The Emerging Payments Awards are the highlight of the payments innovation calendar in the UK. This year will be the Emerging Payments Awards tenth year of celebrating the best of the best in the FinTech industry, covering 20 award categories.

The awards celebrate innovation, collaboration and emerging payments by recognising companies that have made significant advances in how we pay today. As the payments industry has boomed, so have the awards. The winners are announced in style at a glittering ceremony attended by 700 of the industry’s most senior opinion-formers and decision-makers.

Watch this space for details on the Emerging Payments Awards 2018!

2017 Sponsors:

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Clearsettle connects payment service providers (PSPs) to hundreds of payment methods used worldwide. With a single API integration, PSPs can accept payments and make payouts in countries around the globe, enabling merchants to expand their geographic reach and increase conversions. The Clearsettle platform connects to regional acquirers, alternative payment methods, and local bank settlement networks—saving PSPs the work of forming and maintaining those relationships themselves. Underlying the Clearsettle payment gateway is a multi-currency platform that provides dynamic currency conversion, real-time transaction and fraud monitoring, and automated KYC/KYB checks. Clearsettle is a part of the AKCE Holdings payments ecosystem. Clearsettle is authorised by the UK Financial Conduct Authority. Visit clearsettle.com.

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SVS is a global provider of gift card and stored value services, committed to be the best at measurably increasing client sales and customer acquisition. With 22+ years of industry experience, our team has cultivated expertise in retail gift cards, promotional cards, eCommerce solutions and mobile interactivity. http://storedvalue.com

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Founded in 2008 and headquartered in the heart of London’s FinTech scene, we excel in digital banking, prepaid and travel compensation, working with many of the world’s leading businesses and government organisations.

Our cloud based platform, digital.VISION, is reforming the way banking and payments are delivered and we’re proud to be trusted by our customers to enable reliable and robust banking grade financial services every day. Our proprietary card.VISION, corp.VISION and bank.VISION solutions can be accessed via the web, mobile devices, ATM and in-branch.

Active in Europe, North America and Africa, we continue to expand, both directly and in partnership with leading global organisations. In 2015, we processed in excess of £300 million worth of transactions internationally.

We believe in journeying together and co-innovating, to strike a balance that harnesses possibility and realises a more connected future.

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Discover Global Network, the global payments brand of Discover Financial Services, processes millions of cardholder transactions each day. With industry expertise, innovative technology and a closed-loop infrastructure, Discover Global Network provides effective, customized solutions that evolve as needs change. Discover Global Network has alliances with more than 10 payments networks around the world, and is led by three Discover businesses: Discover network, with millions of retail and cash access locations; PULSE, one of the nation’s leading ATM/debit networks; and Diners Club International, a global payments network with acceptance in more than 185 countries and territories. For more information visit www.discovernetwork.com

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PrePay Solutions is a one-stop-shop for prepaid programmes. We are a MasterCard Principal Member and a full e‐money issuer, offering a range of services including processing, BIN sponsorship, eWallet provision, compliance and fraud services, supply chain management, customer services and end to end program design and management. We are unique as we process from a single global in-house processing platform.

PrePay Solutions has been trusted by global brands to manage groundbreaking prepaid programmes including prepaid debit cards, travel money cards, gift cards, corporate cards, insurance cards, rewards cards, loyalty cards, staff cards, promotional cards, saver cards, warranty cards, trade in cards, corporate expense and product specific cards. PrePay Solutions’ programmes operate across multiple media and form factors, including physical, virtual and NFC. We have over 200 client programmes across 26 countries.

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Founded in 1968, Bacs is responsible for the schemes behind the clearing and settlement of automated payments in the UK including Direct Debit and Bacs Direct Credit, as well as the provision of managed services for third parties, such as the Cash ISA Transfer Service, and the development, management and subsequent ownership of the Current Account Switch Service.

The Government acknowledges that the Bacs payment system is of critical importance to the UK financial system and has confirmed that it meets the recognition criteria set out in the Banking Act 2009. Since its inception, over 120 billion transactions have been debited or credited to British bank accounts via Bacs. And, in 2016, 6.22 billion UK payments were made this way with a total value of £4.8 trillion, including over 4 billion Direct Debits.

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Geoswift is a payment technology company focused on connecting China with the rest of the world. They leverage on our proprietary technology, networks and deep understanding of the payments industry with the aim of transforming the global payments landscape and creating more efficient and innovative payment solutions.

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Paysafe provides digital payments and transaction-related solutions to businesses and consumers around the world. Paysafe is redefining payments by enabling fast, convenient and secure ways to pay before, pay now and pay later through its digital wallets, prepaid solution, payment processing and card issuing, and acquiring products and services. With two decades of experience, Paysafe is trusted by merchants and consumers to move and manage money through more than 100 payment types and 40 currencies. Paysafe offers multi-platform products with an emphasis on emerging payment technologies including mobile. Paysafe’s brand portfolio includes NETELLER® and Skrill®, MeritCard, paysafecard®, payolution®, Income Access and FANS Entertainment. Paysafe Group plc shares trade on the London Stock Exchange under the symbol (PAYS.L). For more information, visit: http://www.paysafe.com.

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The European home of alternative banking and payment solutions

Pioneers in the global card and payment market, Contis provides a unique perspective in delivering award-winning, fully-integrated alternative banking and payment solutions to major brands.

We offer a one-stop service for the development and delivery of financial services solutions. From issuing, licensing and real-time payment processing, through to programme management and consultancy, we have all the professional expertise and advanced technology to help companies to drive ideas and business forward.

Founded in 2008, Contis is a recognised force in European payments technology and Visa card issuance.  As a Principal Member of, and shareholder in Visa, Contis has the capability of directly issuing Visa prepaid/debit cards in all European territories, through its fully passported FCA regulated EU E-Money licence. Contis is a certified Visa card processor for Europe. The products and services are cloud based, so they are globally deployable.

Contis’ one-stop capability allow the group to design and deliver bespoke Visa compliant payment solutions and uses its own intellectual property for mobile, web and Visa network payments processing.   It offers quality customer service services through its call centres in the UK and Latvia.

A key Contis offering is its built-in loyalty engine which can be used to deliver innovative loyalty and cashback solutions, utilising its direct transactional data manipulation capabilities based on its Visa card transaction processing knowledge.

The group have acquired high profile contracts with major brands in the alternative banking, travel/FX, money transfer, payroll and financial service sectors.

www.contisgroup.com

+44 (0)330 159 6348

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K&L Gates is a global law firm with locations on five continents, and has a team of lawyers with vast experience in assisting clients on navigating the regulatory, policy, and business issues surrounding the emerging payments industry. Our fully integrated firm is poised to provide strategic and efficient legal solutions that are representative of the industry’s constantly evolving platforms, services, and technologies. Our progressive approach to the emerging payments space ensures that we are able to provide our clients with legal advice that is in line with the cutting-edge advancements typically seen within the industry.


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Trustly is a Swedish FinTech company that makes online banking payments fast, simple and secure. Today, we support more than 3,300 banks across 29 European countries and our B2B payment solutions attract global merchants in four main segments: e­-commerce, travel, financial services and online gaming. In 2016, we processed €3.2B in payments and today we process more than 2.2 million monthly transactions.