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The AltFi Awards 2022: Here are the winners!

We highlight the AltFi Awards winners 2022 across our 18 categories.

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After an incredible 412 nominations, 41 companies shortlisted and nearly 2,000 public votes in our People’s Choice category, last night the winners of the AltFi Awards 2022 were finally unveiled.

At a black-tie ceremony in London, hosted by AltFi and in partnership with Minna Technologies, MC Oli Barrett helped reveal the 18 lucky winners.

This year AltFi’s Industry Judges included Chris Adelsbach, managing partner of Outrun Ventures,Charlie Mercer, head of economic policy at Coadec, Lily Shaw, an investor at OMERS Ventures, and Valentina Kristensen, director of growth at OakNorth.

Without further ado, here are the winners of the 9th annual AltFi Awards:

Advisory Firm Of The Year 2022 - 11:FS

Our judges said: “Not only have they demonstrated a clear commitment to supporting customers, but they continue to help educate and excite others about the sector through the exceptional content they produce…”

Investor Of The Year 2022 - Augmentum Fintech

Our judges said: “The winner saw exceptional growth during an incredibly challenging year for the market…”

Lender Of The Year 2022 - Capital On Tap

Our judges said: “Fantastic innovation and new product launches in the last year that clearly demonstrate the best that fintech has to offer…”

Bank Of The Year 2022 - Zopa Bank

Our judges said: “Just two years after obtaining its banking license this bank has achieved something that so many other fintechs and neobanks continue to struggle with, building a profitable business! They are genuinely challenging the status quo and the dominance of the Big Five banks…”

Open Banking Provider Of The Year 2022 - MoneyHub

Our judges said: “A fintech that is truly earning trust and credibility amongst key stakeholders - from the government to its clients and customers. Its work with Techfugees is particularly commendable and a great example to be setting in the industry…”

Crypto Company Of The Year 2022 - Zumo

Our judges said: “The winner saw great growth in a highly competitive market…”

Best UX Of The Year 2022 - Lightyear

Our judges said: “The winner has spent the last year building and designing an exceptional UX with a diverse range of customers and their unique needs in mind…”

Diversity And Inclusion Initiative Of The Year 2022 - Funding Circle

Our judges said: “The winner made a tangible change by introducing enhanced ‘Partner’ Leave that is having a demonstrable impact on the lives of employees, their partners, and their children. We need more positive change and first movers like this…”

Fintech For Good 2022 - Abundance Investment

Our judges said: “Pioneered a new financial vehicle to help retail investors back green initiatives in their local councils, an area of increasing importance for all stakeholders…”

Consumer Fintech Of The Year 2022 - Revolut

Our judges said: “This established fintech continues to innovate at speed and scale, impacting the lives of millions of people across Europe…”

B2B Fintech Of The Year 2022 - GoCardless

Our judges said: “Constantly impressed with the ambition and impatience of this company to push forward the industry forward…”

Woman Of The Year 2022 - Helen Bierton, Starling Bank

Our judges said: “All three Shortlistees have made tremendous achievements in their own areas and are equally deserving. But this winner’s leadership and achievements put her ahead of her peers…”

CEO Of The Year 2022 - Lisa Jacobs, Funding Circle

Our judges said: “Becoming CEO after a founder-CEO is hard enough, but doing it in the midst of a pandemic is an incredible achievement and testament to her commitment and drive…”

The One To Watch 2022 - Nova Credit

Our judges said: “This exciting business is definitely one to watch, it’ll be great to see what they achieve now operating in the UK…”

Fintech Of The Year 2022 - GoCardless

Our judges said: “This continues to be a great business, with milestones achieved and impressive growth…”

People's Choice 2022 - Sweat Economy

Our Editors said: “The People’s Choice is a public vote, it gives companies the opportunity to harness the power of their customers and communities to drum up the most support. The winner this year did that at a massive scale and speed, which I think shows just how vibrant their crypto community is…”

AltFi Editor's Choice 2022 - Allica Bank

Our Editors said: “The Editor’s Choice, as its name suggests, is chosen by our editorial team by scouring through our coverage of 2022, for a company that we believe has had an outstanding year. They might not yet be the biggest or the best in their industry, but we recognise the direction of travel and fully expect to see them back up here on this stage in the future to collect more awards. The winner this year is an SME lender that more than fulfils the above criteria, under the leadership of CEO Richard Davies this company has reached profitability and smashed milestone after milestone…”

Special Industry Contribution 2022 - Charles Delingpole

Our Editors said: “We were particularly impressed with the contribution this founder and his company have played in improving the health of the broader financial industry, made more acutely important this year after the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the ensuing economic sanctions. The company has also been highly successful in growing revenues and awareness of the importance of compliance. However, he is also an impressive serial founder and has invested in many dozens of other fintech companies as well as being a prominent, candid and influential speaker in the wider sector…”

The AltFi Awards will return in 2023.

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