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Innovative fintechs: it’s time to step forward for the 2018 Fintech100

2018 Fintech100 open for nominations

Nominations are open until 3 August for inclusion in the annual list of the world’s leading fintechs.

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Nominations are open until 3 August for inclusion in the annual list of the world's leading fintechs

Nominations are now open for the 2018 KPMG & H2 Ventures Fintech100, which recognizes leading fintech innovators from around the globe. The 2018 Fintech100 will be announced in October 2018.

Visit fintechinnovators.com by Friday, 3 August 2018 and nominate your company, or any fintech you think should be considered for the Fintech100

The Fintech100, available at fintechinnovators.com, is compiled by fintech investment firm, H2 Ventures in collaboration with KPMG's Global Fintech practice and includes both the leading 50 established fintechs, and the most intriguing 50 "emerging stars.”

How to nominate and the judging process

Nominations for the Fintech100 can be made at fintechinnovators.com by Friday, 3 August 2018.

The process for selecting the 50 top established fintechs involves a universal search for innovative fintech companies as well as nominations. Companies will be ranked based on: total capital raised, rate of capital raising, location and degree of sub industry disruption and the judging panel's subjective rating of the degree of product, service, customer experience, and business model innovation.

The 50 emerging fintech stars will recognize largely undiscovered fintech companies, with the judges looking for the players of the future - companies from all over the world with fresh, new, disruptive ideas and industry solutions.

The final list will be curated by a judging panel comprising of professionals from KPMG's Global Fintech practice, H2 Ventures and Matchi, KPMG's fintech match-making platform.

The 2018 Fintech100 list to be announced in October

The Fintech100 will be announced in Sydney, Australia in October, during the week of Sibos 2018, at an exclusive event where fintech companies that make the list will be showcased and presented with awards.

Ian Pollari, Global co-lead of KPMG's Fintech practice, said: "The breadth of fintech innovation continues to expand, geographically and in the disruptive nature of the applications and technologies. In 2017, there were 29 countries represented in the Fintech100 and while the majority of the fintechs on the list were focused on disrupting traditional business models, there were a number of emerging enabler companies, working across multiple sub-sectors. We are excited to see which companies rise to the top for 2018.”

Ben Heap, H2 Ventures, commented: "The Fintech100 strongly reflects the increased investment that has been pouring into the sector. The top 50 companies on the list raised almost $5 billion last year. We expect that capital raised may level off somewhat, but there continues to be great impetus to fund the innovative business models that are going to drive the future of financial services.”

For more information, contact:

Ashford Pritchard
apritchard2@kpmg.com.au
+61 411 020 680

Kent Miller
KPMG International
+1 908 313 5037 (m)
ktmiller@kpmg.com

About Fintech Innovators

Fintech Innovators was formed by H2 Ventures, in collaboration with KPMG Fintech, and publishes information on the world's most successful, exciting and high impact new companies reshaping the financial services industry using new technologies.

About H2 Ventures

H2 Ventures is a leading early stage venture capital firm based in Sydney, Australia. They run the H2 Accelerator, a twenty week, in-house program focused on fintech, data & artificial intelligence. Founded by brothers Ben and Toby Heap, H2 is reinventing financial services, data and artificial intelligence by bringing together talented entrepreneurs, investors, forward-thinking established organisations and other thought leaders in the world of technology enabled disruption.

About KPMG's Global Fintech Practice

The Financial Services industry is transforming with the emergence of innovative new products, channels and business models. This wave of change is driven by evolving customer expectations, digitalization, as well as continued regulatory and cost pressures. We are passionate about supporting clients to successfully navigate this transformation, mitigating the threats and capitalizing on the opportunities. KPMG Global Fintech comprises professionals in over 35 fintech hubs around the world, working closely with financial institutions and fintech companies, to help them understand the signals of change, identify the growth opportunities and to develop and execute on their strategic plans.

About KPMG International

KPMG is a global network of professional services firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services. We operate in 154 countries and territories and have 200,000 people working in member firms around the world. The independent member firms of the KPMG network are affiliated with KPMG International Cooperative ("KPMG International"), a Swiss entity. Each KPMG firm is a legally distinct and separate entity and describes itself as such.

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