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11 June 2024

Shortlist Revealed for 2024 Fintech Awards Wales

Winners of the Fintech Awards Wales 2023

Fintech Awards Wales has announced this year’s shortlisted nominees.

The awards are designed to recognise individuals, companies, and academic institutions which drive innovation and excellence in fintech. The winners will be announced on September 6th at a ceremony at Tramshed in Cardiff.

Matthew Hyde, Founder of Fintech Awards Wales, said:

“The shortlisted nominees truly embody the vibrant and dynamic fintech ecosystem in Wales. Their groundbreaking innovations, visionary leadership, and unwavering commitment to excellence are reshaping the future of finance in our region. We eagerly anticipate showcasing their remarkable achievements at the upcoming award ceremony.”

The shortlist for the 2024 Fintech Awards Wales is:

Start-up of the Year sponsored by Clockwise

  • Proveit
  • Peppercorn Ai
  • Credit Canary
  • Menna
  • TLC Harmony
  • Voltric

Fintech Company of the Year sponsored by Monmouthshire Building Society

  • Capital on Tap
  • Sonovate
  • Comparison Creator

Scale-up of the Year

  • Capital on Tap
  • Final Rentals
  • Checks Direct
  • Propel Finance

Team of the Year

  • Checks Direct
  • Sero
  • Wagonex
  • Credas
  • Propel Finance
  • Sonovate

Best Place to Work

  • Capital on Tap
  • Wagonex
  • ITec Digital Training

Fintech Leader of the Year sponsored by Admiral

  • Ammar Akhtar – Final Rentals
  • Kath Denton – Coincover
  • Timothy Barnett – Credas
  • Louise Harris – Tramshed Tech
  • Mark Sweeny – de Novo Solutions
  • Rhodri Evans – PWC
  • Sameer Rahman – Datamonet

New Product of the Year

  • Proveit
  • Final Rentals
  • Sero
  • Comparison Creator

Fintech for Good sponsored by Capital on Tap

  • Sero
  • Credit Canary
  • Proveit
  • IE Hub

Best Growth Story sponsored by Deloitte

  • Credas
  • Final Rentals
  • Propel Finance

Best Academic Programme

  • Masters in Data Science – University of South Wales
  • Cyber security Teaching Team at Cardiff University

Rising Fintech Star

  • Edoka Idoko – Pryme Financial
  • Joseph Willams  – ZeroKey
  • Nicole Baas  – Delio
  • Tomas Gibbons  – Credas

Apprentice of the Year sponsored by ITec Digital Training

  • Daniel Nash – We Get Design
  • Matthew Worsley – Ever Nimble
  • Liam Kelly – Ysgol Maesydderwen
  • Ben Rolfe – Morriston Comprehensive School

Cyber Security Team of the Year sponsored by Cyber Innovation Hub

  • Propel Finance
  • Backbase
  • PWC

Best Use of AI of the Year sponsored by Go.Compare

  • Proveit
  • Logicdialog
  • Peppercorn Ai
  • Final Rentals

Best Advisory of the Year sponsored by Recruit 121

  • HCR Law
  • Blake Morgan Ltd
  • Cadre Advisory

Louise Brett, Chair of the Judging Panel for Fintech Awards Wales, said: 

“For UK fintech to thrive and lead on the world stage it is imperative we have national connectivity as declared in the Kalifa Review.

“Highlighting and celebrating Wales' fintech success is not only important for Wales; it is a critical element to the whole sector's success.  It is my privilege to meet the finalists over two days of interviews and discussions so that the judges can determine the winners and they can be applauded and celebrated at the fabulous Awards Ceremony on 6th September at Tramshed.”

Matthew Turner, Head of Operations at Cyber Innovation Hub and sponsor of Cyber Security Team of the Year, said:

“Cyber Innovation Hub is delighted to sponsor the Cyber Team of the Year award at the 2024 Fintech Awards Wales.  As part of our mission to transform South Wales into a leading cyber cluster by the end of the decade, it’s important to recognise those teams who are doing excellent work in the field.  Cyber security underpins all sectors of the economy and fintech in particular.  Therefore, it’s vital that there are strong links between the fintech sector in Wales and the growing cyber sector and this award is part of our commitment to that”.

For more information about the Fintech Awards Wales visit www.fintechawardswales.com/

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