of the Year
Rising Stars award
Until Next Week
And that’s it for the FinTech Five this week, don’t forget to make your nominations and applications for both awards ceremonies featured above, and to join us next week for more of the best content from across our FinTech Wales membership.