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Fintech Awards London Announces Judging Panel of Industry Experts for Inaugural Event

With the inaugural event due to take place on 13 July 2022, Fintech Awards London has confirmed the judging panel for the 2022 Awards. This stellar group of industry experts is excited to meet the shortlisted entries and hear their stories and vision for the future. 

Led by Charlotte Crosswell OBE, Chair of Open Banking, the judging team includes known names and trailblazers in the fintech sector.

Fintech Awards London MD, Matt Hyde, said: We’re proud to announce an outstanding judging panel as we bring the Awards to London for the very first time. As we recognise the fintech professionals across the capital, the Awards will place the spotlight fully on the emerging and established tech companies and entrepreneurs who are helping millions of customers with technology-enabled financial products. I’m excited to form a new community in London where we can truly celebrate the achievements in this exciting sector”

Charlotte Croswell who is leading the judging panel, added: “I am delighted to chair the upcoming awards panel. London is a key destination for fintech talent and innovation, and the Awards are a valuable opportunity to put a spotlight on the incredible companies driving our industry forwards, as well as recognise the leadership role of UK fintech on a global stage.

“Fintech Awards London provides the opportunity to celebrate those exciting firms and individuals who are bringing competition and innovation to financial services and I encourage everyone to nominate those individuals who they feel deserve to be recognised for their work in the sector.”

Joining Charlotte will be:

  • Mark Hipperson, Founder & CEO Ziglu and former co-founder of Starling Bank.
  • Kate Rosenshine, Global Technology Lead, Unicorns & Scale-Ups at Microsoft, with a strong background of building technology partnerships and supporting their expansion at scale.
  • Stephen Kelly, Chair of Tech Nation and former CEO of high-growth global tech firms including Sage, Micro Focus and Fintech Unicorn Chordiant (Nasdaq) and whose ongoing commitment to the UK tech spans many roles including chairing the Science & Technology Honours committee.
  • Neil Shah, Director and Tech Sector Specialist at the London Stock Exchange who brings with him, 15+ years of experience in helping entrepreneurs raise capital and execute mergers and acquisitions around the world.

The judging process will include in-person interviews with the shortlisted candidates, providing an excellent opportunity for those involved to meet the judges personally and demonstrate their passion for all things Fintech.

The Awards, which are also welcomed by the Economic Secretary to the Treasury & City Minister John Glen, are planned for 13 July 2022, to be held at The Underglobe, within the iconic Globe Theatre. Nominations are welcomed from now until 15 April 2022, in 14 categories, via, Shortlisted individuals, teams and organisations will be announced later in the spring.


  • Polly is a journalist, content creator and general opinion holder from North Wales. She has written for a number of publications, usually hovering around the topics of fintech, tech, lifestyle and body positivity.

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