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01 July 2022
Royal Horseguards HotelLondon

2021 Winners & Highly Commended

Best Cards Initiative

Winner: 

  • BPI - One App All payments

Highly Commended: 

  • APEXX Global - APEXX Gateway

Best Payments Initiative

Winner:

  • Modulr - Modulr gains deepest level of access to financial infrastructure in the UK 

Highly Commended: 

  • BPI - iFactoring
  • Mountain America Federal Credit Union - Balance Transfer Payoff
  • QIWI - Contactless payment service based on SoftPOS technology 

Best SME Payments Initiative

Winner: 

  • ClearBank - ClearBank Tide Business Banking (CTBB) 

Highly Commended: 

  • Pollinate - Tyl by NatWest
  • RBC - RBC PayEdge
  • Weavr - Multi

Best E-commerce & Loyalty Initiative

Winner: 

  • Izicap - Izicap

Highly Commended: 

  • FIS - Premium Payback

Best Mobile Payments Initiative

Winner: 

  • Bank Hapoalim - bit one-stop-shop payments app

Highly Commended: 

  • Comviva & Airtel Uganda
  • Caixa Geral de Depósitos - CAIXA - App Caixadirecta Digital Assistant

Best PayTech Partnership

Winner: 

  • FreedomPay - Mashgin's Touchless Checkout System

Highly Commended: 

  • Marqeta - Digital banking partnership between Marqeta and Twisto, using Marqeta's European Digital Banking solution to support Twisto's mobile payments app
  • O-CITY - O-CITY, Tracom and NikoDigi Partnership in public transport contactless payment

Best Prepaid Initiative

Winner: 

  • Comviva & Airtel Uganda - Airtel Money Uganda

Best Use of Biometrics in Payments

Winner: 

  • ID R&D - Passive Facial Liveness Detection for Payface

Best Use of Security/Anti-Fraud Solution in Payments

Winner: 

  • Brighterion - AI for Credit Risk

Highly Commended: 

  • Fraugster - How Fraugster Helped A.S. Adventure (a European Outdoor Sporting Goods Retailer) Minimize Fraud With Advanced AI
  • Kount, an Equifax Company - Kount's Identity Trust Platform
  • Chargebacks911 - Chargebacks911

Best UX/CX in Payments Initiative

Winner: 

  • PayXpert LTD - PayXpress POS and mPOS

Highly Commended: 

  • OpenPayd - Swissborg

Best Contribution to Economic Mobility in Payments

Winner: 

  • Branch - Branch's Employer Payments Platform Accelerates Payments to Empower Working Americans

PayTech of the Future

Winner: 

  • DBS Bank - DBS PayLah! - Palm-Vein Authenticated Payments and QR Gift Cards

Highly Commended: 

  • Ziglu and Global Processing Services (GPS) - Ziglu and Global Processing Services (GPS)
  • Banking Circle - Banking Circle
  • ID R&D - Wittybots: Frictionless security for in-chat payments

Best Green Initiative

Winner

  • VTB Bank (PJSC) - Paperfree Office

PayTech for Good

Winner: 

  • Icon Solutions - Icon Solutions

COVID-19 Response

Winner: 

  • Nexi - Digital Solidarity Project (Pay-by-Link/Social Commerce/Mobile Pos/Micropayments), contactless education, charity donation

Highly Commended: 

  • Onbe (North Lane) - Inclusive Action for the City | Street Vendor Emergency Fund
  • O-CITY - SME MarketPlace Safal Fasal

2020 Winners & Highly Commended

Best Cards Initiative

Winner: 

  • SBI Card and Comviva - SBI Card Pay

Highly Commended: 

  • Currensea and GPS - Currensea

Best Cloud Payments Solution

Winner:

  • EveryPay AS - Cloud-Based Payment Gateway Platform for Acquirers

Highly Commended: 

  • TietoEVRY - TietoEVRY's Payment Hub

Best Consumer Payments Initiative

Winner: 

