FinTech Australia has announced the new Positive Impact Award, which celebrates social impact in fintech. They are now calling for entries for the seventh annual awards.
The Positive Impact Award takes into account the social, environmental and economic impact of fintech companies. They introduced the new award to honor the industry’s work on this.
FinTech Australia is a national association for the Australian FinTech Startup community. They aim to make Australia the leading market for FinTech innovation and investment by working with both sides of government, industry and the Australian FinTech community to create a supportive environment and partner ecosystem in Australia and out there.
Melbourne’s Forum Theater is hosting this event on May 31, 2023. Twenty awards will be presented this year, including Best Workplace Diversity, Emerging Fintech Leader Of The Year, Female Fintech Leader Of The Year, and Outstanding Fintech Leader Of The Year.
FinTech Australia Managing Director Rehan D’Almeida said, “We review the awards offered each year to ensure they accurately reflect progress within the fintech industry.”
“In recent years, the industry has been quietly working on more initiatives for financial inclusion, environment, education and wider social impact. We want to support and promote more of this work with the launch of the Positive Impact Award.”
“Impact will be a running theme for FinTech Australia this year. We aim to release more resources to further support fintech companies moving in this direction.”
There were more than 370 entries for last year’s Finnie Awards in 22 categories in 2022. And more than 430 people attended the gala dinner.
Payments fintech Marqeta has applied as a Finnie Event Partner and will present the Excellence in Business Lending Award. FinTech Australia is currently taking expressions of interest for other event partners.
Registration for the Finnie Awards closes March 10.