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Back in 2012 we founded The FinTech50: the first list worldwide to recognise FinTech for innovation. Five years on, our list of the 50 hottest FinTechs in Europe receives 250,000 views worldwide from investors, financial services organizations, global tech giants, influencers and innovators.


It's not a competition - we don't call for 'entries' - and with 1500 FinTechs on our European long list, 2017 will be the most hotly contested 50 yet. To give every FinTech a fair chance we created a short form. It's entirely optional - just an opportunity to tell your story in your words to our selection panel.


Applications are now closed. But we will keep the form live until 17 Jan. Thanks to everyone who contributed to a record-busting year.



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We look at FinTechs across all verticals with an HQ in Europe. It's not an awards programme and there are no outright winners. Featured FinTechs tell us that being listed does great things for their business – getting them onto the radar of key investors and customers. Even for those who don't make the 50, there are opportunities to win business, simply by being on the shortlist...

Who is eligible?

Our international selection panel

Each year we invite some of the most influential people in FinTech to choose their FinTech50. For 2017, we are extending this invitation to experts from around the world to create an international panel, which will review both the European and Asian FinTech50s. Meet the first 50 members of our international panel.

They are with us throughout the year, not just for one event, and we are extremely grateful for their support. Meet our 2017 VIP partners and sponsors and discover how to get involved.

Our Partners & Sponsors 2017


We will announce The FinTech50 2017 at an event in Spring 2017 and through our FinTech50 Yearbook.


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Starts here

This year we felt that ten European FinTechs deserved their own special place within a list of remarkable game-changers. Most had featured on The FinTech50 for three years in a row and in recognition of their competitive staying power, we created The FinTech50 Hall of Fame.


In 2017 we will invite one more FinTech to join the Hall of Fame - and we are calling for nominations. You can make your suggestion using this form.

The Hall of Fame