The National FinTech Awards
4th October 2024
The Round Room at The Mansion House, Dublin

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Award Categories

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Best Payment Solution Award

This category is all about celebrating the FinTech company that has pushed the boundaries of possibility with a game-changing payment innovation, redefining the way people and businesses can conduct financial transactions. Their cutting-edge technology and relentless drive for innovation have revolutionised the way we think about payments, making them easier, faster, and more efficient than ever before. 

This award recognises the incredible impact that their innovation has had on the industry, and how they have set the standard for excellence in FinTech. By challenging convention and paving the way for a brighter financial future, this company has truly changed the game.

  • The payment innovation must have been developed within the past 18 months.
  • The solution must have demonstrated clear benefits over traditional payment methods.
  • The solution must be commercially viable and scalable.
  1. Provide an overview of the payment innovation. Entry criteria must be acknowledged in this section. (350 words max) – 25 points
  2. Provide examples of the impact this innovation has had, be that on the industry or customer base (250 words max) – 25 points
  3. Please provide metrics to support this detail. For example: customer growth up 100%, revenue increased by XXX  (250 words max) – 25 points
  4. Give any other reasons why this should be chosen for the award over your competitors (250 words max) – 25 points
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Best Digital Banking Solution Award

The digital revolution has made its way into the banking industry, and this category celebrates the FinTech company that has revolutionised banking with its cutting-edge digital banking platform. By providing an innovative, comprehensive, and user-friendly banking experience, this fintech or banking business has made banking easier and more accessible for people across Ireland. From managing finances to making transactions, their platform has set a new standard for excellence in digital banking. This award recognises their commitment to making banking more convenient and efficient for everyone.

  • The digital banking solution must offer a wide range of banking services, including mobile banking and online banking.
  • The solution must be easy to use and accessible to all customers, including those with disabilities.
  • The solution must provide a high level of security and protect customers’ personal and financial data.
  1. Provide an overview of the digital banking solution (350 words max) – 25 points
  2. Provide examples of how the solution has created an innovative, comprehensive, and user-friendly banking experience (250 words max) – 25 points
  3. Please provide metrics to support this detail. For example: customer growth up 100%, revenue increased by XXX  (250 words max) – 25 points
  4. Give any other reasons why this should be chosen for the award over you competitors (250 words max) – 25 points
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Best Fintech Lending Solution Award

This award is focused on recognising the bank or non-bank lender that has best embraced technology to deliver lending solutions in the Irish market. Technology has transformed how borrowers can access capital whether as a business or consumer. This award will recognise those lending businesses that have in the past year used technology to deliver better lending outcomes and customer experiences.

  • The lender must offer lending services in Ireland
  • The lender maybe a platform, bank or other type of non-bank lender
  • The lender can offer consumer or business lending services.
  1. Provide an overview of the Lending Solution. Entry criteria must be acknowledged in this section. (350 words max) – 25 points
  2. Provide examples of how you have used technology to deliver better lending outcomes and customer experiences. (250 words max) – 25 points
  3. Please provide metrics to support this detail. For example: customer growth up 100%, revenue increased by XXX, customer satisfaction up 100% (250 words max) – 25 points
  4. Give any other reasons why this should be chosen for the award over your competitors (250 words max) – 25 points
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Best Insurance Technology Award

This recognises the FinTech company that has transformed the insurance industry in Ireland with their innovative and effective insurance technology. This award recognises the outstanding efforts of a company that has brought a revolution in the traditional insurance sector, making it easier and more accessible for customers to purchase and manage insurance policies. This award highlights the impact of technology on the insurance industry and the company that has paved the way for others to follow.

  • The company should have demonstrated exceptional creativity and originality in its approach to developing its insurance technology solution. The technology should be novel and have significantly improved the insurance industry’s service offerings, customer experience and performance.
  • The solution should have a measurable impact in the insurance sector in Ireland. The company should be able to demonstrate how its technology has transformed the industry and led to positive outcomes for customers and businesses alike.
  • The company should prioritise its customers and prioritise providing the best experience and benefits for them. The technology should be designed to improve the customer experience and provide value to customers in terms of accessibility, affordability, and ease of use.
  1. Provide an overview of the Insurance Technology Solution. Entry criteria must be acknowledged in this section. (350 words max) – 25 points
  2. Provide examples of how you have used technology make it easier and more accessible for customers to purchase and manage insurance policies (250 words max) – 25 points
  3. Please provide metrics to support this detail. For example: customer engagement up 100%, revenue increased by XXX, customer satisfaction up 100% (250 words max) – 25 points
  4. Give any other reasons why this should be chosen for the award over your competitors (250 words max) – 25 points
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Best Wealth Management Solution Award

This category celebrates the FinTech company that has revolutionised the way people in Ireland manage their wealth. We are looking for a company that has developed the most innovative and user-friendly wealth management solution that empowers people to make informed decisions about their financial future. The winner of this award will have provided an unparalleled user experience, coupled with cutting-edge technology, making wealth management more accessible, intuitive, and effective than ever before.

