This year we celebrate the 8th Annual Emerging Payments Awards. Building on the prestige and success of the Prepaid Awards that have judged and celebrated the best people, programmes and innovations in the global payment’s industry since 2006, we expect 2015 to be our biggest and best awards yet. We invite you, the global emerging payments community, to join us once again to celebrate on October 15 in London.
Award submissions have now closed and our judges are currently making their deliberations. This year we have received our biggest number of entries to date across the entire payments spectrum. Our shortlists for all award categories will be announced at the end of July.
The emerging payments market covers a multitude of new payments instruments and all the support infrastructure. It’s a market that’s constantly evolving and is a hotbed of innovation and entrepreneurialism.
The Awards are designed to celebrate that creative and business talent. Each year, we invite entries into 20+ categories which are then judged by a team of independent industry experts who are briefed to assess the submissions purely on what’s written in the entries. This ensures a level playing field. We then produce a shortlist and the winners are announced at our customary glittering ceremony in October. In 2015 it’s on Thursday 15 October at the Lancaster London. You can get a taste of the Awards evening from this video of a previous ceremony.
Entries can be from anywhere in the world: in 2014 we had submissions from as far afield as Canada, Poland and Kenya and we welcome emerging companies with innovative ideas and technology, as the name implies.