South Africa’s EasyEquities and ThisIsMe both got the same grade. Therefore for the first time in African FinTech Awards history, there was a tie for the overall winner. It took place on Friday, 13 October, after two days of intense pitching battles.
Last year’s winner, EasyEquities, won the InvestTech category once more, after experiencing surging growth over the past year. Additionally it made great strides in investing in its platform, development and broadening access to both local and US stocks.
ThisIsMe claimed the Innovative Banking title. Its focus on multi-factor identity verification, enhanced due diligence and authentication through its proprietary platform.ensive first voting process that also involved the public.
Moreover, Kocela took the honours in the Payments & Transfers category, while Ovambo retained its Lending & Financing title.
Maud Meijvis, African FinTech community manager, said:
“The awards went very well. The standard of competition has been incredible this year, with the judges having a really tough time of it to decide the winners.”
SA’s new stock exchange, ZAR X, was the sponsor of the awards and also competed in the InvesTech category.
Here is a recap of the winners of the African FinTech Awards 2017:
Overall winners: ThisIsMe & EasyEquities
Blockchain & Bitcoin: The Sun Exchange
Incumbent Banks: FNB
Innovative Banking: ThisIsMe
Lending & Financing: Ovamba
Payments & Transfers: Kocela