What we do

The FinTech50 is an annual list of the 50 hottest FinTech companies in Europe selected by some of the biggest names in FinTech. 

Now in its seventh year, it was the first list worldwide to feature FinTech companies for innovation.  Our new list for 2018, The Global Access to Finance50 will showcase innovators worldwide who are helping to promote financial inclusion by helping people and businesses to gain better access to financial services. 

We also create bespoke events, including our official launch, which are always free to attend. And we partner with key industry events worldwide to offer discounted rates for our community.

We have 2000+ FinTechs across Europe on our long list

Launching September - be the first to find out who made this year’s 50

Send me the list when it’s live

We look at FinTech companies across Europe, across all verticals, and there are just two criteria to being selected. Each year we invite an expert panel to select FinTechs to select the FinTechs they believe will be 'the ones to watch'. It's not an awards programme, and there are no outright winners. We don't rely on 'entries' - just the views of our international panel members. It’s our small tribute to a hugely enterprising sector that is transforming financial services. And to the movers, shakers and downright disruptive technologies within it who will be the ones to watch in any given year. 

Featured FinTechs tell us that being listed does great things for their business – getting them onto the radar of key investors and customers.

The FinTech50 - how to apply

We undertake our own independent research throughout the year, receive recommendations from our panel, and we are often contacted direct by FinTechs (feel free to contact us). We also offer FinTechs the opportunity to present their story in their own words via a short online form. It's entirely optional but ensures that everyone who wants to be considered can get their business onto our panel's radar. 

Apply for any (or all) of our three lists. Entries for The FinTech50 2019 (our European list) are now closed.

The FinTech50 Funding Index

We tracked funding for all FinTech50 2017, FinTech50 2018, Hot Ten and Hall of Fame companies over 12 months. The FinTech50 2018, Hot Ten and Hall of Fame raised $2.5Bn. Read the report


Insight Reports

We released our first Insight report for 2019 in January. It features insights from the founders/CEOs of Onfido, Tink, Blockchain, Governance, PensionBee, CUBE, Bud, PayU, ComplyAdvantage and DreamQuark, as well as leaders from AXA NEXT, ABN AMRO, Accel, Microsoft, The LHofT, Linklaters and Kingston Smith.

The report features their views on Funding, Failure, Collaboration and Trust, and we gave them all one wish for 2019, with an invitation to ‘go wild!’. It has been viewed over 5000 times since launch,

Let us know if you would like to contribute to future reports (or suggest a theme)

The FinTech50 2018 received over 60,000 views and reached over 5M Twitter accounts in its 3 days online.


We founded FinTechCity to create opportunities for FinTech companies, VC investors, Financial Services organisations and Global Techs to meet, discover more about emerging FinTech innovation and do business together. All events in our programme are free to attend (no hidden membership fees) but invitation only - and demand for places is high. If you would like to get on our list, please get in touch