#Aboutlastnight. In case you missed it, the inaugural Finnies Awards was held as a virtual black-tie event and live streamed from Fintech Australia’s Melbourne HQ. As it happened it was also an inaugural day for all Melbournians, as the ease of restrictions came into full effect, so spirits were flying high. Many months of planning meant that most award registrants received a care package with lots of goodies to share amongst those celebrating at home. Finalists were encouraged to dress for the occasion and post photos to their socials with hashtag #Finnies2020 and #FinniesAwards. And from what we could see, the anticipation was greater than ever with no shortage of excited smiles and gracious wishes amongst finalists.

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank Fintech Australia for recognising the contribution of all the finalists who continue to innovate and grow the industry. We realise the judges were faced with some tough decisions after arriving at 134 finalists across 19 categories.

“We are thrilled with the quality of applications and the finalists, which are a testament of the growth, and strength of the fintech ecosystem. We are excited to celebrate the hard fought achievements of the ecosystem at this year’s Finnies” said FinTech Australia CEO, Rebecca Schot-Guppy.

At then the time had come, the moment everyone at myprosperity had been waiting for did not disappoint. Emotions were at an all-time high when myprosperity was announced the winner of Excellence in Wealth Management for the third year in a row, making it a hat trick! The dedicated team behind the platform were simply ecstatic and so proud of their achievements and recognition for their tireless work in reimagining the tiresome paper form.

“I’m really proud of the team and everything we’ve achieved, particularly over the last year in launching a world-first technology around digital forms. Being able to take any form and build an online digital experience that’s underpinned by live data feeds is revolutionary. We’ve had an explosive uptake from firms, who have said what a change it’s made to their business. It’s really fantastic to be able to support the industry through this.” CEO Stephen Jackel said on acceptance of the award.

We’d like to congratulate all the nominees for the Excellence in Wealth Management category, a truly inspiring list of companies mentioned in Startup Daily’s account of the night.

Until next year, we know what we’ll be doing – continuing to improve, innovate and deliver the best possible platform technology to help our partners and their clients achieve financial success.