Benzinga Announces Fifth Annual Fintech Awards July 03, 2019 - Benzinga Benzinga, a leading financial media outlet, announced today that it will host its fifth Fintech Awards in New York City in November. The Benzinga Fintech Awards is an exciting, forward-looking competition to highlight the companies and individuals with the most impressive technology, advancement and innovation who are paving the future of financial services and capital markets. The fifth awards ceremony includes categories that encompass the financial industry:institutions, investing, lending, outstanding performance, payments, digital banking and alternative data. The institutions category aims to highlight firms and companies that operate directly in the fintech industry, driving advancement and progress. Awards within this category include: - Most Innovative Bank - Most Innovative Lender - Best Law Firm - Best Accounting Firm - Best Accelerator - Best Financial Research Company The investing category represents Benzinga’s bread and butter: brokerages specializing in an assortment of trading niches. This category consists of: - Best ETF Product - Most Impactful Brokerage Executive - Best Brokerage For Beginners - Best Brokerage For Options Trading - Best Brokerage For Forex - Best Brokerage For Trading Futures - Best Robo-Advisor - Best Alternative Investments Platform The Best Lending Platform award will be given to a company utilizing fintech to reinvent the lending marketplace and create a better consumer experience. The ways in which people manage money continues to transform at a remarkable pace. The payments category dives deep into the technology behind this transformation.These awards will be given to: - Best Use of Blockchain - Best Payments App The outstanding performance category showcases exemplary service and innovation within financial technology. These awards include: - Lifetime Achievement - Best New Product - Best Financial Literacy Tool Data plays an integral role in the fintech industry, andhe alternative data category will honor the following person and tool: - Most Influential Data Scientist - Best Data Analysis Tool At the heart of the fintech industry, banking and other software systems are often underutilized and underappreciated. The awards ceremony will recognize: - Best Digital Bank - Best API For more information on each category, as well as a look at past winners and nominees, click here. Consider yourself a leader in the fintech space or have someone to nominate? Be sure to submit all entries by Sept. 30. Subscribe to the weekly Fintech Focus newsletter here for live updates. About Benzinga Benzinga is a leading originator of actionable financial insights for traders and investors. Benzinga's news desk is constantly breaking stories and moving billions of dollars of market capitalization through its real-time terminal, Benzinga Pro. Benzinga's original content is syndicated to 70 partner websites such as Yahoo! Finance, MSN, CNNMoney, Fox Business, MarketWatch, and more. Benzinga is the leading provider of news to the North American brokerage community, with a client list including TD Ameritrade (NASDAQ: AMTD ), LightSpeed, TradeKing, and many more. The company is headquartered in downtown Detroit and dedicated to driving Detroit's renaissance.