By AltFi on Monday 18 November 2019
The hotly-anticipated AltFi Awards 2019, recognising outstanding achievement in the Alternative Finance and Fintech industries, have been announced.
From a record 120 nominations this year the results were decided by our two expert panels of industry judges, covering the worlds of alternative finance and fintech respectively.
We’d like to extend a special thanks to our judges, all the businesses who nominated themselves, and the over 5,500 voters who took part in the People’s Choice Award.
Alternative Finance Platform Of The Year – Mintos
P2P Lending Platform Of The Year – Growth Street
Direct Lending Platform Of The Year – Creditshelf
Crowdfunding Platform Of The Year – PrimaryBid
Property Finance Platform Of The Year – Landbay
Alternative Credit Fund Manager Of The Year – Fintex Capital
Fintech Of The Year – Monzo
Digital Wealth Manager Of The Year – Moneybox
Digital Bank Of The Year – Starling Bank
VC Investor Of The Year – Passion Capital
Advisory Firm Of The Year – Fox Williams LLP
The People’s Choice Award is always a heated affair, and this year a whopping 5,536 votes were cast to decide the winner.
Showing an incredible ability to engage their audience, and for a fourth year running, Mintos seized the crown once again with over 1,900 verified votes.
This also gives Mintos the honour of being a double award winner, having also scooped Alternative Finance Platform Of The Year.
People's Choice Award – Mintos
While Revolut has stirred controversy, its growth ambitions and ability to deliver are unparalleled in the industry, which led AltFi’s editorial team to name it Editor’s Choice.
Editor's Choice Award – Revolut
Hot on Revolut’s tail however is another fast-rising star, Freetrade isn’t just building a unique free share trading platform, its entry is causing the entire industry to rethink their fee structures, which is why Freetrade is The One To Watch.
The One To Watch – Freetrade
Lastly, but by no means least, Imran Gulamhuseinwala has caused the financial ground to shake beneath our very feet as Implementation Trustee of Open Banking, the implications of which will be felt in the UK and around the world in the finances of generations to come.
We honour him with AltFi’s award for his Special Industry Contribution.
Special Industry Contribution – Imran Gulamhuseinwala