Article written by Dexter Cousins

3rd Annual Fintech Awards

3rd Annual Fintech Awards, Scott Morrison MP guest of honour.


Tier One People sponsored the awards and presented CTO of the year.

Congratulations to Jins Kaduthodil of Incent Loyalty on winning the CTO of the year award.

Fintech Startup of the Year went to Trade Ledger. Congratulations to Martin McCann and Matt Born who are taking their open banking solution global.

Fintech Leader of the Year went to the outstanding Katherine McConnell of Brighte, also winners of Innovation in Lending.

The attendees were encouraged by a heartfelt rallying call by Prime Minister, Scott Morrison MP, expressing his support for the Fintech community. He made it explicitly clear the Open Banking programme is a Government priority.

The PM is relying on the Fintech industry to make the programme a success. If successful, it could well be the template for all future Australian innovation. Scott Morrison has put a flag in the sand with Australia's Open Banking initiative set to go live 1st July 2019. He seems personally and politically invested in Open Banking and committed to supporting the Fintech community.

The winners 2018

AfterPay - FinTech Innovation in Payments

Raiz - FinTech Innovation in Wealth Management

Brighte - FinTech Innovation in Lending

Xinja - Best FinTech Communications Campaign

Look Who's Charging - Best FinTech-Bank Collaboration of the Year

Katherine McConnell, Brighte - FinTech Leader of the Year

Lucy Yueting Liu,  Airwallex - Female FinTech Leader of the Year

Jins Kaduthodil, Incent Loyalty - FinTech CTO/CIO of the Year

Audeamus Risk - InsureTech Startup of the Year

Checkbox - RegTech of the Year

Trade Ledger - Ashurst FinTech Startup of the Year

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