Benzinga's Global Fintech Awards

Benzinga's Global Fintech Awards


The Benzinga Global Fintech Awards Finalists are comprised of carefully-vetted, renowned companies/executives who are striving to revolutionize the industry.

With 25+ categories in Best Investment Research Tech, Best New Product, and more, there's plenty of ways for your team to be recognized.

Being a Finalist provides you with:

  • Recognition as a Finalist / Winner, which is honored annually
  • Press release announcing you as a Finalist
  • Email graphic to include in your signature
  • Finalist / Winner badge to put on your website & marketing materials

Awards are closed for 2023. Help us celebrate the people, solutions, and companies leading the way in fintech by attending this year!


Stand out amongst the crowd!

Plant your flag in your industry by earning global recognition for your achievements.

Awards Closed for 2023

frequently asked questions

We are currently securing a venue and date, we are shooting for November 13, 2023 in New York City!

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The application portal is set to close on September 29th, 2023 (subject to change). Please be sure to have your applications submitted by this date.

Self-nomination is the best way to get your company noticed at the Benzinga Fintech Awards. Our editorial team here at Benzinga is constantly monitoring and reviewing new and innovative companies in the Fintech Industry. Each year, our editorial team adds Zingy-Worthy companies into the mix where they see fit. Editorial nominations are subjected to the same judging criteria as all self-nominations.

Finalists: Our Finalists are made up of the highest-ranking nominees per our judges reviews and scores. The Benzinga Fintech Awards Finalists make up our shortlist of the most innovative, game-changing industry leaders, making capital markets easier to consume for all people. Finalists are crowned across all categories. This list is kept for the top 150 companies across the competition. The number of Finalists in a given category depends on the number of submissions we receive for each category and the judge’s scores.

Winners: Once the scores are in, we take the highest-ranked Finalists and crown them the Winners in their respective categories.

People’s Choice Award: The People’s Choice Award is just that – an award voted on by the people. Once you nominate yourself for an existing category, you are automatically placed in the running for this award. Once our public voting opens, anyone and everyone can vote for their favorite nominees. Each user can vote for one nominee per day. It is suggested to promote your nomination for this award as often as you can so that your network remembers to vote for you! This is not a category-specific award. There is only ONE winner across the entire competition for the People’s Choice Award. Essentially, you are running against ALL nominees across all of our categories. On average, we have about 400-500 applications each year. So, even if the category you applied in only has 10 submissions, you are still competing with all nominees across the rest of our categories. The nominee that has the most votes at the end of the competition wins. You can check our timeline for important dates on start and end times.

Benzinga takes great pride in recognizing and honoring those who are propelling the fintech industry forward with new discoveries—making finance just a little bit easier to navigate. The Benzinga Fintech Listmakers will showcase companies and executives from areas such as investing, technology, leadership, financial literacy, and more.

We formulate a seasoned group of judges (Benzinga editorial staff, industry leaders, and advisors in the space) to carefully vet all nominees. Judges score the nominees on a range of topics to determine who makes the Listmakers index, including: company background, accomplishments, successes, and more. The applicant with the highest score in each category will be recognized as the Ultimate Zinger in their respective category.

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Timeline is subject to change

  • Applications Open: January 20th, 2023 – Applications are free
  • Social Voting Starts: January 13th, 2023
  • Price Increase: February 1st, 2023 5:00 PM EST – Applications increase to $47
  • Price Increase: April 3rd, 2023 5:00 PM EST – Applications increase to $99
  • Price Increase: June 1st, 2023 5:00 PM EST – Applications increase to $147
  • Price Increase: September 1st, 2022 5:00 PM EST – Applications increase to $197
  • Applications Close: September 29th, 2023
  • Social Voting Ends: September 30th, 2023
  • Judging Begins: October 2nd, 2023 12:00 AM EST
  • Judging Ends: October 23rd, 2023
  • Finalists Announced: TBD
  • Winners Announced LIVE: November 13, 2023

The Benzinga Global Fintech Awards aims to celebrate new, creative, innovative, and outstanding people, solutions, and companies in the Fintech industry.

The submission process is fairly simple and focuses on addressing the question – “Tell us why you deserve the award”

After the submission deadline, all entries are fully evaluated and scored by our independent expert panel of judges. The evaluation criteria are focused on the concepts of innovation and accessibility.

Investing, Personal Finance & Wealth Management, Institutions, Outstanding Performance Categories

Criteria Description Weight
Innovation Does the nominee introduce new capabilities or significantly improve existing tools in making capital markets accessible to all people? 25%
Functionality Does the nominee deliver what it promises and provide greater functionality than others in its category? 25%
Impact Does the nominee uniquely meet the needs of or solve current problems for the Fintech Industry today? 25%
Audience Appeal How high did you rate in Public Voting? 25%

Industry Leadership Categories

Criteria Description Weight
Innovation Does the nominee push the boundaries of what is possible in the Fintech space? Are they consistently looking for new ways to make capital markets accessible for all? 25%
Value Does the nominee bring new, creative ideas to the Fintech industry? 25%
Impact Has the nominee made significant contributions to the Fintech Industry? 25%
Leadership Does the nominee emanate outstanding leadership in the Fintech Industry? Do they create a space for collaboration, innovation, and accessibility for all? 25%

All completed nominations will be reviewed by the independent members of the Benzinga Fintech panel of judges. Our judges are senior-level executives with diverse backgrounds and are recognized for their expertise in the Fintech industry.

Once the review process has concluded, all finalists and winners will be notified directly via email. Due to the high volume of entries we receive each year, only finalists and winners will be notified directly of the outcome.

All dates for and deadlines surrounding submissions and announcement of winners are on our website.

  • All submissions must be in English.
  • Submissions can be made until 23:59 ET on entry deadline day.
  • Although multiple submissions are encouraged, each must be unique and tailored to demonstrate its strengths in the specific category.
  • All Applications must be completely filled out and meet the requirements stated in the application. Refunds are not given to those that are submitted but do not meet the requirements.
  • Finalists and winners are chosen from the scores given by our independent panel of expert judges to the judging criteria.
  • Judges with conflicts of interest in categories will not participate in the judging of those categories.
  • Only materials provided within the application form will be considered by the judges. This includes any brochures, white papers, login credentials, demo videos, etc.
  • The logos and photos of winners may be featured at the ceremony and during post-event marketing campaigns.
  • Eligibility: The competition is open to all individuals, companies, and organizations producing Fintech products and services. An entry must be completed and submitted before the submission deadline date for the current year. Benzinga has the right to disqualify any entries not meeting these requirements without notice or refund.
  • Can you win a different category than you applied for? Benzinga reserves the right to recategorize submissions for any reason including, the nominee did not fit well into the category applied for or the nominee fit well into another category that had less initial applications.
  • Editorial Nominations: Our editorial team reserves the right to add companies that did not self-nominate to the nomination pool. Editorial nominations are subjected to the same judging criteria as all self-nominations.
  • When you apply for any category in the Fintech Awards Competition, you are automatically qualified for the People’s Choice Award. This award is not category-specific and is only given out to one nominee in the entire competition.


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