Fintech50 2017 | Fintechs Transforming Financial Services Globally

The Fintech50 2017 list is finally here! From Ireland through Germany to the U.S., fintech firms keep springing like mushrooms. The number of fintechs and businesses working to improve fields such as banking, insurance and financial management, keeps growing.

For a reason!

Fintech, or financial technology, is here to provide novel solutions, including fast payments, smart tools, and easy access to financial services, on a daily basis. The high growth in the sector has also helped new generation start-up companies enter the industry, create a community of satisfied consumers, and receive global recognition.

Moreover, more and more well-known merchants, big financial institutions, and even governments are turning to fintechs working towards creating new trends, secure payments, and competitive staying power.

So given the numerous changes taking place in the sector, there is a long list of fintechs across Europe and the world that deserve recognition. 

Have a look at our Fintech50 2017 list and learn more about the top fintech of the year.

Fintech50 2017 Biggest Names

Fintech50 2017 | Which Are the Biggest Names in the Industry?

Our international panel of reputable financial experts gathered to discuss what brands stood out the most in 2017. After careful consideration, they were able to arrive at the top 50 names they believe deserve to be in the spotlight right now.

Over 1,500 fintechs across Europe were eligible to make it to our list this year. The expert panel behind Fintech50 had the difficult task of sorting and ranking them. It was an arduous process, but eventually, they managed to short-list the 50 names that innovated and revolutionised finance the most in 2017.

Are you curious to see if the fintech company you had your eye on is on it? Well, here are 25 hot European fintechs that made it to the FinTech50 in 2017:

  1. Challenger banks Atom and Monzo
  2. Iwoca (U.K.)
  3. NetGuardians (Switzerland)
  4. Fenergo (Ireland)
  5. Traxpay (Germany)
  6. Mambu (Germany)
  7. Advice Robo (Netherlands)
  8. AQMetrics (Ireland)
  9. Behaviosec (Sweden)
  10. DarkTrace (U.K.)
  11. Figo (Germany)
  12. MarketInvoice (U.K.)
  13. Meniga (Iceland)
  14. Onfido (U.K.)
  15. PayKey (Israel)
  16. Qumram (Switzerland)
  17. Revolut (U.K.)
  18. Suade (U.K.)
  19. Cleo (U.K.)
  20. Datasine (U.K.)
  21. Deposify (Ireland)
  22. Post Quantum (U.K.)
  23. Scalable Capital (Germany)
  24. Credit Benchmark (U.K.)
  25. Meteo Protect (France)

Interestingly, expert Julie Lake at Fintech50 shared with CNBC that in 2017 “of the 24 new companies this year, some are relatively new businesses but are already experiencing strong growth, or considerable interest in their product. Unsurprisingly, these companies are often working ‘with’ financial institutions in areas which could improve efficiency or customer services.”

Cryptocurrency, Technology Providers and Financial Institutions

Our Fintech50 2017 list is more than impressive, we know. For the last five years, however, many changes have happened, helping people understand that financial technology is here to stay.

Cryptocurrency, Technology Providers and Financial Institutions

Will fintech businesses keep their customers safe and satisfied? How will cryptocurrency affect financial services and technologies? Will the new generation of fintech companies create a better financial future for our society?

It’s yet to be seen! 

To help you keep up with the latest news, we at Fintech50 are here. We are on the watch for the best fintech firms 24/7 to maintain our rich database updated and bring real value to our users.

If you are interested in the past, you can also have a look at our Fintech50 2016 List and Fintech50 2016 Part 2 to compare last year results.


This Fintech50 2017 article is for information purposes. We do not provide financial advice, and we do not make any fintech comparisons. There are risks in any financial venture, especially if you decide to invest in cryptocurrency. The market is volatile, and you may lose money. Invest only what you can afford to lose.

Moreover, make sure you are familiar with any relevant financial directives in your country of residence. In the U.K., the FCA has issued a policy statement PS20/10, banning the marketing of crypto CFDs to U.K. consumers.