From across the globe, spanning a diverse range of applications in finance — these are the world’s top 200 fintech companies.
Together, CNBC and independent market research firm Statista worked to compile a comprehensive list of companies building innovative, tech-enabled and finance-related products and services.
The partnership set out to list the top fintech companies using a clearly defined methodology identifying how various different companies performed against a set of key performance indicators, including total number of users, volumes, and revenues.
The chosen companies have been divided up into nine categories: neobanking, digital payments, digital assets, digital financial planning, digital wealth management, alternate financing, alternate lending, digital banking solutions, and digital business solutions.
Binance, which features as one of the top digital asset companies, is under heightened scrutiny from regulators around the world.
In the U.S., Binance is accused by the U.S. SEC of mishandling customer funds and knowingly offering investors unregistered securities while publicly saying that it doesn’t operate there.
For its part, Binance denies the allegations.
It was important that the company be included, given it remains the largest crypto exchange around and is a prolific backer of ventures focusing on so-called Web3.
Efforts are underway globally to bring digital assets into the regulatory fold. In the U.K., the government has made a play to become a “crypto hub.” And the European Union is making rapid strides with landmark .