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The winners of the annual Finder Banking Innovation Awards announced

15 December, 2021, LONDON –

The 11 winning and highly commended companies for the annual Finder Banking Innovation Awards have been announced today.

Running for the second year in a row, Finder’s Innovation Awards series recognises 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.

Winning and highly commended companies have been identified in the following six categories: High Street Bank Innovation, Digital Banking Innovation, Business Banking Innovation, Personal Finance App Innovation, Kids’ Spending App Innovation and the newest addition, the Banking Innovation Newcomer Award.

This year’s High Street Bank Innovation category goes to HSBC while Nationwide was highly commended.
The Digital Banking Innovation category was won by Revolut, followed by the highly commended Monzo. Tide clinched top spot in the Business Banking division, while Starling was the highly commended company.

Money Dashboard won the Personal Finance App group, followed by Plum, while gohenry took the top spot in the Kids’ Spending App Innovation category, ahead of HyperJar.

And finally, taking home the prestigious Banking Innovation Newcomer award is Kroo, a digital-only e-money startup.

Commenting on the awards, Michelle Stevens, Banking editor at finder.com, said:

“Whether it’s business banking or kids’ spending apps, the banking space has seen an explosion of innovation recently. This year, more than ever, it’s important that UK customers feel in control of their finances and have access to the latest tools and services to help manage their money. We strive to highlight financial providers who are at the forefront of customer innovation, and I’d like to congratulate all of our winners and shortlisted finalists.”

For more information on the awards and the finalists, please visit: https://www.finder.com/uk/bank-accounts/finder-banking-innovation-awards-2021

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Methodology

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

About finder.com/uk

finder.com is a personal finance website, which helps consumers compare products online so they can make better informed decisions. Consumers can visit the website to compare utilities, mortgages, credit cards, insurance products, shopping voucher codes, and so much more before choosing the option that best suits their needs.

Best of all, finder.com is completely free to use. We’re not a bank or insurer, nor are we owned by one, and we are not a product issuer or a credit provider. We’re not affiliated with any one institution or outlet, so it’s genuine advice from a team of experts who care about helping you find better.

finder.com launched in the UK in February 2017 and is privately owned and self-funded by two Australian entrepreneurs – Fred Schebesta and Frank Restuccia – who successfully grew finder.com.au to be Australia’s most visited personal finance website (Source: Experian Hitwise).

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Matt Mckenna
Head of UK communications
M: +44 747 921 7816
T: +44 20 3828 1338
matt.mckenna@finder.com

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About finder.com

finder.com is a personal finance website, which helps consumers compare products online so they can make better informed decisions. Consumers can visit the website to compare utilities, mortgages, credit cards, insurance products, shopping voucher codes, and so much more before choosing the option that best suits their needs.

Best of all, finder.com is completely free to use. We’re not a bank or insurer, nor are we owned by one, and we are not a product issuer or a credit provider. We’re not affiliated with any one institution or outlet, so it’s genuine advice from a team of experts who care about helping you find better.

finder.com launched in the UK in February 2017 and is privately owned and self-funded by two Australian entrepreneurs – Fred Schebesta and Frank Restuccia – who successfully grew finder.com.au to be Australia's most visited personal finance website (Source: Experian Hitwise).

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