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Fast Company: Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Finance

Yesterday, Fast Company released their annual guide featuring the most innovative businesses with the greatest impact in their industry.  The financial services industry was very well represented with innovative leaders in several major areas that are very much in a state of flux right now.  The impact that some of these leaders have had on mobile payments, mobile commerce, risk management and analytics are impressive.  It will be interesting to look back at this year’s list and see how their big ideas fared in a very competitive and rapidly changing  industry. Fast Company

Here’s a summary of Fast Company’s most innovative finance industry companies in 2013:


  • #1 Square
  • #6 Paypal
  • #8 Stripe

Risk and Fraud

  • #2 OpenGamma
  • #5 BillGuard
  • #9 Riskalyze

Data & Analytics

  • #4 Kabbage
  • #10 SigFig

Financial Services Providers

  • #3 Lending Club
  • #7 American Express

You can view the filtered “Top 10 By Industry” Finance list here to learn more about their product and service innovations. Also, check out the complete Fast Company 2013 list for some other noteworthy technology innovators in the Big Data and Mobile categories.  For all you financial services and banking industry social media users, follow the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #fcmostinnovative. We’d love to hear your thoughts on how these fintech innovators stack up!

On a side note, there are a lot of exciting fintech product demos going on at FinovateEurope 2013 this week. Check out the Finovate blog and follow the announcements, comments and more on Twitter.

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Elizabeth Dias

Elizabeth Dias is an experienced technology marketing strategist focused on the financial services and retail industry at Perficient. With over nine years of experience as a professional business-to-business (B2B) marketer, Elizabeth is knowledgeable in technology strategies for the financial services industry focusing on mobile banking and payments, data analytics, and enterprise information management. She also closely follows the fintech community as well as tech trends in social and digital, and is also an active blogger and thought leader on Twitter (@techmktggirl).

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