Starling, PrimaryBid, Mintos and Moneybox among winners of The AltFi Awards 2019

By AltFi on Monday 18 November 2019

Editor's PickDigital BankingAlternative Lending

The hotly-anticipated AltFi Awards 2019, recognising outstanding achievement in the Alternative Finance and Fintech industries, have been announced.

Starling, PrimaryBid, Mintos and Moneybox among winners of The AltFi Awards 2019
Image source: AltFi Awards 2019.

After weeks of judging and public voting, the winners of AltFi Awards 2019 were today announced at AltFi’s Berlin Summit.

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 Awards 

Our Alternative Finance Judging Panel included Rupert Taylor from Brismo, Gabriella Kindert from Mizuho Europe NV and Ryan Weeks from Financial News.

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 Awards

Our Fintech Judging Panel included James Clark from the London Stock Exchange Group, Leda Glyptis from 11:FS and Ezechi Britton from Impact X Capital Partners.

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 

Special Awards

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 

All the Winners and Runners-up of The AltFi Awards 2019 can be found here.

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