About The Access to Finance50 Global

The Access to Finance 50 is our first global FinTech 50. It's designed to showcase the FinTech innovators worldwide who are furthering financial inclusion by transforming the way that people and businesses access financial services.

We are not restricting our search to a region - we will be looking at Fintech innovators around the world. Fintechs of all stages are eligible, from start-ups with the potential to become a game-changer to high-growth enterprises with the competitive staying power to continue being one.

On our 2019 long-list we now have 570 companies across the world. Many are young companies using new technologies / business models to tackle specific cultural, societal and economic challenges. Not only are they reaching communities historically underserved by financial services they are also serving new generations looking for a more sustainable and impactful approach to investing, saving and giving. 

How we select the 50

We undertake our own research throughout the year to produce our master list - and then we ask some of the biggest names in the sector (our selection panel) to select their top 50.

We also created a short form for FinTechs who would like tell their story in their own words (it’s entirely optional). To put your FinTech forward to our selection panel in 2020 apply here

Where's the value?

The FinTech50 generates global interest when released. The FinTech50 2018 received 100,000 downloads and reached 3.5m Twitter accounts in its first five days online and annually it generates around > 1M views. Businesses selected for The FinTech50 tell us that being listed gets them onto the radar of investors, influencers and prospective clients, particularly those in financial services. Our sites rank page 1 Google for over 400 FinTech-related keywords and receive visits from over 160 countries; our current top 20 by visitor volume is:

The UK, The US, India, Germany, Spain, Netherlands, Russia, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Ireland, Canada, South Korea, Australia, Brazil, Singapore, China, Sweden.

The Access to Finance Selection Panel

The FinTech50 2018 - View this year's 50 hottest FinTechs in Europe

We announced The FinTech50 2018 (Europe) in June. View the FinTechs named in The FinTech50 2017: a list of fifty European FinTechs who are transforming financial services.

Seen at the 2018 FinTech50 launch