  • The company should demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of wealth management principles and practices.
  • The company should provide an exceptional user experience with their wealth management platform or tool, utilising innovative technology.
  • The company should have a proven track record of helping individuals in Ireland manage and grow their wealth effectively.
  1. Provide an overview of the Wealth Management Solution. Entry criteria must be acknowledged in this section. (350 words max) – 25 points
  2. Provide examples of how the solution is innovative, user-friendly and empowers people to make informed decisions about their financial future.(250 words max) – 25 points
  3. Please provide metrics to support this detail. For example: customer engagement up 100%, revenue increased by XXX, customer satisfaction up 100% (250 words max) – 25 points
  4. Give any other reasons why this should be chosen for the award over your competitors (250 words max) – 25 points
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Best Regtech Solution Award

Celebrating the ground-breaking advancements in regulatory technology, this category recognises the FinTech company that has developed the most innovative and effective solutions in regulatory technology, transforming the way financial institutions in Ireland comply with regulations and manage risk. From Know Your Customer (KYC) and Anti-Money Laundering (AML) solutions to risk assessment and compliance monitoring tools, this company is revolutionising the regulatory landscape. This category recognises the company that has gone above and beyond in creating technology solutions that streamline the compliance process and make it more efficient, ultimately ensuring a safer and more secure financial system.

  • The regtech solution must have demonstrated clear benefits over traditional compliance solutions.
  • Evidence of a successful track record in developing innovative regulatory technology solutions that have been adopted by financial institutions in Ireland.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in streamlining the compliance process, reducing risk, and improving regulatory compliance for clients.
  1. Provide an overview of the Regtech Solution. Entry criteria must be acknowledged in this section. (350 words max) – 25 points
  2. Provide examples of how the solution has transformed the way financial institutions in Ireland comply with regulations and manage risk and has streamlined the compliance process and make it more efficient (250 words max) – 25 points
  3. Please provide metrics to support this detail. For example: customer engagement up 100%, revenue increased by XXX, customer satisfaction up 100% (250 words max) – 25 points
  4. Give any other reasons why this should be chosen for the award over your competitors (250 words max) – 25 points
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Best Crypto, Blockchain or Digital Asset offering Award

This award celebrates the best offering in the emerging space of digital assets and crypto currency. The Digital Assets sector continues to grow despite many headwinds in the last year. This award also recognises those that are using blockchain technology to deliver innovative financial services solutions. Digital asset platforms and exchanges are fully in scope for this award.

  • The solution must use blockchain technology is some component of its solutions
  • The solution must be available in Ireland 
  • The solution does not have to be generating revenue or even trading but must demonstrate its uniqueness
  1. Provide an overview of the Crypto, Blockchain or Digital Asset Solution. Entry criteria must be acknowledged in this section. (350 words max) – 25 points
  2. Provide examples of how the solution has delivered innovative financial services solutions (250 words max) – 25 points
  3. Please provide metrics to support this detail. For example: customer engagement up 100%, revenue increased by XXX, customer satisfaction up 100% (250 words max) – 25 points
  4. Give any other reasons why this should be chosen for the award over your competitors (250 words max) – 25 points
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FinTech Company of the Year Award

This award celebrates the FinTech company that has shown outstanding growth, innovation, and impact in the Irish market. This award recognises the company that has truly made a mark on the industry, paving the way for others to follow. The winner of this award will be a company that has demonstrated exceptional leadership, drive, and vision in their pursuit of excellence in FinTech. Their commitment to innovation and their ability to deliver real value to customers will have set them apart as a true leader in the field. The winner of this award will inspire others with their success and will be a shining example of what can be achieved in the world of FinTech.

