10 Fastest Growing Financial Services Providers to Watch in 2023

In the vast and intricate tapestry of modern economies, financial services emerge as both the threads and the weavers, crafting the patterns of growth, innovation, and stability. As we present this special edition of CIOInsights dedicated to the world of financial services, it is essential to recognize that this sector's pulse reverberates far beyond Wall Street, touching lives and businesses on every continent.

Over recent years, financial services have witnessed a metamorphosis that is nothing short of revolutionary. The convergence of technology with finance has spawned phenomena such as digital banking, cryptocurrency, and AI-driven investment strategies. Yet, with these opportunities also come challenges, be they cyber threats, regulatory hurdles, or the pressing need to bridge financial inclusivity gaps.

This edition seeks to encapsulate the myriad facets of today's financial services sector. Through comprehensive features, we will explore the digitization of banking, the ethical quandaries of fintech innovations, and the balance between personalization and privacy in the age of big data.

For our CIO readership, the evolving landscape of financial services poses both a challenge and an opportunity. A challenge, as the rapid pace of change demands constant adaptation and foresight; an opportunity, as the melding of tech and finance opens doors to unprecedented solutions, collaborations, and customer experiences.

Our journey through this edition will also spotlight those trailblazing institutions and visionaries that are not just adapting to change but shaping the course of the financial sector's evolution. Their stories serve as both inspiration and a reminder: in the world of finance, as with much else, it is the ability to evolve, innovate, and serve that truly counts.

Join us as we navigate the currents and chart the future of financial services, understanding its pivotal role in the grander narrative of our global economy.


Pieter van der Does - CEO

Adyen is a global payment company offering businesses an end-to-end infrastructure delivering frictionless payments anywhere in the world.


Max Levchin - CEO
Affirm is a financial technology services company that offers installment loans to consumers at the point of sale. Description: Affirm is a financial technology services company that offers installment loans to consumers at the point of sale.


Anuj Khurana - Co-Founder and CEO

Anaptyss is a digital solutions specialist on a mission to simplify and democratize digital transformation for regional/super-regional banks, mortgages and commercial lenders, wealth and asset management firms, and other institutions. Its Digital Knowledge Operations™ framework integrates domain expertise, digital solutions, and operational excellence to drive change.


Marc Huffman - CEO

BlackLine is a cloud software company that specializes in automating and controlling the entire financial close process.


Chris Britt - CEO

Chime is a neobank that provides fee-free financial services through a mobile app, including no-fee checking accounts with early direct deposit and automatic savings accounts.


David Fisher - CEO

Enova is an online financial services company providing credit to consumers and small businesses through various products.


Zach Perret - CEO

Plaid is a financial services company that develops technology to enable consumers to interact with their bank accounts, check balances, and make payments through financial applications.


Vlad Tenev - CEO

Robinhood is a financial services company that offers commission-free trading in stocks, ETFs, options, and cryptocurrencies through its app and website.


Patrick Collison - CEO

Stripe is a technology company that builds economic infrastructure for the internet. Businesses of every size use its software to accept payments and manage their businesses online.


Bill Clerico - CEO

WePay is a payments partner to the platform economy, providing an integrated and customizable payment solution.