Bango is proud to have been placed on the 2013 FinTech 50 Watchlist, a shortlist of fifty companies in Europe that are redefining FinTech, aka financial technology. The List, a collaborative project by The CEO Agenda, ICON Corporate Finance, Hotwire, Silicon Valley Bank and Fox Williams, is the first of an annual exercise to track one of the fastest moving sectors in technology.
The inaugural FinTech 50 Watchlist is based on the expertise of the Watchlist Panel, ten industry leaders from across the financial services and technology industry. The panel convened at the end of 2012 to debate and select the top companies that demonstrate the potential to become a “game-changer” in financial technology or the competitive staying power to continue being one.
Financial technology is a tremendous growth sector in Europe, and it’s not just the traditional players getting in on the act. Entrepreneurs and established companies from different backgrounds are using technology to transform financial services across the board: from consumer finance to payments to whole new verticals such as peer-to-peer lending and crowd-funding.
Bango enjoyed a tremendous 2012, a year in which the company reached 90 operator connections, 200 million billable identities and several marquee partnerships, including Facebook, Microsoft and Telefónica Digital. Providing mobile payment for most of the world’s largest app stores, Bango is emerging as the de-facto standard for payments on the mobile web.