NEW YORK (March 5, 2018) – American Banker– the No. 1 independent information resource for leaders and disruptors in banking and financial services and SourceMedia’s flagship brand – today announced publication of the first-ever Best Fintechs to Work For ranking.
American Banker is uniquely positioned to define and deliver these honors. The brand has been rating the Best Banks to Work For since 2013. And it has been providing consequential analytical coverage of financial technology for decades, putting new technologies in context and serving as a powerful meeting place for industry innovators.
American Banker is the leading brand in a family of information services that include PaymentsSource, National Mortgage News and Financial Planning, as well as conferences such as Digital Banking; In|Vest: Innovations in Investing, Savings and Advice; PayThink; Digital Mortgage; and Dig-In: The Digital Future of Insurance.
“We’re launching the Best Fintechs to Work For when fintechs’ competitive challenge to traditional financial players is at a peak,” said American Banker Editor-in-Chief Rob Blackwell. “In this environment, competitive interest in what’s happening at fintechs is intense, as all players in the ecosystem look to lure talent, adopt elements of their workplace cultures, open up their tech platforms, or adapt to new business models.”
The companies featured in the inaugural Best Fintechs to Work For win points for everything from beer kegs in the breakroom to mentoring programs to subsidized corporate-logo tattoos. But the soft stuff is part of a serious mission that all the ranked companies share: creating a workforce of happy and engaged employees who enthusiastically propel the companies to better performance. Winners include Promontory Interfinancial Network, which offers digital services to community banks; nCino, a cloud service provider; and the online lender Kasasa.
“Today’s release is just the beginning of an important initiative,” Blackwell said. “In the coming weeks, we’ll be gathering industry feedback, as we look to expand the rankings, monitoring innovations and homing in on what banking companies and other fintechs can learn from this elite group.”
The Best Fintechs to Work For are selected through a rigorous process defined in partnership with the Best Companies Group, which conducts extensive employee surveys and reviews employer reports on benefits and policies. Firms must opt in to be considered, with no fee to participate. The survey consists of roughly 78 statements that employees respond to on a 5-point agreement scale. It also includes open-ended questions and demographic data.
To find out which firms were ahead of the pack and why, go to www.americanbanker.com/best-fintechs-to-work-for.
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