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Buckle Named Top Fintech Company in 2022 Powderkeg Unvalley Awards

JERSEY CITY, N.J. — Dec. 22, 2021Buckle, the inclusive tech-enabled financial services company, was named a Top Fintech Company in the 2022 Powderkeg Unvalley Awards, recognizing Buckle as one of the most exciting, fastest-growing, and best tech companies to work for beyond Silicon Valley. Winners were selected based on data collected from the companies’ profiles on Powderkeg, including funding, industry, perks and benefits, and employee testimonials, as well as publicly available third-party data, validated by top 10 accounting firm, CLA.

“Buckle is proud to support our employees who are working tirelessly to aid hard working gig economy rideshare and delivery drivers to ensure they have adequate and affordable auto insurance and credit in support of their small businesses,” said Cheryl Sinclair, Chief People Officer at Buckle. “We are delighted to be recognized in the Powderkeg Unvalley Awards as a Top Fintech Company.”

Delivery and rideshare driving is one of the fastest growing occupations in the U.S., yet these gig workers, as non-salaried employees with no or poor credit scores, pay higher premiums for auto insurance and interest rates for auto loans. Buckle underwrites insurance coverage and credit at affordable rates for gig drivers because the company foregoes the outdated and discriminatory credit score methodology, using non-traditional data sources, including driving track records, crowdsourced from thousands of trips, giving gig drivers a financial boost.

As the world has become increasingly digitized and globalized, fintech companies and startups have taken over the role filled traditionally by large institutional banks. Instead, fast-moving fintech banks, fintech lending companies, and other fintech financial services are increasingly emerging for new generations and digital natives.

In addition to the Top Fintech Companies, the 2022 Powderkeg Unvalley Awards recognize top companies in SaaS, biotech, cybersecurity, robotics, education, health tech, and more. Powderkeg celebrated the award winners on Thursday, December 9, 2021. For more information, go to:

For the full list of Top Fintech Companies, go to:

About Buckle

Buckle is the inclusive, digital financial services company serving the rising vital middle class and providers to the gig economy. Using technologies and data sources, Buckle provides insurance and credit products to rideshare and delivery drivers who generally earn less than the average American wage and are subsequently penalized for having poor or no credit. Buckle gig auto insurance is the first insurance policy designed to protect gig drivers with one single affordable policy offering coverage for personal, rideshare, and delivery driving. Unlike traditional insurers who cannot effectively insure gig workers, Buckle provides protection for those driving for leading companies, including Uber, Lyft, Instacart, Amazon Flex, Uber Eats, Grubhub, Favor, and others. Connect with Buckle on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Visit

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