  • The company should have a proven track record of success, including revenue growth and market share.
  • The company should demonstrate a commitment to innovation and the development of new and improved financial solutions.
  • The company should have a positive impact on the industry and the wider community.
  1. Provide a detailed company overview including any products or services and making reference to the entry criteria (350 words max) – 25 points
  2. Provide examples of how you have shown outstanding growth, innovation, and impact in the Irish market  (250 words max) – 25 points
  3. Please provide metrics to support this detail. For example: customer engagement up 100%, revenue increased by XXX, customer satisfaction up 100% (250 words max) – 25 points
  4. Give any other reasons why this should be chosen for the award over your competitors (250 words max) – 25 points
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Outstanding Achievement Award

The Outstanding Achievement Award category is the most prestigious award at the Fintech Awards, designed to celebrate and recognise an individual or company that has made an outstanding and lasting contribution to the Fintech industry. This award celebrates those who have not only driven innovation but have also shaped the industry and left a significant impact on the financial services landscape. The recipient of this award will have demonstrated exceptional leadership, vision, and impact in the Fintech industry, and will have contributed to the industry’s growth and success in meaningful ways. This award is the highest honour that can be bestowed upon an individual or company in the Fintech community, and the recipient will be seen as a trailblazer, a pioneer, and a visionary, inspiring others to follow in their footsteps.

  • They have shaped the Fintech industry through innovations, products, or services.
  • They have made a lasting impact on the industry, with a legacy that continues to influence the direction and growth of Fintech.
  • They have demonstrated exceptional leadership and vision, inspiring and guiding others to achieve success while pushing the boundaries of what is possible in the Fintech industry.
  1. Provide a detailed overview of you/your company’s outstanding achievements which have contributed to the industry’s growth and success. Please include a personal reference from a partner or customer (350 words max) – 25 points
  2. Provide examples of how you have demonstrated exceptional leadership and vision  (250 words max) – 25 points
  3. Please provide metrics to support this detail. For example: customer engagement up 100%, revenue increased by XXX, employee satisfaction up 100% (250 words max) – 25 points
  4. Give any other reasons why this should be chosen for the award over your competitors (250 words max) – 25 points
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Fintech Pioneer of the Year Award

This award is dedicated to recognising an individual who has shown extraordinary creativity and innovation in the development of FinTech solutions. This category celebrates the individual who has demonstrated the highest level of expertise in the FinTech industry and has made a significant impact on the industry by pushing the boundaries of what is possible. The award recognises an individual who has demonstrated outstanding leadership, entrepreneurial spirit, and dedication to advancing the FinTech sector in Ireland.

  • The individual should have developed a new and innovative FinTech solution that has made a significant impact in the industry.
  • The individual should demonstrate a deep understanding of the FinTech industry and the needs of its users.
  • The individual should have a track record of success in bringing new FinTech solutions to market.
  1. Provide a detailed overview of the individual and their achievements, solutions and track record of success. Please include a personal reference from a partner or customer (350 words max) – 25 points
  2. Provide examples of how you have demonstrated exceptional leadership and vision to advance the FinTech sector in Ireland. (250 words max) – 25 points
  3. Please provide metrics to support this detail. For example: customer engagement up 100%, revenue increased by XXX, employee satisfaction up 100% (250 words max) – 25 points
  4. Give any other reasons why this should be chosen for the award over your competitors (250 words max) – 25 points
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Fintech Investor of the Year Award

This award celebrates an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the growth and development of the FinTech industry through investment and financial support. The recipient of this award has demonstrated exceptional foresight and business acumen in identifying and supporting innovative FinTech solutions. This award recognises the individual who is paving the way for a more vibrant and dynamic FinTech ecosystem by investing in and supporting the most promising startups and entrepreneurs.

  • Demonstrated exceptional financial support for FinTech startups and entrepreneurs
  • Demonstrated a clear vision for the future of FinTech and a commitment to advancing the industry through financial backing and support.
  • The individual should have a track record of success in identifying and backing promising FinTech ventures.
  1. Provide a detailed overview of the how this individual/company has made outstanding contribution to the growth and development of the FinTech industry through investment and financial support (350 words max) – 25 points
  2. Provide examples of how you have demonstrated a track record of success in identifying and backing promising FinTech ventures (250 words max) – 25 points
  3. Please provide details of the investment(s) made and figures to support this. (250 words max) – 25 points
  4. Give any other reasons why this should be chosen for the award over your competitors (250 words max) – 25 points
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Fintech Diversity Champion of the Year Award

This award recognises an individual or organisation who has made exceptional contributions to promoting diversity and inclusion within the Fintech sector. These champions have shown remarkable dedication to creating a more inclusive and supportive environment for Fintech professionals from all backgrounds. This award celebrates those who are breaking down barriers and promoting diversity in all its forms, leading the way towards a more vibrant, innovative and successful Fintech community.

