Finder Banking Innovation Awards 2020

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 2020

Finder’s new 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.

The latest instalment of our Innovation Awards series focuses on the banking and personal finance sector for the first time. 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
  • Digital Banking Innovation
  • Business Banking Innovation
  • Personal Finance App Innovation
  • Kids’ Spending App Innovation

Click on the categories below 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

Dawn Dunn, FinTech Cluster Manager, Dynamo
Gavin Brown, Associate Professor in FinTech, University of Liverpool
Matthew Boyle, Banking Publisher, Finder
Simon Barrows, Director, Archioptiryx

Judging panel

Dawn Dunn

Dawn Dunn manages the FinTech Cluster for Dynamo, a technology network in the north east of England. Dynamo works with corporates, SMEs, universities and public sector organisations to curate an ecosystem that fosters innovation and growth in the delivery of financial services through technology.

Gavin Brown

Gavin Brown is an associate professor in financial technology at the University of Liverpool, where his research focuses on payment technologies and the future of money. He is a published author and a fellow of the ICAEW as a chartered accountant. Gavin is also the co-founder and director of a digital assets fund.

Matthew Boyle

Matthew Boyle is the banking and mortgages publisher at Finder, where he focuses on creating content and helpful guides to assist consumers in making better financial decisions. He has been at Finder for two years and has nearly a decade’s experience in digital publishing.

Simon Barrows

Simon Barrows is 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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Written by

Michelle Stevens

Michelle Stevens is a deputy editor at Finder, specialising in banking, finance, credit and mortgages. She has a journalism degree from the University of Sheffield and has been a journalist for 15 years, writing on topics including fintech, payment systems and retail. In her spare time, Michelle likes to travel, explore new foodie experiences and attempt to improve her own culinary skills. See full profile

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