PensionBee, LendInvest, YTS and ComplyAdvantage among the winners of The AltFi Awards 2020

By AltFi on Tuesday 15 December 2020

Editor's PickAlternative LendingDigital BankingSavings and Investment

The hotly-anticipated AltFi Awards 2020, recognising outstanding achievement in the Alternative Finance and Fintech industries, have been announced.

PensionBee, LendInvest, YTS and ComplyAdvantage among the winners of The AltFi Awards 2020
Image source: AltFi Awards 2020.

From a whopping 82 nominations this year, covering the worlds of alternative finance and fintech respectively, the winners of the AltFi Awards 2020 are here!

We’d like to extend a special thanks to our judges, all the businesses who nominated themselves, and the nearly 4,000 voters who took part in the People’s Choice Award.

Alternative Finance Awards

Alternative Finance Platform Of The Year – Nucleus Commercial Finance

Alternative Lender Of The Year – Funding Circle

Property Finance Platform Of The Year – LendInvest

Alternative Credit Fund Manager Of The Year – Varengold Bank

Fintech Awards

Fintech Of The Year – PensionBee

Digital Wealth Manager Of The Year – Chip

Digital Bank Of The Year – Starling Bank

Open Banking Provider Of The Year – YTS

Technology Service Provider Of The Year – ComplyAdvantage

VC Investor Of The Year – Augmentum Fintech

Advisory Firm Of The Year – Thistle Initiatives

Special Awards

The People’s Choice Award is always a heated affair, and this year a whopping 3,684 votes were cast to decide the winner.

Showing an incredible ability to engage their audience for the fifth year running, Mintos seized the crown once again!

People's Choice Award – Mintos

Starling Bank’s unbelievable growth story in 2020, it’s ability to quickly respond to Covid-19, its offering of government-backed lending, and its recently-achieved profitability led AltFi’s editorial team to name it Editor’s Choice.

Editor's Choice Award – Starling Bank

The Wirecard-sized hole in the European fintech space has presented a vast opportunity for challengers, and none more so than Railsbank, which quickly snapped up several of its former customers as well as part of the UK Wirecard business itself. 

Along with its recent funding round, 2020 has been transformative for Railsbank which is why the banking-as-a-service provider is The One To Watch.

The One To Watch – Railsbank

Speaking of Wirecard, Dan McCrum’s exceptional exposure of serious fraud at the financial services provider over the course of many years of his investigative reporting has contributed to a more healthy fintech industry across Europe.

We honour him with AltFi’s award for his Special Industry Contribution.

Special Industry Contribution – Dan McCrum (The Financial Times)

All the Winners and Runners-up of The AltFi Awards 2020 can be found here.

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