In 2012 we launched the first list worldwide to recognise FinTech for innovation, rather than by revenue.
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.
Apply for The FinTech50 2017
With 1500 FinTechs now on our European long list, 2017 will be the most hotly contested 50 yet. It is not a competition - we don't call for 'entries'. Instead, we combine our own independent research with the nominations of our panel and global community. 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 expert selection panel. Feel free to contact us at any time with questions.
Applications are now closed, but for everyone who asked we will keep the form live for a further 24 hours (until 17 Jan). Thanks to everyone who contributed to this year's record-busting list.
Who is eligible?
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.
The Hall of Fame 2017 - Call for nominations
This year we felt that ten European FinTechs deserved their own special place within a list of remarkable game-changers. So in recognition of their pioneering spirit and competitive staying power, we created The FinTech50 Hall of Fame. Most have featured on The FinTech50 three years in a row.
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 button. Please note that this is not an application for The FinTech50 2017 - and that the final decision will be made by the 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, who will review both the European and Asian FinTech50s. Meet the first 50 members of our international panel
Our Partners and Sponsors
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.
We will announce The FinTech50 2017 at an event in Spring 2017 and through our FinTech50 Yearbook. View the 2016 edition below. If you would like to feature editorial or advertising, please contact us
View The FinTech50 Launch View The FinTech50 Yearbook
Highlights of The FinTech50 launch at London's landmark The FinTech50 Yearbook 2016 online. We offer a limited Cheesgrater building. number of advertising and editorial opportunities. These sold out quickly last year, so please contact us for details.