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08 July 2021
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Congratulations to all the 2021 PayTech Awards Finalists


Finalists for the PayTech Project Awards
Finalists for the PayTech Project Awards
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Finalists for the Excellence in Tech Awards
Finalists for the Excellence in Tech Awards
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Finalists for the Leadership Awards
Finalists for the Leadership Awards
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PayTech Project Awards Finalists


Best Cards Initiative
Best Cards Initiative
  • Bitpanda - Bitpanda Card
  • Nexi - Nexi Virtual cards Corporate Pay and Travel Account
  • Sberbank - SberKids
  • BPI - One App All payments
  • Bank Hapoalim - bitcard 
  • APEXX Global - APEXX Gateway
Best Payments Initiative
Best Payments Initiative
  • Sberbank - B2B-PURCHASES ON CREDIT
  • Equiti Group Limited - GOPP - (Global Optimisation Payment Project)
  • Vitesse PSP - Loss Fund and Global Payments Optimisation Solution 
  • Modulr - Modulr gains deepest level of access to financial infrastructure in the UK 
  • Mountain America Federal Credit Union - Balance Transfer Payoff
  • BPI - iFactoring
  • QIWI - Contactless payment service based on SoftPOS technology 
  • Versapay - Versapay's Solupay Built for NetSuite Payments Solution

Best SME Payments Initiative
Best SME Payments Initiative
  • Sberbank - B2B-PURCHASES ON CREDIT
  • Izicap - Izicap
  • Sber - PayQR
  • Pannovate - Launchpad Corporate
  • Pollinate - Tyl by NatWest
  • BPI - iFactoring
  • RBC - RBC PayEdge
  • ClearBank - ClearBank Tide Business Banking (CTBB) 
  • Weavr - Multi

Best E-commerce & Loyalty Initiative
Best E-commerce & Loyalty Initiative
  • Sberbank - B2B-PURCHASES ON CREDIT
  • Izicap - Izicap
  • Sber - SberPay
  • Cofidis Italia - PagoDIL e-commerce
  • FIS - Provisioning Hub
  • FIS - Premium Payback
  • OFX - OFX Global Currency Account

Best Mobile Payments Initiative
Best Mobile Payments Initiative
  • Caixa Geral de Depósitos - CAIXA - App Caixadirecta Digital Assistant
  • Boku - M1ST Payments Network
  • Comviva & Airtel Uganda
  • QIWI - Contactless payment service based on SoftPOS technology
  • Bank Hapoalim - bit one-stop-shop payments app
  • O-CITY - Uzbekistan's public transport turn digital with O-CITY

Best PayTech Partnership
Best PayTech Partnership
  • ACI Worldwide - Mastercard and ACI Worldwide alliance to develop real-time payment solutions around the world
  • Marqeta - Digital banking partnership between Marqeta and Twisto, using Marqeta's European Digital Banking solution to support Twisto's mobile payments app
  • Pollinate - Tyl by NatWest
  • FreedomPay - Mashgin's Touchless Checkout System
  • MetaBank, N.A. - MetaBank, N.A., and KyckGlobal partnership
  • SurePay - SurePay - Confirmation of Payee
  • Finzly - Finzly's Payment Galaxy, a payment hub
  • O-CITY - O-CITY, Tracom and NikoDigi Partnership in public transport contactless payment


Best Prepaid Initiative
Best Prepaid Initiative
  • Contis - Buffer Secondary Authorisation
  • DCR Strategies Inc. - City Stimulus Program
  • Comviva & Airtel Uganda

Best Use of Biometrics in Payments
Best Use of Biometrics in Payments
  • ID R&D - Passive Facial Liveness Detection for Payface
  • Sberbank - Biometric authentification in ATMs
  • Onfido - Biometric Verification
  • Keyless Technologies - Keyless SDK™

Best Use of Security/Anti-Fraud Solution in Payments
Best Use of Security/Anti-Fraud Solution in Payments
  • Fraugster - How Fraugster Helped A.S. Adventure (a European Outdoor Sporting Goods Retailer) Minimize Fraud With Advanced AI
  • Brighterion - AI for Credit Risk
  • Arkose Labs - Arkose Detect & Arkose Enforce
  • Chargebacks911 - Chargebacks911
  • FIS - Token Management Service & FraudSight
  • Konsentus - Konsentus Verify
  • QIWI - Anti-fraud solution
  • SurePay - SurePay - Confirmation of Payee
  • nsKnoX - Incoming Payments Security
  • Kount, an Equifax Company - Kount's Identity Trust Platform
  • O-CITY - Ensuring risk-free banking with DSK



Best UX/CX in Payments Initiative
Best UX/CX in Payments Initiative
  • PayXpert LTD - PayXpress POS and mPOS
  • Currencycloud - Currencycloud Direct
  • ACI Worldwide - Improving customer experience while modernizing card fraud management
  • DBS Bank - Reimagining Payments - DBS Open APIs
  • FIS - Payments One
  • OpenPayd - Swissborg
Best Contribution to Economic Mobility in Payments
Best Contribution to Economic Mobility in Payments
  • Sber - Social ID
  • FIS - Deposit & GO InstaDebit
  • Branch - Branch's Employer Payments Platform Accelerates Payments to Empower Working Americans
  • Comviva & Airtel Uganda

