Finder Investing & Saving Innovation Awards 2021

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

Welcome to the Finder Investing & Saving 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, this round of Innovation Awards focuses on the investing and saving 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:

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

Ceri Stanaway, Personal Finance Journalist

Charlie Barton, Investment Specialist & Growth Manager, Finder

Cherry Reynard, Investment Journalist

Niels Pedersen, Senior Fintech Lecturer, Manchester Metropolitan University

Judging panel

Ceri Stanaway

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 the growth manager and former investment publisher at Finder, specialising in financial and investment products, including share dealing platforms. 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. As a chartered accountant, Niels worked at PwC and the Financial Services Authority before coming to academia. He is the author of Financial Technology: Case Studies in Fintech Innovation.

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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