Global Fintech community, The Fintech Power 50, created to showcase and nurture the top firms in fintech, has today announced the headline partner for this year, Metro Bank.

Metro Bank first launched back in 2010, with a consumer-centric model allowing customers to bank however, whenever and wherever they choose. Since then it has been awarded the Moneywise Most Trusted Financial Provider 2017 and Moneynet Awards 2018: Best All Round Personal Finance Provider amongst other achievements, all thanks to its outstanding and revolutionary business model.

The Fintech Power 50 programme is all about identifying talent in Fintech firms and supplying a platform for collaboration and success. Starting life as a hugely successful fintech startup itself, Metro Bank is the perfect partner. The bank joins a list of supporting partners, including the Emerging Payments Association (EPA), Lattice80, and Holland Fintech.

Jason Williams, founder of The Fintech Power 50, commented the following, “I will be using my experience of the fintech landscape to create the focal point to which businesses around the world can come. We don’t want to be just another fintech list – there’s no shiny trophy for being on the list, just bespoke advice, exclusive event access, comprehensive media coverage and connections from an organisation that understands your goals.”

On Metro Bank he added, “It is important to show members that we are connecting with leading financial institutions. Metro Bank has established itself as an innovative, customer-focused bank which strives to lead by example. We are very excited to have this reputation and expertise on board.”

Alex Park, Director of Digital at Metro Bank commented, “Supporting and encouraging those businesses with fresh ideas goes to the very heart of who we are as an organisation. Given our own experiences of disrupting the banking industry, we’re in a prime position to help nurture, develop and even partner with other fintechs.”

Angela Yore, a partner on the board of the EPA, added, “The Fintech Power 50 is a unique incubator for talented and ambitious fintechs. We are excited to see the first ever Fintech Power 50 members flourish under this expert guidance.”

Companies included in The Fintech Power 50 range from early-stage start-ups to renowned global fintech giants. In partnership with the Fintech Times, the exclusive printed publication of The Fintech Power 50 will be distributed at global events such as Money 20/20, SIBOS, and Hong Kong Fintech Week. Being part of The Fintech Power 50 gives businesses the chance to attend a variety of global events to showcase their products and boost awareness throughout the Fintech and business networks.

Acting as a hub to actively promote its members to a global audience, The Fintech Power 50 team will create bespoke networking and event opportunities, organised with partners, such as B-Hive Work Space, and London & Partners. Through the partnered Fintech Power 50 organisations, members can secure strategic partnerships with both established financial technology leaders and the fresh up-and-coming fintechs looking to collaborate on the next big thing.