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FinTech Awards 2022

IconEntries opened: Monday 14th March 2022 IconEntries closed: Saturday 14th May 2022 IconWinners announced: July 2022

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FinTech Awards
About The Award

Wealth and Finance International is proud to announce the much-awaited return of the FinTech Awards 2022, making its way back for the 5th consecutive year!

As global funding for the FinTech industry in 2021 exceeded that of 2020 by more than 96%, we’re starting to see a stark increase in ‘decacorns’ and ‘unicorns’ due to the industry growing on an exponential scale!

In the UK, FinTech investment hit £17.7 billion in the first half of the year, while 33% of all new unicorns around the world have been FinTech-focused over the past three months. There are numerous new technologies and concepts that are becoming more popular, accessible and mainstream going through 2022. Innovations such as embedded finance, BNPL (Buy Now Pay Later) and open banking are developing alongside the expansion of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies.

Those operating within the FinTech industry are constantly pushing boundaries and limitations, providing consumers and business leaders with a more simplified user experience when it comes to financial management. FinTech experts make our lives easier and eliminate unnecessary levels of stress from our daily lives.

The FinTech industry is always growing and evolving, never standing still or looking the same as time passes. The industry’s leaders are constantly innovating and formulating secure and creative methods of managing your finances! The FinTech Awards 2022, hosted by Wealth & Finance International, aims to showcase and secure your business’s position as a true leader and trend-setter within the industry, as well as informing potential clients and colleagues that you are providing an award-winning service!

This prestigious long-running awards programme is completely free to enter! If your business is lucky enough to be successful, you will be presented to our circulation and promoted on our website for a minimum of 12 months.

In addition, our successful parties are welcome to choose from our range of competitively-priced promotional packages to celebrate the good news! These consist of several fashionable items to help spread the message of your success, as well as editorial opportunities to be featured within this year’s celebratory magazine!

Being successful in the FinTech Awards 2022 will provide you with the evidence you require to prove beyond any reasonable doubt that you stand out from the rest. Wealth & Finance International provides a unique opportunity to cement each winners’ third-party recognition of the award and promote their brand across our global readership of over 67,000 diverse professionals! Receiving an award can also provide a huge boost to internal employee morale, demonstrating that your continued hard work and dedication over the past year is recognised and valued.

If you would like to nominate either yourselves or another business you feel is worthy of being successful, then please complete the voting form found at the top of this webpage. Alternatively, if you would like further information about how the FinTech Awards 2022 can benefit your organisation, then please do not hesitate to contact the awards co-ordinator Dean Taylor directly at [email protected]!

About
Here’s How It Works
Methodology #11

Entry

Entry is open to any organisation and can take the form of self-submission, third-party recommendation or publisher-cast nomination.

Entries made via our website are anonymous, secure and details are not shared with third party organisations.

The preponderance of votes is driven by Wealth & Finance International; we send direct entry links to relevant organisations, both within the industry and to our extensive circulation. We also nominate those who we deem worthy.

Where appropriate, media partners and sponsors may also distribute voting forms on our behalf.

Prior to undertaking any research, we ask all nominees to formally accept or decline their nomination, allowing us to focus our efforts on those who choose to engage with the process and are comfortable being assessed in further detail. Nominees accepting their nomination form what becomes our shortlist; these candidates progress to an internal review. There is no cost associated with any part of accepting a nomination or receiving an award and entries can withdraw at any time.


Methodology #22

Evaluation

As we accept self-nominations, the number of votes do not determine the winners. All organisations are assessed based on the merit of their endeavours, the overall strength of their entry, and have evidence of recent accomplishments to convince our in-house research team that they are worthy. We use a combination of primary and secondary research techniques to acquire both qualitative and quantitative data depending on its relevance to the program; when rewarding specific funds for instance, we will rely on quantitative information over fixed timeframes whereas determining the success of a business as whole, we may appraise them more on the qualitative aspects of their past performance. In addition to our research, we invite nominees to submit substantiating evidence. By providing this evidence nominees gain the opportunity to submit information that may not be found in the public domain or on the nominees’ website; therefore, this can form an important part of the entry process. A formal document is produced by us, the publisher, to collate this information; however, our research team accepts filetypes in most common formats.


Methodology #33

Judging

Our professional researchers scrutinise information presented across all mediums and work alongside our senior judge to make the ultimate decision. To advance from nominee to winner; the candidate must be able to demonstrate expertise in a given area, dedication to client fulfilment, noteworthy performance or commitment to innovation.


Methodology #44

Promotion

Initially, results are announced in confidence, to the winners, and we set an informal press-embargo. During this time, the award coordinator will liaise with the winners to review the items in our promotional toolkit. The promotional toolkit is made up of various packages and celebratory items (some free of charge, some paid-for) designed by our in-house production and marketing team to achieve to help winners achieve maximum brand exposure.

As our winners select their chosen packages, our production team commence on the fulfilment of all items necessary for the formal announcement, when the celebratory magazine is published and the press embargo lifted.

FAQ Banner Frequently Asked Questions
How long has Wealth & Finance International been in circulation?
Wealth & Finance International was launched in 2014 and marked the second digital B2B title in the AI Global Media portfolio. It is published monthly and geared to supporting wealthy individuals across their corporate and personal lives. As well as producing the monthly magazine, an important part of our brand’s strategy is to provide recognition across our areas of focus which is typically achieved through annual award programs.
Where did the nomination come from?
In the interest of maintaining high response rates, we do not ask nominees to reveal their personal identity. As per the methodology, we frequently nominate candidates ourselves and when it comes to voting, if you didn’t cast a vote by self-submission it is likely to have been cast via a colleague or client who has received one of our direct invitations.

As previously mentioned, your ability to succeed is not linked to the number of votes received; however, we do track unusual behaviour on our website to identify repeat votes and cyber-threats.
What happens if I agree to shortlist?
In the interest of focusing our efforts on relevant candidates, we ask all nominees to accept their position on the shortlist. Nominees who do this will all be subject to our rigorous internal vetting procedure. They have an opportunity to present their own data which gets considered alongside the information collated by our research team. It can take up to 8 weeks for research to be completed.
Who makes the final decision?
We employ an entirely impartial panel of 5 individuals to conduct all of the research to our high standards. At the helm, the panel is led by a veteran academic leader with international academic and training experience and is well versed in research, fact-checking and mediation.
When does the ceremony/award dinner take place?
We do not focus our efforts on a celebratory event, whilst they might be good fun, it doesn’t really support our group’s philosophy of cost-effective marketing. All of our press announcements are made digitally, online and across our network; we aim to arm you with the tools (both digital and physical) to generate real-world value.
What happens if I am deemed successful?
There is a short press embargo in place where we ask you not to make the news public and during this period the program manager will liaise with you to agree on the most appropriate coverage. Our main coverage takes the form of a digital celebratory magazine, but we also offer physical trophies, wall mounted and digital certificates, web-based advertisements and bespoke and generic press releases.
Are there any costs involved?
There are no compulsory costs in accepting a nomination or winning a Wealth & Finance International award. In fact, to demonstrate our commitment to this, all our winners are offered a free of charge promotional package. Our company policy will always remain, regardless of budget, our clients should always be able to leverage the value of the award and our seal of approval.

We offer a variety of promotional opportunities to our winners. as we have an extensive network and we know, more than anyone, the wider business benefits from promoting industry awards.
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Need Help With Your Award? We can point you in the right direction.

The Nomination Team can assist with answering any queries that you have regarding a nomination, or the process involved in taking part in one of our award programmes.

Please get in touch with us via email or over the phone if you have any questions - we are happy to help!


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