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The AltFi Awards 2023: Here are the winners!

We highlight the AltFi Awards winners 2023 across our 19 categories

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AltFi Awards 2023

After an incredible 468 nominations, 64 companies shortlisted and over 12,000 public votes in our People’s Choice category, last night the winners of the AltFi Awards 2023 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 19 lucky winners.

Our 2023 AltFi industry judges included:

  • Chris Adelsbach, managing partner of Outrun Ventures

  • Valentina Kristensen, director of growth at OakNorth

  • Luke Kosky, fintech policy lead at Startup Coalition

  • Charles Delingpole, founder and executive chairman of ComplyAdvantage

  • Greta Anderson, principal at Balderton Capital

Without further ado, here are the winners of the 10th annual AltFi Awards:

Advisory Firm Of The Year 2023 - Osborne Clarke

Our judges said: “The winner has been consistently excellent with the advice they provide firms. They not only support firms in regards to how they can meet key requirements, for things such as FCA authorisation, but they are also excellent in their depth of understanding of the Fintech ecosystem…”

PR Agency Of The Year 2023 - MHP Group

Our judges said: “The winner doesn’t just support clients with proactive, responsive PR, but is also a valuable node in the fintech community...”

B2B Fintech Of The Year 2023 - Mollie

Our judges said: “All the entries were very strong, but I think the winner has demonstrated excellent progress in the last year and been willing to take risks and launch new products for the benefit of its customers, at a time when many of their peers would be reluctant to do so…”

Bank Of The Year 2023 - Chase UK

Our judges said: “The winner has successfully captured a solid portion of the Consumer Banking market in record time. It has done so by offering not only great rates for customers but also by providing important support. For a bank that has been in the UK  for such a short period of time the impact has been significant. It will be fascinating to see what they will do next…”

Best UX Of The Year 2023 - Yonder

Our judges said: “It feels like the winner’s UX has been well thought-through from the outset. The team hasn't rested on their laurels, but have continued iterating and improving it.”

CEO Of The Year 2023 - Jaidev Janardana, Zopa Bank

Our judges said: “The winner’s results speak for themselves. He has successfully navigated the company into a multiservice bank, growing revenue 15x during his tenure, successfully raising growth capital, and delighting customers and employees in the process.”

Consumer Fintech Of The Year 2023 - ClearScore

Our judges said: “We had a cost of living crisis in 2023 and the winner built solutions for its customers to help ease the burden. Tools such as its Money Health check tool and growing relationship with Step Change Debt Charity really struck a chord in a year characterised by customers dealing with financial challenges…”

Crypto Company Of The Year 2023 - Zero Hash

(Highly Commended: Zumo)

Our judges said: “The judges were impressed with the winner’s rapid growth and expanding number of partnerships across the fintech ecosystem including Stripe and Plaid as well as its commitment to regulatory compliance…”

Diversity And Inclusion Champion Of The Year 2023 - The Heard

Our judges said: “The winner has tangibly improved representation within the fintech community, boosting the profiles of women and non-binary people in the industry at events and in the media…”

Fintech For Good 2023 - Bloom Money

Our judges said: “The winner does amazing work supporting marginalised and underserved communities. Their work is considerably admirable…”

Fintech Of The Year 2023 - Zopa Bank

(Highly Commended: Smart)

Our judges said: “The winner has done a phenomenal job evolving from a peer-to-peer lender into a highly regulated and leading UK bank…”

Lender Of The Year 2023 - Funding Circle

Our judges said: “The winner has remained extremely active within the ecosystem and helped to support thousands of UK businesses with vital credit options…”

Open Banking Provider Of The Year 2023 - Moneyhub

Our judges said: “The winner has championed the adoption of open finance among its blue chip clients and has supported Standard Life in the development of the first commercial pensions dashboard…”

The One To Watch 2023 - Kennek

Our judges said: “There is a huge opportunity to upgrade the legacy tech of non-bank lenders which the winner is addressing. Especially in the current challenging macro environment where proactive risk management is a top priority for lenders, and legacy tools fall short…”

VC Of The Year 2023 - Dawn Capital

Our judges said: “The winner has swiftly risen as a fintech investment powerhouse, successfully raising a colossal $700m fund this year and boldly investing when others hold back…”

Woman Of The Year 2023 - Charlotte Crosswell OBE, Chair, CFIT

(Highly Commended: Yoko Spirig, CEO and Co-founder, Ledgy)

Our judges said: “The winner has done a lot over many years for the whole ecosystem, and in the last year has established an entirely new organisation to take UK fintech to the next level, this award is a recognition of all her contributions…”

People's Choice 2023 - Zopa Bank

AltFi Editor's Choice 2023 - Zilch

Special Industry Contribution 2023 - Jaidev Janardana, CEO, Zopa Bank

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