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In 2015, the Emerging Payments Awards will be in its eighth year, building on the success of the Prepaid Awards that has been judging and celebrating the best people and programmes in the global payments industry since 2006.
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 November. In 2015 it’s on Thursday 15 November at the Lancaster London. You can get a taste of the Awards evening from this video of the 2013 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.