Finder Investing & Saving Innovation Awards 2020

These inaugural awards identify the most innovative providers across the areas of saving, stocks and shares ISAs, pensions, share dealing, and CFD and forex trading.

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Welcome to the Finder Investing & Saving 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 unique and beneficial services to their customers.

Our inaugural awards of this series focus on the investing and saving space. A shortlist of providers has been drawn together by Finder’s subject area specialists and the finalists have been assessed across a range of criteria by an expert panel of judges.

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

  • Saving Innovation
  • Stocks & Shares ISA Innovation
  • Pensions Innovation
  • Share Dealing Innovation
  • CFD & Forex Innovation

Saving Innovation

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Winner:

Monzo

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Highly commended:

Dozens

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Finalists

Chip
Cleo
Dozens
Monzo


Stocks & Shares ISA Innovation

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Winner:

Moneybox

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Highly commended:

Wombat

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Finalists

Moneybox
Nutmeg
Plum
Wombat


Pensions Innovation

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Winner:

PensionBee

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Highly commended:

Penfold

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Finalists

interactive investor
Penfold
PensionBee
Profile Pensions


Share Dealing Innovation

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Winner:

Trading 212

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Highly commended:

Freetrade

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Highly commended:

Revolut

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Finalists

Degiro
Freetrade
Hargreaves Lansdown
Revolut
Stake
Trading 212


CFD & Forex Trading Innovation

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Winner:

eToro

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Highly commended:

Trading 212

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Finalists

eToro
IG
Plus500
Trading 212


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.

This 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

Ceri Stanaway, Personal Finance Journalist
Charlie Barton, Investment Publisher, Finder
Cherry Reynard, Investment Journalist
Niels Pedersen, Senior FinTech Lecturer, Manchester Metropolitan University


Judging panel

Cherry Reynard

Ceri Stanaway is a consumer journalist and editor, with a particular focus on personal finance. She is the former head of research and content creation for money at Which? and was also the research director at digital financial research agency Mapa Research.

Charlie Barton

Charlie Barton is an investment publisher at Finder. He specialises in financial and investment products, including share dealing platforms and stocks and shares ISAs. Charlie has a first-class degree from the London School of Economics.

Cherry Reynard

Cherry Reynard is a financial and investment journalist. She’s written for a range of publications including the Financial Times, The Telegraph and the Independent. Cherry co-authored a book on investing in emerging markets and is a six-time winner of the Investment Management Association’s freelance journalist of the year award.

Niels Pederson

Niels Pedersen is a senior lecturer for the financial technology MSc programme at Manchester Metropolitan University, which is England’s first post-graduate FinTech course. As a chartered accountant, Niels worked at PwC and the Financial Services Authority before coming to academia. He is currently writing a book on FinTech.

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