  • Nets and OpenWay - Universal Digital Lending Platform

Highly Commended: 

  • DNB & Nordic API Gateway - DNB Mobile Bank

Best Contribution to Economic Mobility in Payments

Winner: 

  • BPC - Safal Fasal agritech marketplace

Highly Commended: 

  • Crown Agents Bank - EMpowerFX

Best Corporate Payments Initiative

Winner: 

  • Bank Hapoalim - bit one-stop-shop payments app

Highly Commended: 

  • Citizens Bank - Citizens Bank Implements Real-Time Payments for Corporates

Best Cross-Border Payments Solution

Winner: 

  • Flywire - Flywire's Global B2B Payment/Receivables Platform

Highly Commended: 

  • PayXpert - Payment Processing Solutions
  • Currencycloud - Currencycloud Spark
  • Thunes - Cross-border payments solutions

Best E-commerce Initiative

Winner: 

  • Banking Circle - Banking Circle Marketplaces

Best Mobile Payments for Business Initiative

Winner: 

  • HPS - Building a National Interoperable Mobile Payment Program for Saudi Payments

Best Mobile Payments for Consumer Initiative

Winner: 

  • CaixaBank S.A. - Caixabank Pay

Highly Commended: 

  • SmartNet and OpenWay - SmartPay mobile wallet for financial inclusion in Vietnam

Best Open Banking Solution

Winner: 

  • Token.io - Token Pay™, Payments at the Speed of Commerce

Highly Commended: 

  • Salt Edge - Open Banking Gateway
  • Konsentus - Konsentus Verify

Best PayTech Partnership

Winner: 

  • QIWI, Guru Taxi and Tochka bank - Taxiaggregator, the mass payment service

Highly Commended: 

  • Banking Circle and Cardstream - Cardstream lending service

Best Prepaid Initiative

Winner: 

  • Their Perfect Gift - Their Perfect Gift, issued by Wirecard Card Solutions

Highly Commended: 

  • AsiaHawala and Comviva - AsiaHawala powered by mobiquity® Money

Best Real-Time Payments Solution

Winner

  • BHMI - Concourse Financial Software Suite

Highly Commended: 

  • Fiserv - Enterprise Payments: RTP

Best Smart Payments Solution

Winner: 

  • TypingDNA - TypingDNA Authentication API

Highly Commended: 

  • ANNA - ANNA, issued by Wirecard Card Solutions

Best SME Payments Initiative

Winner: 

  • Sberbank - B2B-subscriptions

Highly Commended: 

  • Bottomline - PTX

Best Use of Security/Anti-Fraud Solution in Payments

Winner: 

  • ComplyAdvantage - AML Screening and Monitoring

Highly Commended: 

  • Brighterion - Brighterion
  • Kount - Kount's Identity Trust Global Network

Best UX/CX in Payments Initiative

Winner: 

  • Bank Hapoalim - bit

PayTech for Good

Winner: 

  • RedCompass - RedCompass RedFlag Accelerator

Highly Commended: 

  • DCR Strategies Inc. - DCR Strategies Inc. Partnership with Timea's Cause
  • Netspend - Netspend Cares

PayTech Leadership

Winner: 

  • Rossana Thomas - Vice President of Product Management & Enterprise Payments Platform, Fiserv

Highly Commended: 

  • Mike Massaro - CEO, Flywire

PayTech of the Future

Winner: 

  • Currensea and GPS - Currensea

Highly Commended: 

  • GrainChain - GrainChain

Rising PayTech Star

Winner: 

  • Agne Selemonaite - Deputy CEO, ConnectPay

Highly Commended: 

  • Santosh Tripathy - Practice Lead Digital Payments, SmartStream Technologies

Woman in PayTech

Winner: 

  • Talbott Roche, CEO and President, Blackhawk Network

Highly Commended: 

  • Monica Eaton-Cardone, CIO and Co-Founder, Chargebacks911

Editor's Choice

Winner: 

  • Form3 Financial Cloud

2019 Winners & Highly Commended

You can see an album of pictures from the day here and pictures of the winners on stage here.

