Emerging Payments Awards 2017 finalists announced

After weeks of judging, finalists for the Best Banking Initiative, Best Online Payments Solution and Best New Customer Facing Innovation, to name a few, have been announced. 

London, UK. 3rd August 2017 – The Emerging Payments Awards will be celebrating its tenth anniversary this year at The Hilton, Park Lane in London on Thursday 5th October with over 700 expected guests including the industry’s most senior opinion-formers and decision-makers.

Submissions have been closed and the judging period is now over. However, the Emerging Payments Awards are still accepting nominations for Industry Contributor and CSR or Charity Initiative. Nominations close at 5pm on Friday 4th August 2017.

Congratulations to all finalists, please refer to the appendix for a list of finalists per category. Winners will be revealed during the awards night on 5th October. Book a table and witness the event first hand.

Here’s what happened during the champagne reception, awards ceremony and afterparty at the Emerging Payments Awards last year and reasons why this event is not to be missed.

Silver Award
In light of the quality of submissions this year we will be offering more opportunities to receive an award. To recognise the amazing achievements of our industry we will be awarding a Silver Award to those that missed out on the top spot but were highly commended for their product, service or company.

Book a table
Over 60% of tables have been sold with VIP tables priced at £4,250 (excl. VAT) and awards table at £3,600 (excl. VAT). Each table seats ten people, if you have been shortlisted or would like to attend the awards now is the time to book your table.

Discounted room rate at The Hilton, Park Lane, London
Emerging Payments Awards have reserved a block of rooms at The Hilton, Park Lane, London at the massively discounted rate of £274.80 for the night of the event. Offer ends on 10th August. Book a room here.

The Emerging Payments Awards is sponsored by ClearsettleDiscoverPayment Cloud TechnologiesBacsGeoswiftPrePay SolutionsSVSPaysafeContis Group and K&L Gates.

About the Emerging Payments Awards

This year will be the Emerging Payments Awards tenth year of celebrating the best of the best in the PayTech industry. It celebrates 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. Last year over 200 companies from across the globe entered 20 categories which were assessed by 31 judges. The winners were announced in style at a glittering and sumptuous ceremony attended by over 650 of the industry’s most senior opinion-formers and decision-makers.

Twitter: @EPAwards
Catharina Hartmans | Emerging Payments Association | Marketing Executive catharina.hartmans@emergingpayments.org

Appendix

Shortlists for the Emerging Payments Awards:

Best Banking Initiative
Monese; Instant Mobile Banking
POStoGO: The complete mPOS solution
Sogexia
Tide: Business bank account in 5 minutes
Tieto develops Kenya’s first real time payments platform-PesaLink

Best Online Payments Solution
Amazon Pay
Bottomline Technologies: Powering and Protecting Business Payments
Modulr
O2 Charge to Mobile
The development and launch of Kenya’s first real time payments platform – PesaLink

Best Proximity or Contactless Payment Solution
Apple Pay for Ticket Restaurant
Contis Group: The contactless revolution and the answer to fraud consequences
Kerv Wearables and GPS launch world’s first EMVCo contactless payment ring
Carta: The world’s first live HCE-based debit scheme
Wirecard & MasterCard presents: boon

Best Consumer Card Loaded Programme
Post Office Travel Money Card
Sharepay: Simplify Shared Expenses
The New look ecommerce gift card program by WeGift
Travelex Money Card

Best Corporate/Government Loaded Payments Programme
allpay’s leading Direct Payments prepaid programme for social care users
C3 Payroll Card
MyChoice Corporate: Global Payment Solutions
The Cashplus Business Account
UAE Exchange

Best Incentive Card or Programme
Buyatab Online: Cineplex gift card program
Hooters’ Endless Craving Card
InComm, WHSmith and iTunes Value Add Promotion
Love From Me by Their Perfect Gift in partnership with Intercash and Wirecard Card Solutions
The New look ecommerce gift card program by WeGift

Best Cross Border Payment Solution or use of FX
Choice International Limited
Currencycloud proves its value by unlocking 5-trillion-dollar a day FX market supported by GPS
eNett International Virtual Account Numbers (VANs)
Geoswift UK Ltd
Saxo Payments Banking Circle

Best New Customer facing Innovation
AEVI Global Marketplace
Curve; connecting your financial world
Monese
Spire Payments/Wirecard/Bijlipay and Indian Overseas Bank mPOS Initiative
TouchWrap by WeGift

Best New Back Office Innovation
Credorax: Artificial Intelligence + Human BI Analysts, winning over Fraud for Merchants and Eliminating 3-D Secure in the Process
Cybertonica: A thriving Artificial Intelligence technology partner committed to grow e/m-commerce businesses and build their customers’ trust.
Saxo Payments Banking Circle Virtual IBAN
The Chargeback Company: Powering Over £820,581,000 in Revenue Recovery
W2 Global Data – BSMART™

Best PSP or Acquiring Solution Provider
ACI’s UP eCommerce Payments solution
AEVI’s Open Ecosystem
Cardstream Limited – The Leader in White Label Payments
Paysafe Group – Payment Processing and Acquiring
Credorax: Tailor-Made: Focusing on the Seemingly Uncool Minutia is Key to Success

Best Retailer Adoption of Emerging Payments Technology
InComm Europe & Currys PC World Trade In Program
Metro Bank: Faster Payments Aggregator Model
Today’s chargeback system is broken, Ethoca is replacing it piece by piece
Wirecard helps European Merchants accept Alipay at POS

Best Physical or Virtual Design
Primark Gift Card Programme
Smartcash by Engage: Celebrating financial independence
SumUp Air Card Reader
TouchWrap by WeGift: New Look Digital Gift Cards

Emerging Payments Marketing Campaign of the Year
eNett International: The True Cost of Payments
MasterCard & Android Pay: Fare Free Monday Campaign
Post Office Travel Money Card
Bacs: The Current Account Switch Service’s Switch Guarantee Guy
‘The World’s First PayTech Bottle’ nominated by Mir Limited and Global Processing Services

Best Service Organisation supporting the Emerging Payments Industry
Cybertonica: A thriving Artificial Intelligence technology partner committed to grow e/m-commerce businesses and build their customer’s trust
fscom
Saxo Payments Banking Circle
Today’s chargeback system is broken – Ethoca is replacing it piece by piece
W2 Global Data

Leading Regulated Organisation
Bacs Regulated Payment services delivering excellence for the UK Economy
Fire Financial Services and Global Processing Services
First Capital Cashflow – Industry leading Direct Debit and Direct Credit
Modulr
PrePay Solutions – Heading up the industry

Leading Emerging Payments Organisation
GPS unleashes innovation across the global emerging payments ecosystem
Modulr
Paysafe Group
The PCT Difference
Wirecard

Leading Payments Start-Up
Capital on Tap – Business Rewards Card
Divido
fire.com
Modulr

Emerging Payments Entrepreneur of the Year
Amos Mieri
Founder of WeGift – Aron Alexander
Louis-James Davis, CEO of VST Enterprises
Monica Eaton-Cardone: Retail entrepreneur to chargeback innovator
Tony Kerr and Craig Dewar: entrepreneurial vision means no compromises for Global Processing Services