FinTech Breakthrough Awards

The global COVID-19 pandemic drove an unprecedented shift in consumer and business behaviors – with a skyrocketing digital transformation across all industries.

Consumers behavior included a rapid increase in the use of digital payment models and online product and service channels. For businesses, this digital revolution has also shifted how companies operate, with many accelerating investments in digital channels and related enablers in order to meet customer needs.

This acceleration continues to drive fintech investment geared toward succeeding in the ‘new normal’.

The 6th annual FinTech Breakthrough Awards program will recognize the breakthrough companies and products in the global financial services and technology industry today.

2021 Featured Winners

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Payments, lending, personal finance, banking and beyond, FinTech is one of the hottest topics in the technology industry today, disrupting and innovating new ways for consumer and B2B financial interaction.
In a crowded market, how can FinTech companies stand out? How do they break out from the FinTech noise? The annual FinTech Breakthrough Awards performs the deepest analysis of the industry today to recognize the ‘breakthrough’ innovators in the FinTech market today.

Breakthrough in Fintech

For a long time, new market entrants found it difficult to break into the financial services industry, but breakthrough FinTech disruptors have been finding a way in. These breakthrough companies are delivering innovative technologies and services  for everything from mobile payments to insurance.

COVID-19 is driving a major shift in customer behaviors – with a rapid increase in the use of digital payment models and online product and service channels. It has also shifted how businesses operate, with many accelerating investments in digital channels and related enablers in order to meet customer needs. This acceleration will continue to drive fintech investment geared toward succeeding in the ‘new normal’.

Do you have a “breakthrough” FinTech technology product, service or company? Consider submitting it in the 2022 FinTech Breakthrough Awards program, celebrating the most outstanding FinTech products, services, and companies.

Why FinTech Breakthrough?

The mission of the FinTech Breakthrough Awards is to perform the deepest evaluation of the comprehensive FinTech sector, and then recognize the creativity, hard work and success of these innovative FinTech companies, technologies, and products around the world.

Industry Wide Recognition

FinTech Breakthrough winners gain broad international recognition as a FinTech innovator, receiving industry recognition and respected third-party validation from an independent organization.

The  program is conducted by the Tech Breakthrough organization, a market intelligence organization that has worked with hundreds of technology titans such as PayPal, Intel, Comcast, General Electric, Cisco, Sprint, HP, Philips, NetApp, AT&T and many more, as well as groundbreaking startup companies. The FinTech Breakthrough program focuses specificially on the financial services and digital banking sector, producing today’s top public platform for recognition for standout FinTech technologies, people and companies.

Promote Your Brand

Winners benefit from industry wide recognition as a global FinTech leader, and are promoted heavily among the FinTech community. Winners are listed on the FinTech Breakthrough Awards website and have the opportunity to tout their awards at tradeshows and events, through press releases and media, analyst and and investor relations, and on their own websites, social media channels, sales collateral and more!

Top FinTech Macro Trends for 2021

Acceleration of digital trends

COVID-19 is driving a major shift in customer behaviors — with a rapid increase in the use of digital payments models and online product and service channels. It has also shifted how businesses operate, with many accelerating investments in digital channels and related enablers in order to meet customer needs. This acceleration will continue to drive fintech investment geared toward succeeding in the ‘new normal’.

Strategic deal activity from corporates

There will be increasing fintech investment from corporates, not only in customer-orientated digital technologies, but also in the back office space as a means to improve operations and better manage costs.
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Rise of platform business models

Platform companies and large tech companies will continue to brand into financial services areas, like payments, to broaden their service offerings, provide seamless services to customers across their digital ecosystem, and drive expansion into new markets.

Consolidation

With many early stage fintechs struggling to attract continued funding, H2’20 and H1’21 will likely see increasing consolidation among fintechs, in addition to increasing acquisition activity as opportunistic investors look for deals

Fintechs moving into adjacencies

In order to better compete and gain additional market share, mature fintechs will continue to expand into adjacencies to drive more customer value, including cybersecurity and privacy solutions.

Governments focusing on fintech regulations

Governments across the globe will continue to focus on regulation, whether customer privacy, open banking, or the issuance of new licenses. While much of the regulation will be to keep consumers safe, it will be increasingly used to foster fintech investments and encourage sector growth.

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