Acclaimed fintech entrepreneur Julia Streets hosted this year’s Fintech Innovation Awards where all the best companies in the sector were awarded in London, the city that has been defined as fintech capital of the world. Streets welcomed the newcomers at the event and highlighted that this was a sign of innovation as new fintechs were being showcased and commended for their work in the finance and technology industries.

Guest speaker RT Hons Matt Hancock MP, Minister for the Cabinet Office and Paymaster General spoke about how “fintech is at the heart of the digital revolution.” He continued to explore how this is not just an important change for a company, fintech is reshaping society as “investment is in touch with ideas.” As a society, we became accustomed to using paper statements, but now we use an analytics package that can help people optimise their spending habits.