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Emerging Payments Awards 2020 Finalists Announced!

The Emerging Payments Awards celebrate innovation, collaboration and emerging payments by recognising companies that have made significant advances in how we pay today. With a 50% increase in submissions for this year’s Awards, entrants demonstrated examples of high-quality and innovative payment solutions, and selecting the finalists was a challenge indeed with so many deserving entrants.

Today at Pay360 Conference, the EPA announced the finalists for the 2020 Emerging Payments Awards:

Best International Payments, Remittance or use of FX

  • Banking Circle
  • Crown Agents Bank – EMpowerFX
  • Ebury
  • Flywire
  • Ixaris
  • Post Office Ltd – Post Office Travel app

Best Financial Inclusion Payments Programme

  • Airtel Uganda and Comviva
  • Banking Circle
  • Prepaid Financial Services
  • Telenor Microfinance Bank

Best B2C Payments Programme

  • Curve – Go-Back-In-Time
  • Stocard
  • Swile, Treezor

Best B2B Payments Programme

  • Banking Circle – Banking Circle Virtual IBAN
  • Bottomline – Bottomline PTX
  • Ebury – Instant Payments Era
  • Modulr (Octopus Group)
  • Monzo Bank Ltd – Monzo Business
  • Payoneer
  • PPS
  • WEX

Best Banking or Open Banking Initiative

  • Bankily by BPM & Comviva
  • Currensea and GPS
  • Konsentus – Konsentus Verify
  • Lloyds Banking Group – Payables API
  • Railsbank – Railsbank Open Banking Platform (Banking as a Platform)
  • Token
  • Trustly

Best Partnership Initiative

  • Banking Circle – Banking Circle and Cardstream
  • Lloyds Bank – I-safe
  • Osper
  • PPS – PPS and Monese
  • Vitesse PSP Ltd

Best Use of Payments Data or AI in Financial Services

  • ACI Worldwide
  • Chargebacks911
  • Ethoca – Alerts + Eliminator
  • Jumio – AI-Powered Identity Verification for Financial Services
  • Kani
  • Visa Europe – Visa Advanced Authorisation

Most Innovative Mobile or Financial Services Payments Solution

  • Airtel Uganda and Comviva
  • Judopay
  • Ordo
  • Stocard by Wirecard

Most Innovative Merchant Services Solution

  • Airtel Uganda and Comviva
  • Checkout.com
  • Cybertonica Ltd – GoFrictionless™
  • Ingenico – Ingenico Enterprise Retail
  • PayDock
  • Premier Technologies – COVID-19 Business Continuity Package

Best Back Office Innovation

  • Banking Circle
  • Cybertonica Ltd. – ScreenWiZe
  • Mastercard – Threat Scan by Mastercard

Best Customer Facing Experience

  • FIS – Premium Payback
  • ID-Pal
  • MuchBetter by Wirecard
  • The Perfect Gift by Wirecard
  • Thyngs Ltd
  • Total Processing – Apple Pay For WooCommerce Payment Plugin

Marketing Campaign of the Year

  • Blue Train Marketing & Fintech Finance – Team Card at the Fintech Finance Payments Race 2019
  • CCgroup PR – Fame & Fortune in Fintech: Launching Tribe Payments

Leading Financial Services or Payments Start-Up

  • Currensea & GPS
  • Kani
  • Ordo
  • PayDock
  • SimplyPayMe
  • Tribe Payments
  • Weavr.io

Leading Emerging Payments Organisation

  • GPS- The Super Processor™
  • PPRO
  • PPS
  • Trustly

Best Use of Blockchain in Financial Services

  • Eligma Ltd
  • Nuggets

Best Direct Account to Account Solution

  • Comviva – mobiquity® Money – COVID-19 Response
  • Nuapay by Sentenial
  • Ordo

Best Lending Initiative

  • Capital on Tap
  • DivideBuy
  • Starling Bank
  • Trezeo

Best CSR or Charity Initiative

  • allpay – Herefordshire Flooding – Prepaid Programme
  • allpay – National Lottery – Community Fund Prepaid Programme
  • EML
  • LightningAid.org
  • SumUp Payments Limited, Collecting, Claire House
  • Thyngs

Best Market Expansion

  • Ebury
  • GLINT PAY
  • Global Processing Services
  • Railsbank

Industry Contributor of the Year 

  • Finalists will be announced soon – stay tuned!

The winners will be announced at the Emerging Payments Awards Ceremony on November 26th.