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Finder’s Banking & Investing Innovation Awards for 2023

These awards identify the most innovative providers across banking and investing.

Finder’s Innovation Awards recognize financial providers that are innovating in their field by launching impactful features and delivering benefits to customers in new ways.

Finder’s subject-matter experts drew up a shortlist of innovative providers in 2023, which were then assessed by an expert panel of judges.

We’re delighted to announce the winning and highly commended companies in the following two categories:

  • Banking Innovation
  • Investing Innovation

Watch our video of the awards announcement or click on the categories to reveal our winners!

Judging process

The shortlist of finalists in each category were selected by Finder’s subject-matter experts, who identified the providers they felt were displaying key innovations in their field.

The shortlist was then passed to an expert judging panel, who decided the winning and highly commended companies by assessing the finalists across three different criteria: uniqueness of innovation, impact in the market and value to customers.

Banking Innovation judges

  • Alexa Serrano Cruz, senior banking editor at Finder
  • Laura Adams, money expert and spokesperson at Finder
  • Tony Steuer, internationally recognized financial wellness advocate, award-winning author, top-ranked podcaster and speaker
  • Bryan Kuderna, founder of Kuderna Financial Team, host of The Kuderna Podcast, and best-selling author of What Should I Do with My Money?
  • Armando Pantoja, Tedx speaker and 15-year financial tech veteran
  • Investing Innovation judges

    • Matt Miczulski, investing and crypto editor at Finder
    • Laura Adams, money expert and spokesperson at Finder
    • Tony Steuer, internationally recognized financial wellness advocate, award-winning author, top-ranked podcaster and speaker
    • Armando Pantoja, Tedx speaker and 15-year financial tech veteran

    Judging panel

    Alexa Serrano Cruz

    Alexa Serrano Cruz is a senior editor at Finder, specializing in banking. As a personal finance expert and certified anti-money laundering specialist, she helps Americans make informed decisions about their finances.

    Armando Pantoja

    Armando Pantoja is a Tedx speaker and 15-year financial tech veteran who has led innovation at Home Depot (via Edgenet) & AAA. He created ICORanker, an AI-driven crypto assessment app, later sold for millions. Armando is a respected worldwide financial technology thought leader.

    Bryan Kuderna

    Bryan M. Kuderna, CFP®, is the founder of Kuderna Financial Team, host of The Kuderna Podcast, and best-selling author of What Should I Do with My Money? He’s a perennial qualifier for the industry’s elite Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT). He is a frequent contributor to CNBC, Newsmax, Yahoo Finance, and more.

    Laura Adams

    Laura Adams is a money expert and spokesperson for Finder. She’s one of the nation’s leading personal finance and business authorities. As an award-winning author and host of the top-rated Money Girl podcast since 2008, millions of readers, listeners, and loyal fans benefit from her practical advice.

    Matt Miczulski

    Matt Miczulski is an investments editor at Finder. With over 450 bylines, Matt dissects and reviews brokers and investing platforms to expose perks and pain points, explores investment products and concepts and covers market news, making investing more accessible and helping readers to make informed financial decisions.

    Tony Steuer

    Tony Steuer, CLU, LA, CPFFE is an internationally recognized financial wellness advocate, award winning author, top ranked podcaster and speaker who is changing the way we think about money. He is an Advisor at Paperwork and Dingo Technologies. Tony is a member of the ThinkAdvisor’s LUMINARIES Class of 2022 as a Finalist in Thought Leadership & Education.

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