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Midwinter wins top fintech award

Financial advice technology firm Midwinter has been recognised at this year’s Fintech Business Awards, which was held last week to award outstanding innovation and entrepreneurship in the Australian fintech sector.

Midwinter Financial Services took out two awards, including ‘Software Innovator of the Year’. The firm won the Fintech Business Excellence Award (company), having been awarded the highest points of all winners in the company award categories.

Daniel Foggo, chief executive of RateSetter Australia, was awarded the Fintech Business Excellence Award (individual), after receiving the highest points, from the expert judges, of all winners in the individual award categories.

Fintech Business managing editor Aleks Vickovich said, “Over 300 nominations were received for the 18 awards, with the winners selected by a panel of expert judges from a pool of 125 finalists, indicating the strength of Australia’s fintech sector.

“We congratulate all the finalists and winners, and thank our judging panel and event partners ASX, Avaloq, Spike and Momentum Intelligence.”

The winners of the 2017 Fintech Business Awards are:

Crowdfunding Innovator of the Year: DomaCom
Lending Innovator of the Year: Prospa
Personal Finance Innovator of the Year: Pocketbook
Insurance Innovator of the Year: OneTick Technology
Payments Innovator of the Year: Airwallex
Compliance Innovator of the Year: BGL Corporate Solutions
Fintech Mentor of the Year: Claire Wivell Plater, The Fold Legal
Fintech Entrepreneur of the Year: Daniel Foggo, RateSetter Australia
Thought Leader of the Year: Claire Wivell Plater, The Fold Legal
Investment Innovator of the Year: Acorns
Software Innovator of the Year: Midwinter
Software Services Innovator of the Year: Avoka
Financial Advice Innovator of the Year: Map My Plan
Platform Innovator of the Year: BRICKX
Femtech Leader of the Year: Cathy Kovacs, Westpac
Fintech Start-Up of the Year: Valiant Finance
Fintech Business Excellence Award (individual): Daniel Foggo, RateSetter Australia
Fintech Business Excellence Award (company): Midwinter