  • The nominee must have demonstrated exceptional commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion within the Fintech sector.
  • The nominee must have demonstrated an exceptional ability to create a more inclusive and supportive environment for Fintech professionals from diverse backgrounds.
  • The nominee must have made a significant impact on the development and growth of Fintech in Ireland through their diversity and inclusion initiatives.
  1. Provide a detailed overview of the how this individual has made exceptional contributions to promoting diversity and inclusion within the Fintech sector (350 words max) – 25 points
  2. Provide examples of any relevant diversity and inclusion initiatives the individual has delivered (250 words max) – 25 points
  3. Please provide details or metrics of the impact these initiatives have had (250 words max) – 25 points
  4. Give any other reasons why this should be chosen for the award over your competitors (250 words max) – 25 points
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Fintech Public Servant of the Year Award

This award celebrates the individuals who have demonstrated outstanding leadership
and expertise in shaping Fintech policy and regulation. These influencers have worked
tirelessly to create a more supportive environment for Fintech innovation and growth by
collaborating with policymakers and regulators. They have shown an exceptional ability
to navigate complex regulatory frameworks and create policies that foster innovation
and provide better financial services to consumers. Their contributions have played a
pivotal role in shaping the future of the Fintech industry and driving its continued
success.

  • The nominee must have made exceptional contributions to shaping Fintech policy and regulation.
  • The nominee must have demonstrated an exceptional ability to work with policymakers and regulators to create a more supportive environment for Fintech innovation and growth.
  • The nominee must have made a significant impact on the development and growth of Fintech in Ireland through their policy and regulatory initiatives.
  1. Provide a detailed overview of the how this individual/company has  demonstrated outstanding leadership and expertise in shaping Fintech policy and regulation (350 words max) – 25 points
  2. Provide examples of policy and regulatory initiatives including detail of how you/they have worked effectively with policymakers and regulators(250 words max) – 25 points
  3. Please provide details or metrics of the impact these initiatives have had on the Growth of Fintech in Ireland (250 words max) – 25 points
  4. Give any other reasons why this should be chosen for the award over your competitors (250 words max) – 25 points
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Regional FinTech Company of the Year Award

This award celebrates the FinTech company that is based outside of Dublin and has demonstrated outstanding growth, innovation, and impact in the Irish market. As an all island sector, this company will have demonstrated there are no boundaries for Fintech sector success and that by leveraging the talent pool across the Island of Ireland they have delivered real value to customers, setting them apart as a true leader in the industry.

The winner of this award will be a company that has demonstrated exceptional leadership, drive, and vision in their pursuit of excellence in FinTech. The winner of this award will inspire others with their success and will be a shining example of what can be achieved in the world of FinTech.

  • The company will be based outside of Dublin. This includes Northern Ireland. 
  • The company should have a proven track record of success, including revenue growth and market share.
  • The company should demonstrate a commitment to innovation and the development of new and improved financial solutions.
  • The company should have a positive impact on the industry and the wider community.
  1. Provide a detailed company overview including any products or services and making reference to the entry criteria and location of the business (350 words max) – 25 points
  2. Provide examples of how you have shown outstanding growth, innovation, and impact in the Irish market  (250 words max) – 25 points
  3. Please provide metrics to support this detail. For example: customer engagement up 100%, revenue increased by XXX, customer satisfaction up 100% (250 words max) – 25 points
  4. Give any other reasons why this should be chosen for the award over your competitors (250 words max) – 25 points
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Professional advisor of the year

This award celebrates a professional services leader or company who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and expertise in consulting and advisory for the fintech sector.

They will be dedicated to delivering strategic and tactical support to Fintech businesses across the Island of Ireland.

This key influencer or influential organisation will have provided professional services that have enabled growth, investment and driven economic impact in the sector.

They will have worked tirelessly to create a more supportive environment for Fintech innovation and growth. They have shown an exceptional ability to help Fintech businesses shape their strategic plans. Their contributions have played a pivotal role in shaping the future of the Fintech industry and driving its continued success.

  • The nominee must be an exceptional individual or company within accounting, legal or consultancy that supports the development of the Fintech industry in Ireland.
  • The nominee must have demonstrated an exceptional ability to work with businesses, entrepreneurs and investors to enable and foster the growth and development of the Fintech industry in Ireland.
  • The nominee must have made a significant impact on the development and growth of Fintech in Ireland through their advisory work and initiatives.

 

  • Provide a detailed overview of the how this individual or company has demonstrated outstanding leadership and expertise in professional advisory services for the Fintech Industry (350 words max) – 25 points
  • Provide examples of key initiatives including detail of the impact of these services on the client or sector more broadly (250 words max) – 25 points
  • Please provide details or metrics of the impact these initiatives have had (250 words max) – 25 points Give any other reasons why this should be chosen for the award over your competitors (250 words max) –

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