Are these Europe’s 50 fintech start-up “stars”?

Onfido and Nutmeg among UK businesses featured in FinTech 50 index which showcases businesses 'transforming the future of finance'

An index which looks to identify Europe’s top 50 financial technology (fintech) start-ups with the potential to become “game-changing” businesses has been published this week, with Young Gun-founded companies Onfido, Nutmeg, and MarketInvoice among those named.

Running for its fourth year, the FinTech50 2016 claims to showcase the start-ups that are transforming financial services “across all verticals and at all stages”.

UK businesses appear to dominate the ranking with 31 UK-based companies named in the index, alongside businesses based in Germany, Sweden, Ireland, Switzerland, and the Netherlands.

The FinTech 50 2016 are as follows:

  1. AimBrain (London, UK)
  2. Algomi (London, UK)
  3. Barzahlen (Berlin, Germany)
  4. BehavioSec (Lulea, Sweden)
  5. Behavox (London, UK)
  6. Bima (Stockholm, Sweden)
  7. Bitnet (Belfast, UK)
  8. Blockchain (London, UK)
  9. Bought By Many (London, UK)
  10. Callsign (London, UK)
  11. Cognia (London, UK)
  12. Contego (Abingdon, UK)
  13. Credit Benchmark (London, UK)
  14. Digital Shadows (London, UK)
  15. Elliptic (London, UK)
  16. Ethereum (Zug, Switzerland)
  17. Everledger (London, UK)
  18. Fenergo (Dublin, Ireland)
  19. Fidor Bank (Munich, Germany)
  20. Five Degrees (Breukelen, Netherlands)
  21. FundApps (London, UK)
  22. nvoiceSharing (Rotterdam, Netherlands)
  23. iwoca (London, UK)
  24. Kantox (London, UK)
  25. Kaymera (Tel Aviv, Israel)
  26. Knip (Zurich, Switzerland)
  27. LendInvest (London, UK)
  28. Mambu (Berlin, Germany)
  29. MarketInvoice ( London, UK)
  30. Meniga (Reykjavik, Iceland)
  31. Monetas (Zug, Switzerland)
  32. Number26 (Berlin, Germany)
  33. Onfido (London, UK)
  34. Personetics (Tel Aviv, Israel)
  35. Pockit (London, UK)
  36. Prodigy Finance (London, UK)
  37. Property Partner (London, UK)
  38. QuanTemplate ( London, UK)
  39. Raisin (Berlin, Germany)
  40. RateSetter (London, UK)
  41. Ravelin (London, UK)
  42. Revolut (London, UK)
  43. Spotcap (Berlin, Germany)
  44. Suade (London, UK)
  45. Sybenetix (London, UK)
  46. SynerScope (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
  47. Tradle (London, UK)
  48. Traxpay (Frankfurt, Germany)
  49. WeaveWorks (London, UK)
  50. Yoyo (London, UK)

FinTech 50 founders Julie Lake and Nicky Cottam commented: “The FinTech50 is our tribute to the best in the sector.

“This year’s 50 have one thing in common: Customers and a growing number of them. Not only have they all built and shipped an innovative product or service; people and businesses are actually using their products and services.”

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