What we do

The FinTech50 is an annual list of the 50 hottest FinTech companies in Europe selected by some of the biggest names in FinTech. 

Now in its seventh year, it was the first list worldwide to feature FinTech companies for innovation.  Our two new Global FinTech50s will showcase innovators worldwide who are helping to promote financial inclusion and sustainable development.

We also create bespoke events, including our official launch, which are always free to attend. And we partner with key industry events worldwide to offer discounted rates for our community.

We have 2000+ FinTechs across Europe on our long list

The FinTech50 2019 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 'entries' - just the views of our international panel members. 

The 2019 Yearbook is now live

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 (feel free to contact us). 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. 

Apply for any (or all) of our three lists. Entries for The FinTech50 2020 (our European list) are now open.

The FinTech50 Funding Index

We tracked funding for all FinTech50 2017, FinTech50 2018, Hot Ten and Hall of Fame companies over 12 months. The FinTech50 2018, 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!’. It has been viewed over 5000 times since launch,

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

The FinTech50 2019 received over 100,000 views and reached over 5M Twitter accounts in its first 3 days online.


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. If you would like to get on our list, please get in touch