Finalists 2020

We received a 50% increase in entries for the Emerging Payments Awards this year. After a lot of deliberation, we’re delighted to announce the 2020 shortlist:

Best International Payments, Remittance or use of FX

  • Banking Circle
  • Crown Agents Bank – EMpowerFX
  • Ebury – Faster and Smarter Global Payments
  • Flywire
  • Ixaris & Global Processing Services (GPS)
  • Post Office Ltd – Post Office Travel app


Best Financial Inclusion Payments Programme

  • Airtel Money Uganda by Airtel Uganda and Comviva
  • Banking Circle
  • PFS (a company of EML) 
  • Easypaisa by 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
  • Monzo Business
  • Payoneer
  • PPS – PPS and Countingup
  • WEX


Best Banking or Open Banking Initiative

  • Bankily by BPM Mauritania and Comviva
  • Currensea & Global Processing Services (GPS)
  • Konsentus – Konsentus Verify
  • Lloyds Banking Group – Payables API
  • Railsbank – Banking as a Service
  • 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
  • Alerts + Eliminator by Ethoca
  • Jumio – AI-Powered Identity Verification for Financial Services
  • Kani
  • Visa Europe – Visa Advanced Authorisation


Most Innovative Mobile or Financial Services Payments Solution

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


Most Innovative Merchant Services Solution

  • Airtel Money Uganda by Airtel Uganda and Comviva
  • Checkout.com
  • Cybertonica Ltd – GoFrictionless™
  • Ingenico Enterprise Retail
  • PayDock
  • Premier Technologies (MerchantSuite) – 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
  • Their Perfect Gift by Wirecard
  • Thyngs Ltd
  • Apple Pay For WooCommerce Payment Plugin by Total Processing


Marketing Campaign of the Year

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


Leading Financial Services or Payments Start-Up

  • Currensea & Global Processing Services (GPS)
  • Kani
  • Ordo
  • PayDock
  • SimplyPayMe with Mastercard
  • Tribe Payments
  • Weavr.io


Leading Emerging Payments Organisation

  • Global Processing Services (GPS) – The Super Processor™
  • PPRO
  • PPS
  • Trustly


Best Use of Blockchain in Financial Services

  • Eligma Ltd
  • Nuggets


Best Direct Account to Account Solution

  • mobiquity® Money – COVID-19 Response by Comviva
  • 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
  • Thyngs
  • CollecTin® More – SumUp & Sprout – Fundraising for Claire House
  • Railsbank – LightningAid.org
  • Fair For You’s 4,000 Families by EML


Best Market Expansion

  • Ebury – What borders?
  • GLINT PAY
  • Global Processing Services (GPS) Launch of APAC Hub in Singapore
  • Railsbank


Congratulations to all finalists!