Finder Banking Innovation Awards 2021

These awards identify the most innovative providers across the areas of digital banking, business banking, high street current accounts, personal finance apps and kids’ spending apps.

Welcome to the Finder Banking Innovation Awards 2021

Finder’s series of Innovation Awards recognise financial providers that are innovating in their chosen field, by bringing new and impactful features to the market and delivering beneficial services to their customers.

Now in their second year, these Innovation Awards focus on the banking space. A shortlist of providers was drawn together by Finder’s subject area specialists and the finalists were then assessed by an expert panel of judges.

We are delighted to announce the winning and highly commended companies in the following categories:

  • High Street Bank Innovation
  • Business Banking Innovation
  • Digital Banking Innovation
  • Personal Finance App Innovation
  • Kids’ Spending App Innovation
  • Banking Innovation Newcomer Award

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

Judging process

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

The shortlist was then passed to an expert judging panel (details below), 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.

The judges

Angela Yore, Co-Founder & Managing Director, SkyParlour
Matthew Boyle, Banking Publisher, Finder
Michelle Stevens, Banking Editor, Finder
Simon Barrows, Director of Services, Icon Solutions

Judging panel

Angela Yore

Angela Yore is the co-founder of fintech PR agency SkyParlour, where she has helped raise the profile of hundreds of brands in the fintech and ecommerce sectors. She is on the Innovate Finance Standout 35 Women in Fintech Powerlist 2020, and sits on advisory boards for the Emerging Payments Association, Fintech Connect and the European Women Payments Network.

Matthew Boyle

Matthew Boyle is the banking and mortgages publisher at Finder, working across the spectrum of banking and personal finance products. He focuses on creating content and helpful guides to assist consumers in making better financial decisions. Matthew has been at Finder for three years and has nearly a decade’s experience in digital publishing.

Michelle Stevens

Michelle Stevens is Finder’s banking editor. She has been a journalist for more than 10 years, and was previously editor of two business publications in the financial technology and retail technology sectors. Michelle has chaired several industry awards in the fields of fintech, retail and payments.

Simon Barrows

Simon Barrows is a director at Icon Solutions and a consultant specialising in financial services technology strategy and innovation. He was previously CTO for consumer banking, cards and payments at a major UK bank, and has judged multiple times on technology awards across the banking industry.

Previous Finder Awards winners

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