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. We now have three titles, including The FinTech 50 (Europe) and FinTech50 Asia. Our new list for 2018, The Global Access to Finance50, will showcase innovators worldwide who are helping to promote financial inclusion by helping people and businesses to gain better access to financial services.
We also create our own bespoke events, including our official launch, which are always free to attend. And we partner with key industry events worldwide so that we can offer discounted rates for our community.
We have 2000+ FinTechs across Europe on our long list
We look at FinTech companies across Europe, across all verticals, and there are just two criteria to being selected. Each year we invite an expert panel to select FinTechs 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. It’s our small tribute to a hugely enterprising sector that is transforming financial services. And to the movers, shakers and downright disruptive technologies within it who will be the ones to watch in any given year.
Featured FinTechs tell us that being listed does great things for their business – getting them onto the radar of key investors and customers.
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 2019 (our European list) are now closed.
The FinTech50 Funding Index
We tracked funding for all FinTech50 2017, Hot Ten and Hall of Fame companies across the year. Between them, these seventy companies raised over $1.9bn over the course of The FinTech50 year and outperformed the market. Read the report
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)
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