Best Mobile Payments Initiative

Winner: 
Pannovate

Highly Commended: 
HPS
Batelco
AFS & Comviva
Israel Discount Bank

Top Paytech Innovation

Winner:
McLEAR 

Highly Commended: 
Green Dot
Sberbank for SMEs

Best E-commerce Initiative

Winner: 
Emailage 

Highly Commended: 
Fundbox

Best Consumer Payments Initiative

Winner: 
Token 

Highly Commended: 
Bank Hapoalim
OP Financial Group

Best Corporate Payments Initiative

Winner:
ANNA

Highly Commended: 
Soldo
SWIFT

Best Paytech Partnership

Winner: 
Ecocash, Steward Bank & Comviva 

Highly Commended: 
Sberbank

Best Cards Initiative

Winner: 
Tandem Bank 

Highly Commended: 
Curve

Best Use of Biometrics in Payments

Winner: 
Sberbank

Best Prepaid initiative

Winner: 
Travel Welfare

Highly Commended: 
Monese

Paytech for Good

Winner: 
Streeva 

Highly Commended: 
Fiserv
Pennies

PayTech Leadership Award

Winner: 
Christian Chmiel 

Highly Commended: 
Monica Eaton-Cardone

Rising PayTech Star Award

Winner: 
Alex Barseghian


Highly Commended: 
Maxime de Nanclas

Woman in PayTech Award

Winner: 
Melissa McKendry 

Highly Commended: 
Tracy Cray

PayTech Team of the Year

Winner: 
BPI 

Highly Commended: 
Vocalink

Best Real-Time Payments Solution Provider

Winner: 
ACI Worldwide 

Highly Commended: 
Fiserv

Best Open Banking Solution Provider

Winner: 
Worldline 

Highly Commended: 
Volante

Best Solution Provider for Payment Systems in the Cloud

Winner: 
OpenWay 

Highly Commended: 
Form3

2018 Winners & Highly Commended

You can see an album of pictures from the day here.

Best Mobile Payments Initiative

Winner:
Nordea Bank with Nordea Wallet

Highly commended:
National Bank of Greece

Best Consumer Payments Initiative

Winner:
CFT Group with Duesday

Highly commended:
EBANX SA

Best Corporate Payments Initiative

Winner:
Saxo Payments Banking Circle with their Banking Circle Virtual IBAN

Highly commended:
Shieldpay & Barclays

Best Cards Initiative

Winner:
PaySend with PaySend Global Account

Highly commended:
Bankwest Halo

Best E-commerce Initiative

Winner:
CashStar Product eGifting with Johnston & Murphy

Highly commended:
ViaBill Try Before You Buy

Best Prepaid Initiative

Winner:
Glint issued by Wirecard

Highly commended:
Hyperwallet

Top PayTech Innovation

Winner:
Vocalink Prompt Pay

Highly commended:
Auka’s white label mobile payments platform

Best PayTech Partnership

Winner:
Contis & Wirex

Highly commended:
Flux, Barclaycard & Eat

PayTech for Good

Winner:
GoodBox

Highly commended:
Netspend for its Netspend Scholarship

PayTech Provider of the Year

Winner:
Wirecard

PayTech Innovator of the Year

Winner:
Barclaycard

IT Team of the Year

Winner:
Nordea Open Banking Team

Highly commended:
Nexi Payments PayTech Team

Woman in PayTech

Winner:
Andrea Dunlop, CEO, Acquiring and Card Solutions, PaySafe Group

Highly commended:
Julie Fergerson, Senior Vice-President, Industry Solutions, Ethoca

Tech Leadership Award

Winner:
Donna Embry, Chief Payments Officer, Payment Alliance International

Highly commended:
Craig Glendenning, Chief Technology Officer, Bluechain