PayTech of the Future
PayTech of the Future
  • ID R&D - Wittybots: Frictionless security for in-chat payments
  • Ziglu and Global Processing Services (GPS) - Ziglu and Global Processing Services (GPS)
  • Banking Circle - Banking Circle
  • First Digital - First Digital
  • VTB - Digital Payment Service
  • Minsait Payments - Minsait Payments' multi-orchestrator
  • DBS Bank - DBS PayLah! - Palm-Vein Authenticated Payments and QR Gift Cards
  • FIS - Payments One
  • Weavr - Embedded Banking - Multi
  • O-CITY - Tap to Phone


Best Green Initiative
Best Green Initiative
  • VTB Bank (PJSC) - Paperfree Office
  • DBS Bank - DBS eco Card
  • Comviva and EcoCash

PayTech for Good
PayTech for Good
  • Pannovate - UNODC and Paybydodo Project
  • Icon Solutions - Icon Solutions
  • Blackhawk Network - Giving Good Cards


COVID-19 Response
COVID-19 Response
  • VTB Bank (PJSC) - Robotic (RPA based) unmanned cross border payments
  • DBS Bank - DBS Marketplace (Lifestyle/Travel) - MLT
  • DBS - DBS Digibot Guided Conversations for COVID-19 Relief Loan Applications
  • BPI - #WeAreTogether
  • Bank Hapoalim - bit COVID-19 Solutions
  • Nexi - Digital Solidarity Project (Pay-by-Link/Social Commerce/Mobile Pos/Micropayments), contactless education, charity donation
  • Onbe (North Lane) - Inclusive Action for the City | Street Vendor Emergency Fund
  • Comviva
  • O-CITY - SME MarketPlace Safal Fasal

Excellence in Tech Awards Finalists


Best Open Banking Solution
Best Open Banking Solution
  • CBI Scpa - CBI Globe
  • Caixa Geral de Depósitos - App DABOX
  • AccessPay - Open banking partnership with Yapily
  • Nordea - Nordea Open Banking and Premium API's
  • Plaid - Plaid Payment Initiation, Auth, Identity
  • VTB - VTB Open Banking Platform
  • Tink - Payment Initiation
  • Aiia - Aiia by Nordic API Gateway
  • FIS - Open Banking Hub
  • Konsentus - Konsentus Verify
  • Trustly Group AB - Trustly Open Banking Payments

Best Real-Time Payments Solution
Best Real-Time Payments Solution
  • HPS - PowerCARD
  • Glint - Glint's payments ecosystem
  • Orum - Momentum: the first-of-its-kind, smart and real-time money movement platform
  • Fiserv - Payments Exchange: RTP
  • Branch - Branch's Employer Payments Platform Brings Real-Time Payments to Payroll
  • Volante Technologies - A paytech solution that delivers successful and high-impact business outcomes relating to real-time payments infrastructure

Best Cross-Border Payments Solution
Best Cross-Border Payments Solution
  • AccessPay - AccessPay Swift GPI Connectivity
  • PPRO - PPRO´s service of building a local payments infrastructure for their partners & their merchants
  • Banking Circle - Banking Circle
  • FIS - International E-commerce Acquiring Solution


Best Smart Payments Solution
Best Smart Payments Solution
  • Ekata - Merchant Onboarding Solution
  • Fiserv - Deposit Line
  • FIS - AI 360
  • Payrailz - Payrailz Smart Payments Platform

Best Cloud Payments Solution
Best Cloud Payments Solution
  • Conductor - ACI's cloud solutions for retail payments and fraud and risk management Conductor enters the Acquiring Market with ACI's Cloud-Enabled Solutions Powered by Microsoft Azure
  • YayPay - YayPay by Quadient
  • Form3 Financial Cloud - Form3 Payments Platform
  • Century Business Solutions - EBizCharge Cloud
  • Minsait Payments - Onesait's Cloud Payments Platform
  • Corefy - Corefy
  • Volante Technologies - A payments solution that leverages cloud technologies to facilitate meaningful change to the way an organisation operates and delivers services.

Leadership Awards Finalists


Woman in PayTech
Woman in PayTech
  • Monica Eaton-Cardone, Co-Founder & COO, Chargebacks911
  • Louisa Murray, COO, Railsbank
  • Maria Nottingham, Managing Director of Compass Plus Great Britain and an Executive Vice President of the Compass Plus Group
  • Prerna Goel, Head of Customer Experience, ClearBank
  • Iana Dimitrova, Chief Executive, OpenPayd
  • Sophie Guibaud, Chief Growth Officer, OpenPayd
  • Barbara Morgan, Chief Development Officer, EVP, FIS Global
  • Aleksandra (Aleks) Gren, Executive Board Member, Fiserv Inc.
  • Rachel Hunt, VP, Growth Marketing, Volante Technologies

PayTech Leadership
PayTech Leadership
  • Neil Harris, Group Chief Commercial Officer, Global Processing Services (GPS)
  • Keith Grose, Head of International, Plaid
  • Mike Shafro, CEO and Founder, xpate
  • Abrar Ahmed Mir, Chief Innovation and Financial Inclusion Officer, HBL

PayTech Team of the Year
PayTech Team of the Year
  • AccessPay - The AccessPay Team
  • ConnectPay - Payment Service Provider
  • Sber - SberPay team
  • WEX Health Inc. - WEX Health Inc. Fraud and Risk Management Team