The deadline for 2023 submissions is 12 July

 

The US FinTech Awards categories are designed to encourage submissions from every kind of fintech, while also offering a wide range of individual and team awards, with a view to enabling the very best of financial technology and innovation to be scrutinised, recognised and rewarded.

 

Find the categories and criteria, key information and links below. Good luck!

 

Key dates and deadlines

  • Submissions must be made by 11.59pm EST on 12 July 2023
  • The awards ceremony is taking place on 26 October 2023 in London

 

General rules and requirements

  • Entrants must be based in the US or serve the US market to be eligible to enter the US FinTech Awards
  • All submissions must be in English and between 250 to 1,000 words in length (written) or three minutes in length (video)
  • Submissions can be made until 23:59 on entry deadline day
  • Although multiple submissions are encouraged, each must be unique, tailored to best demonstrate its strengths in the specific category
  • Self-nomination is required
  • $350 registration fee is non-refundable and does not guarantee shortlisting

 

Product/service

Accounting Tech of the YearBanking Tech of the YearFinTech of the YearInsurTech of the YearInvestment Tech of the YearLendTech of the YearPayments Tech of the YearPersonal Finance Tech of the YearPensions Tech of the YearRegTech of the YearWealthTech of the Year
  • Tell us about the product or service you are putting forward: how does its aims, capabilities, marketing and delivery meet customer needs and requirements?

 

  • What is the potential of your product/service? How it can achieve critical mass?

 

  • What are its unique selling points and what differentiates it from the competition?

 

  • Are there any inventive or innovative aspects that have been developed to bring the product or service to market?
  • Tell us about the product or service you are putting forward: how does its aims, capabilities, marketing and delivery meet customer needs and requirements?

 

  • What is the potential of your product/service? How it can achieve critical mass?

 

  • What are its unique selling points and what differentiates it from the competition?

 

  • Are there any inventive or innovative aspects that have been developed to bring the product or service to market?
  • Tell us about the product or service you are putting forward: how does its aims, capabilities, marketing and delivery meet customer needs and requirements?

 

  • What is the potential of your product/service? How it can achieve critical mass?

 

  • What are its unique selling points and what differentiates it from the competition?

 

  • Are there any inventive or innovative aspects that have been developed to bring the product or service to market?
  • Tell us about the product or service you are putting forward: how does its aims, capabilities, marketing and delivery meet customer needs and requirements?

 

  • What is the potential of your product/service? How it can achieve critical mass?

 

  • What are its unique selling points and what differentiates it from the competition?

 

  • Are there any inventive or innovative aspects that have been developed to bring the product or service to market?
  • Tell us about the product or service you are putting forward: how does its aims, capabilities, marketing and delivery meet customer needs and requirements?

 

  • What is the potential of your product/service? How it can achieve critical mass?

 

  • What are its unique selling points and what differentiates it from the competition?

 

  • Are there any inventive or innovative aspects that have been developed to bring the product or service to market?
  • Tell us about the product or service you are putting forward: how does its aims, capabilities, marketing and delivery meet customer needs and requirements?

 

  • What is the potential of your product/service? How it can achieve critical mass?

 

  • What are its unique selling points and what differentiates it from the competition?

 

  • Are there any inventive or innovative aspects that have been developed to bring the product or service to market?
  • Tell us about the product or service you are putting forward: how does its aims, capabilities, marketing and delivery meet customer needs and requirements?

 

  • What is the potential of your product/service? How it can achieve critical mass?

 

  • What are its unique selling points and what differentiates it from the competition?

 

  • Are there any inventive or innovative aspects that have been developed to bring the product or service to market?
  • Tell us about the product or service you are putting forward: how does its aims, capabilities, marketing and delivery meet customer needs and requirements?

 

  • What is the potential of your product/service? How it can achieve critical mass?

 

  • What are its unique selling points and what differentiates it from the competition?

 

  • Are there any inventive or innovative aspects that have been developed to bring the product or service to market?
  • Tell us about the product or service you are putting forward: how does its aims, capabilities, marketing and delivery meet customer needs and requirements?

 

  • What is the potential of your product/service? How it can achieve critical mass?

 

  • What are its unique selling points and what differentiates it from the competition?

 

  • Are there any inventive or innovative aspects that have been developed to bring the product or service to market?
  • Tell us about the product or service you are putting forward: how does its aims, capabilities, marketing and delivery meet customer needs and requirements?

 

  • What is the potential of your product/service? How it can achieve critical mass?

 

  • What are its unique selling points and what differentiates it from the competition?

 

  • Are there any inventive or innovative aspects that have been developed to bring the product or service to market?
  • Tell us about the product or service you are putting forward: how does its aims, capabilities, marketing and delivery meet customer needs and requirements?

