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The Fintech Power 50 2021 Nominations Now Open

Nominations are now open for The Fintech Power 50 2021 – the annual guide to the most influential and innovative companies, and visionary personalities shaping the fintech industry.

For the third year running, 40 trailblazing companies and 10 of the world’s best fintech influencers will be elected for the exclusive annual programme, which acts as a hub for driving change and creativity in the financial services industry.

Between now and the end of April, members of the industry can nominate a fintech company and a fintech star – from anywhere in the world – that they believe should be featured in this year’s cohort.

The team behind The Fintech Power 50 will then compile two comprehensive lists of nominees – one for businesses and one for industry influencers – with the public given the opportunity to vote online between April and the end of June. Winners will be announced in July.

Inclusion in the prestigious list not only showcases the most exciting companies and informed individuals in the industry, but also offers members access to The Fintech Power 50’s trusted network of fintech companies and leaders. Other benefits include guest spots on webinars and podcasts, as well as the opportunity for opinion-led articles in The Fintech Times newspaper, invitations to networking events and support with talent acquisition.

In 2020, The Fintech Power 50 included some of the biggest hitters in the global financial services industry, including Dr Ruth Wandhöfer, a leading expert on banking regulatory and innovation matters, Jim Marous, the globally recognised financial industry strategist, and Lawrence Wintermeyer, an influential digital finance advocate and payments guru David Parker.

Brilliant international businesses honoured on the list included mobile identity-verification specialist Jumio, cloud-native payment solutions expert Form3, business finance platform Tide, OakNorth – the next-generation credit platform – and Cambodia’s leading mobile banking service provider Wing.

Mark Walker, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer, says: “Every year, The Fintech Power 50 highlights the cream of the fintech community, shining a light on innovative and brilliant companies and truly influential individuals from around the world. But it’s not just a glittery list of fintechs and influencers but a programme that provides help and support for every member for a whole year. We’re excited to start the nomination process for The Fintech Power 50 2021 and welcome industry members to start sharing the people and companies that are exciting them the most.”

Members of The Power 50 2020 share their experience

Dr Ruth Wandhöfer says: “I absolutely loved being part of The Fintech Power 50. It’s a fabulous community of diverse industry experts and aficionados and we all collectively help the fintech ecosystem to strive and grow. In times of ceaseless technology innovation, helping to identify, celebrate and support fintech businesses is more important than ever. For me being part of The Fintech Power 50 programme was also a great opportunity to supported female fintech entrepreneurs and I look forward to this becoming a growing pillar of the fintech ecosystem going forward.”

Lawrence Wintermeyer, Co-Founder & Principal at Elipses, adds: “The Fintech Power 50 community is a leader across the global financial services sector and should be on the watchlist of market leaders and investors alike. The Fintech Power 50 is, without a doubt, the preeminent fintech influencer community on the planet. It is an honour and a privilege for me to be a part of this community.”

Jim Marous comments: “Each year I look forward to the announcement of The Fintech Power 50 as a way to keep aware of the people and companies that are in front of the knowledge curve. Everyone in the banking industry should use this as a resource to keep abreast of market changes.”

David Parker, CEO at Polymath Consulting, adds: “Of all the years to be in The Fintech Power 50, 2020 will certainly stick in everyone’s memory. We looked forward to meeting up at all the great events with fellow Power 50 companies and people, but unfortunately many got cancelled due to Covid-19. That was the downside, of course, the upside though is that it has still been incredible to be involved. From the announcement itself, where it is always an honour to be selected among such great peers, to the virtual events and, for me, the highlight of the year, co-editing an edition of The Fintech Times where we focussed on financial inclusion and PSD2 Open Banking.”

Nominations for ‘The Fintech Power 50 2021’ will close on 30 April, with voting online available until 30 June. The final selection will be announced in July. To nominate yourself or someone else, simply fill out the short form here. Remind yourself of The Fintech Power 50 2020 final list here. 


  • 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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