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Voting for The Fintech Power 50 2021 Officially Begins

Voting is now open for The Fintech Power 50 2021 – an exclusive annual programme working with 40 of the most innovative Fintech companies and 10 of the most trusted industry thought leaders that are having the biggest impact in the broad Fintech ecosystem.

Between now and the end of June, members of the industry have the opportunity to vote for a Fintech company that they believe should be featured in the programme that offers help and support to those in the industry for an entire year.

In 2020, The Fintech Power 50 included some of the biggest hitters in the global financial services industry, such as 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 said: “Already this year we’ve had 700 nominations and last year we had almost 10,000 votes. With the innovation and collaboration we’ve seen in fintech since the pandemic began, it’s no surprise that the industry is keen to share and support its colleagues. The Fintech Power50 is not just a glittery list of fintechs and influencers but a programme that provides help and support for every member for a whole year. I’m pleased to announce that voting is now open.”

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.”

Voting is now available online until the 30th June. The final selection will be announced in July.


  • Gina is a fintech journalist (BA, MA) who works across broadcast and print. She has written for most national newspapers and started her career in BBC local radio.

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