 

  • What is the potential of your product/service? How it can achieve critical mass?

 

  • What are its unique selling points and what differentiates it from the competition?

 

  • Are there any inventive or innovative aspects that have been developed to bring the product or service to market?

Initiative

Best Use of Blockchain TechnologyData Initiative of the Year
  • Tell us about your use case for blockchain or other distributed ledger technology: what were your aims and requirements?

 

  • How has your use of this technology improved delivery of the service or product being offered?

 

  • Where and how were there improvements in outcomes for customers/users?

 

  • How has your use of this technology paved the way for its maturity internally and/or externally?
  • Tell us about your data initiative: what were your aims and requirements?

 

  • How has your initiative improved delivery of the service or product being offered?

 

  • Where and how were there improvements in outcomes for customers/users?

 

  • Was your initiative conducted ethically, with privacy and data protection at its heart?

 

Organisation

Best Employer AwardDiversity & Inclusion AwardStartup of the YearTeam of the YearTraining Award
  • How has your organisation developed professional training and advancement for employees?

 

  • What initiatives has your organisation undertaken or implemented to boost morale and physical and mental health?

 

  • Has your organisation created jobs in your jurisdiction? If so, how many, in what areas and to what end?

 

  • What outreach does your organisation undertake, in order to attract talent and raise awareness about your business?

 

  • What recognition has your organisation received from third parties for its efforts as an employer?
  • What are your organisation’s areas of focus in diversity and inclusion?

 

  • How has your organisation gone about boosting diversity and inclusion internally and externally?

 

  • What were the results of this work?

 

  • What lessons has your organisation learned and how will these be fed into future initiatives?

 

  • What recognition has your organisation received from third parties for its efforts in diversity and inclusion?
  • What are your organisation’s unique selling points and what differentiates it from the competition?

 

  • What is your organisation’s potential and how can its products or services achieve critical mass?

 

  • How is your organisation moving toward the next stage of its development?

 

  • How is your organisation engaging with the wider fintech sector and supporting its growth and development?
  • Provide an overview of your company/organisation and the team being put forward for this award, including member information and roles and responsibilities, experience, and work both in the organisation and the fintech sector

 

  • How has your team demonstrated outstanding teamwork?

 

  • When and where has collaboration sparked significant success?

 

  • How are individuals encouraged to bring innovative ideas to the table, and when has this produced practical results?

 

  • What mentoring and support is in place within the team to bring the best out of every member?

 

  • How supportive is the team’s leader and what efforts have they made to move the team forward?
  • What are your organisation’s areas of focus in training and development?

 

  • How has your organisation gone about boosting training and development?

 

  • What were the results of this work?

 

  • What lessons has your organisation learned and how will these be fed into future initiatives?

 

  • What recognition has your organisation received from third parties for its efforts in training and development?

 

Talent

Director of the YearInnovator of the YearRising Star of the YearTrainee of the Year
  • Provide an overview of the director’s (anyone in a senior position, such as but not limited to CEO) experience and work in fintech, including past roles, memberships and third-party organisation roles, and chief accomplishments

 

  • How and why is the director an outstanding leader?

 

  • Have they significantly contributed to their organisation’s growth? How?

 

  • What is their reputation in the fintech sector and how has it been earned?

 

  • How do they demonstrate dedication to clients?

 

  • What do they contribute to staff development and welfare?

 

  • What is their impact on the wider fintech sector?
  • Provide an overview of the innovator’s experience and work in fintech, including past roles, memberships and third-party organisation roles, and chief accomplishments

 

  • What innovation/invention did the innovator materially contribute to and what was their contribution?

 

  • What technical expertise and experience did this contribution demand?

 

  • How did the innovator contribute to the innovation from a business and marketing point of view?

 

  • What were the real-world results of the innovator’s work?

 

  • What feedback has the innovator received, internally and externally?

 

  • How has the innovator contributed to the wider fintech sector?
  • Provide an overview of the rising star’s experience and work in fintech, including past roles, memberships and third-party organisation roles, and chief accomplishments

 

  • How has the rising star contributed to the development and release of a product or service, or made significant improvements?

 

  • What has the rising star done internally to benefit the organisation and push it forward?

 

  • How has the rising star contributed to the wider fintech sector?
  • Provide an overview of the trainee’s (participating in a graduate, apprenticeship or similar training scheme) experience and work in fintech, including qualifications and chief accomplishments

 

  • When and how has the trainee demonstrated excellent standards of work?

 

  • When have they gone above and beyond for the organisation?

 

  • How have they maintained high standards of professional development?

 

  • How has the trainee contributed to the wider fintech sector?