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The Shortlist for the 2019 FinTech Awards Wales has Been Announced


Hosted by Recruit 121 Group, along with principal sponsor, FinTech Awards Wales celebrates the outstanding achievements of the FinTech professionals and companies in Wales and recognises the significant contribution made by the FinTech sector to the Welsh economy.

The winners will be announced at a celebratory awards night, to be held at The Tramshed on Friday 19th July.

Matt Hyde, Managing Director, FinTech Awards Wales is delighted at the impact these awards have created, saying,

“The response from FinTech professionals across the whole of Wales has been excellent, with impressive nominations received across the 10 Categories”. “Our vision – to recognise, attract and invest in FinTech talent is core to what we are doing.  These awards will be shining a light on the rich talent we have in Wales and celebrating the valuable work of the FinTech sector.  We are excited to find new and existing talent in Wales and provide a platform to showcase in Wales, the UK and beyond.

Louise O’Shea, CEO at, says:

“Wales is earning itself a name as an established FinTech hub formed of agile start-up businesses to innovative tech giants.

“The tech sector is worth £8.5bn to the Welsh economy. Demonstrating the calibre of organisations operating in Wales through the FinTech Wales Awards will help us to attract the best talent to the region and allow us to continue growing our community.

“We’re excited to celebrate the achievements of our fellow FinTechs at this first-of-its-kind event in Wales.

Wales’ Economy Minister Ken Skates who said:

“There is no doubt that we are living in an age of unprecedented change and economic opportunity and this is one of the many reasons why the Welsh Government is such a proud and active supporter of our thriving FinTech Sector. I look forward to these awards which will shine a light on the skilled workforce and exciting innovators who are proud to drive forward their businesses here in Wales”.

Shortlisted are:

1.    FinTech Start-up

  • ANNA Money
  • Samepage
  • Credas
  • Disberse

2.    FinTech Company

  • GoCompare Group Ltd
  • Vizolution
  • Backbase
  • TAXO’D

3.    FinTech Scale-up

  • Bipsync UK Ltd
  • Delio Ltd
  • Cashcalc
  • Backbase
  • Vizolution

4.    CTO / CIO

  • Andrew Brockway,
  • Jackson Hull, GoCompare Group PLC
  • Leon James, Motokiki/Leon James Consultancy

5.    New Product

  • Source Insurance
  • Chetwood Financial Ltd
  • WeFlip
  • Credas

6.    Best Advisory Firm

  • Henry Howard Finance
  • Eversheds Sutherland
  • Capital Law Ltd

7.    Best Accelerator / Incubator

  • Natwest Accelerator Hub
  • Cardiff Eagle Lab
  • Town Square Spaces

8.    Best Academic Programme

  • Cardiff University, School of Mathematics
  • University of South Wales, National Cyber Security Academy
  • Cardiff University, National Software Academy (NSA)
  • GoCompare Group PLC, GoFurther Academy

9.    Rising FinTech Star

  • Tom Newton, CashCalc
  • Bill Safran, Vizolution
  • Eleana Martyn, Comparison Creator
  • Ben Joakim, Disberse
  • Sina Yamani, Lynq

10. Best Enabling Tech Company

  • Illustrate Digital
  • Comparison Creator
  • Lexis Nexis Risk Solutions

For more information about the awards and how to book, visit:


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