Finder Banking Innovation Awards 2022

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 2022

Finder’s series of Innovation Awards recognises financial providers that are innovating in their sector, by bringing impactful features to the market and delivering stand-out benefits to their customers.

Now in their third year, these Innovation Awards focus on banking. 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’re 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 3 criteria: uniqueness of innovation, impact in the market and value to customers.

    The judges

    Makala Green, Schroders personal wealth adviser (Chartered)
    Matthew Boyle, banking publisher, Finder
    Timothy King, professor of finance, University of Vaasa
    Simon Barrows, director of services, Icon Solutions

    Judging panel

    Makala Green

    Makala Green is a multi award-winning chartered financial expert, money motivational speaker, podcaster, and author of her debut book The Money Edit, a no blame, no shame guide to taking control of money. Makala is passionate about making money accessible for all, and keeping things simple, fun and straight to the point.

    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 3 years and has nearly a decade’s experience in digital publishing.

    Timothy King

    Timothy King is a full professor of finance at the School of Accounting and Finance, University of Vaasa, Finland. He has published widely in leading academic journals and is the lead editor, as well as contributor to, the book Disruptive Technology in Banking and Finance: An International Perspective on FinTech.

    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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