Fintech Awards 2021 2 Wealth & Finance International - 2021 FinTech Awards APR2w2 Welcome to the FinTech Awards 2021 In 2021, financial technology has never been more at the forefront of the way we conduct our finances. When the global pandemic saw paperless transactions become a necessity, we experienced extraordinary demand for contactless payments and online banking across the world! Whilst e-commerce is unquestionably booming, many other areas of the financial technology or FinTech industry have seen exceptional growth and usage in the last year. As Bitcoin reached a peak in December 2020, FinTech has seen rising consumer interest in the cryptocurrency exchange and investment scene. With current hot topic Blockchain the foremost resource in online ledgers, FinTech ensures the accurate recording and circulation of digital currencies worldwide. FinTech continues to automate and improve the financial services we use every day, whether that be through increasingly intelligent AI chat bots to inform and guide us, or the advancement of touchless biometric security systems such as facial recognition to ensure our digital banking remains safe and secure. Laura Brookes, Senior Editor Phone: +44 (0) 203 970 0082 Email: [email protected] Website: AI Global Media, Ltd. (AI) takes reasonable measures to ensure the quality of the information on this web site. However, AI will not assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, correctness or completeness of any information that is available through this web site. If errors are brought to our attention, we will try to correct them. The information available through the website and our partner publications is for your general information and use and is not intended to address any particular finance or investment requirements. In particular, the information does not constitute any form of advice or recommendation by us or any of our partner publications and is not intended to be relied upon by users in making or refraining from making any investment or financial decisions. Appropriate independent advice should be obtained before making any such decision. Any arrangement made between you and any third party named in the site is at your sole risk and responsibility. 15 29