By: 21 April 2022

FinTech of the Year PensionBee and Startup of the Year HyperJar were the big winners at last night’s UK FinTech Awards 2022, picking up five awards between them

PensionBee and HyperJar win big at the UK FinTech Awards 2022

Last night’s UK FinTech Awards 2022 ceremony saw 14 outstanding fintechs and three professionals at the top of their games prevail across 20 categories.

PensionBee was the night’s big winner, picking up Pensions Tech of the Year as well as the prestigious FinTech of the Year for “putting people and the planet at the heart of its offering”.

The fintech also won the Diversity & Inclusion Award for the “breadth and range” of its work in this area.

The other big winner at the UK FinTech Awards 2022 ceremony, which was held at Leonardo Royal London St Paul’s, was HyperJar.

The fintech secured Personal Finance Tech of the Year and was also named Startup of the Year for being on “a rapid upward trajectory that’s changing the way a younger generation interacts with financial services providers, using novel technology, savvy communication and a product that works”.

An independent panel of experts, who give their free time to assess submissions and were chosen for their expertise, experience and positions in financial services, compiled the shortlist of finalists for the 2022 awards.

Judging panel chair Nicola Anderson, who is chief executive officer at FinTech Scotland, said in the digital programme for the awards: “I’m delighted to have been involved in this year’s awards and to have had the opportunity to experience, learn and be inspired by the fantastic fintech innovators that are all working hard and developing future digital fintech solutions that will shape the way we do finance in the UK.”

“There is significant fintech talent represented at these awards and many fintech enterprises that, I have no doubt, will become household names across all the regions of the UK in the near future.”

Attendees of the black-tie event were treated to a fantastic night full of networking, socialising and celebrating, with a host, three-course meal and live music.

There was also a silent auction to raise funds for the DEC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal as well as introductions and participation from UK FinTech Awards 2022 sponsors Claims Media, Fundsquire, ID-Pal and The Apprenticeship Guide.

The UK FinTech Awards will return in 2023. FinTech Intel also organises independently judged awards for Europe, the US and Asia—and all three are currently open for submissions.

Image: UK FinTech Awards