It’s been a bumper year of extremely high quality entries into the Emerging Payments Awards.

After some very close competition, we’re delighted to announce the shortlist for the Emerging Payments Awards 2017:

Best Banking Initiative

Monese; Instant Mobile Banking Solutions
POStoGO: The complete mPOS solution
SmartPay Sogexia in partnership with Raphaels Bank
Tide: Business current account in 5 minutes
Tieto develops Kenya’s first real time payments platform-PesaLink

Best Online Payments Solution
Amazon Pay
Bottomline Technologies: Powering and Protecting Business Payments
O2 Charge to Mobile
The development and launch of Kenya’s first real time payments platform – PesaLink

Best Proximity or Contactless Payment Solution
Apple Pay for Ticket Restaurant
Contis Group: The contactless revolution and the answer to fraud consequences
Kerv Wearables and GPS launch world’s first EMVCo contactless payment ring
Carta: The world’s first live HCE-based debit scheme
Wirecard & MasterCard presents: boon

Best Consumer Card Loaded Programme
Post Office Travel Money Card
Sharepay: Simplify Shared Expenses
The New look ecommerce gift card program by WeGift
Travelex Money Card

Best Corporate/Government Loaded Payments Programme
allpay’s leading Direct Payments prepaid programme for social care users
C3 Payroll Card
MyChoice Corporate: Global Payment Solutions
The Cashplus Business Account
UAE Exchange

Best Incentive Card or Programme
Buyatab Online: Cineplex gift card program
CashStar: Hooters’ Endless Craving Card
InComm, WHSmith and iTunes Value Add Promotion
Love From Me by Their Perfect Gift in partnership with Intercash and Wirecard Card Solutions
The New look ecommerce gift card program by WeGift

Best Cross Border Payment Solution or use of FX
Choice International Limited
Currencycloud proves its value by unlocking 5-trillion-dollar a day FX market supported by GPS
eNett International Virtual Account Numbers (VANs)
Geoswift UK Ltd
Saxo Payments Banking Circle

Best New Customer facing Innovation
AEVI Global Marketplace
Curve; connecting your financial world
Spire Payments/Wirecard/Bijlipay and Indian Overseas Bank mPOS Initiative
TouchWrap by WeGift

Best New Back Office Innovation
Credorax and Fraugster: Winning over Fraud for Merchants through Artificial Intelligence
Cybertonica: A thriving Artificial Intelligence technology partner committed to grow e/m-commerce businesses and build their customers’ trust.
Saxo Payments Banking Circle Virtual IBAN
The Chargeback Company: Powering Over £820,581,000 in Revenue Recovery
W2 Global Data – BSMART™

Best PSP or Acquiring Solution Provider
ACI’s UP eCommerce Payments solution
AEVI’s Open Ecosystem
Cardstream Limited – The Leader in White Label Payments
Paysafe Group – Payment Processing and Acquiring
Credorax: Tailor-Made: Focusing on the Seemingly Uncool Minutia is Key to Success

Best Retailer Adoption of Emerging Payments Technology
InComm Europe & Currys PC World Trade In Program
Metro Bank: Faster Payments Aggregator Model
Today’s chargeback system is broken, Ethoca is replacing it piece by piece
Wirecard helps European Merchants accept Alipay at POS

Best Physical or Virtual Design
Primark Gift Card Programme
Smartcash by Engage: Celebrating financial independence
SumUp Air Card Reader
TouchWrap by WeGift: New Look Digital Gift Cards

Emerging Payments Marketing Campaign of the Year
eNett International: The True Cost of Payments
MasterCard & Android Pay: Fare Free Monday Campaign
Post Office Travel Money Card
Bacs: The Current Account Switch Service’s Switch Guarantee Guy
‘The World’s First PayTech Bottle’ nominated by Mir Limited and Global Processing Services

Best Service Organisation supporting the Emerging Payments Industry
Cybertonica: A thriving Artificial Intelligence technology partner committed to grow e/m-commerce businesses and build their customer’s trust
Saxo Payments Banking Circle
Today’s chargeback system is broken – Ethoca is replacing it piece by piece
W2 Global Data

Leading Regulated Organisation
Bacs Regulated Payment services delivering excellence for the UK Economy and Global Processing Services
First Capital Cashflow – Industry leading Direct Debit and Direct Credit
PrePay Solutions – Heading up the industry

Leading Emerging Payments Organisation
GPS unleashes innovation across the global emerging payments ecosystem
Paysafe Group
The PCT Difference

Leading Payments Start-Up
Capital on Tap – Business Rewards Card

Emerging Payments Entrepreneur of the Year
Amos Mieri
Founder of WeGift – Aron Alexander
Louis-James Davis, CEO of VST Enterprises
Monica Eaton-Cardone: Retail entrepreneur to chargeback innovator
Tony Kerr and Craig Dewar: entrepreneurial vision means no compromises for Global Processing Services

Big congratulations to all finalists!

Looking forward to seeing you at the awards on 5th October.