What we do

The FinTech50 is an annual list of the 50 Fintech companies in Europe to watch, selected by an international panel of leaders who invest in, buy from or champion Fintech.

Now in its eighth year, it was the first curated list worldwide to feature European Fintech companies for innovation and now attracts over 1M views.  Our new Global FinTech50 will showcase innovators worldwide who are helping to promote financial inclusion, impact and sustainable finance.

We also partner with key industry events to offer discounted rates for our community.

The FinTech50 2020 Digital Yearbook

The FinTech50 Yearbook

We look at FinTech companies across Europe, across all verticals. Each year we invite an expert panel to select the FinTechs they believe will be 'the ones to watch'. It's not an awards programme, and there are no outright winners. We don't rely on 'award entries' or ask Fintechs to self nominate. It’s down to the views of our international panel members. 

View The FInTech50 2020 Yearbook

The FinTech50 -how to apply

We undertake our own independent research throughout the year, receive recommendations from our panel, and we are often contacted direct by FinTechs . We also offer FinTechs the opportunity to present their story in their own words via a short online form. It's entirely optional but ensures that everyone who wants to be considered can get their business onto our panel's radar. 

Entries for The FinTech50 2021 (our European list) are now open.

The FinTech50 launch

Standard Chartered hosted The FinTech50 2019 launch at their London HQ. View our launch events below

The FinTech50 Funding Index

We tracked funding for all FinTech50 2017, 2018, 2019, Hot Ten and Hall of Fame companies over 12 months. The FinTech50 2019, Hot Ten and Hall of Fame raised $2.53Bn.Read the reports


Insight Reports

We released our first Insight report for 2019 in January. It features insights from the founders/CEOs of Onfido, Tink, Blockchain, Governance, PensionBee, CUBE, Bud, PayU, ComplyAdvantage and DreamQuark, as well as leaders from AXA NEXT, ABN AMRO, Accel, Microsoft, The LHofT, Linklaters and Kingston Smith.

The report features their views on Funding, Failure, Collaboration and Trust, and we gave them all one wish for 2019, with an invitation to ‘go wild!’.

Let us know if you would like to contribute to future reports (or suggest a theme)

The FinTech50 2020 generated 250,000 views and reached + 3M social media accounts in September 2020 (launch month).


We founded FinTechCity to create opportunities for FinTech companies, VC investors, Financial Services organisations and Global Techs to meet, discover more about emerging FinTech innovation and do business together. All events in our programme are free to attend (no hidden membership fees) but invitation only - and demand for places is high.