The Card and Payments Awards announce the shortlist for 2013

Near record entry levels with some excellent submissions leads to strong shortlist for TCPA 2013

The Card & Payments Awards 2013 will announce the winners at the black-tie Awards Dinner & Ceremony on 6th February 2013. Ahead of this, the finalists for all categories are announced today.

Entries across all categories were strong, up almost 10% on 2012 and interest was spread across all categories reflecting the widespread attraction of the Awards.

Entries were closely scrutinised against their category criteria by the Judging Panel which comprises representatives from the payments organisations and various industry commentators and experts and is again chaired by John Woods, Chairman of Moneyfacts Group.

John Woods commented : “ Year on year the judging panel are impressed by the range of submissions that come in from the industry. This year was no exception. We were pleased to see entries from organisations new to the Awards as well as consistent supporters of the Awards. Many of the entries demonstrated how the industry is increasing its customer focus across all disciplines. Value and service to the customer resonate throughout the entries that have been shortlisted.”

The shortlisted finalists are:

Best Card Design of the Year

Asda & LaSer UK – Asda Money Credit Card
Barclays Bank – Barclays Personalised Debit Card
Capital One – Aspire Elite
Contis Group – credEcardplus
Home Retail Group & Vanquis Bank – Argos Credit Card
M&S Bank – New Fashioned Banking : Slice of British Life Debit Card

Best Marketing Campaign of the Year – Credit Cards

Sponsored by FIS

Asda & LaSer UK – Asda Money Credit Card
Barclaycard – ‘Amazing May’
M&S Bank – M&S Credit Card ‘Points Millionaire’ Campaign
Santander Cards – Launch of 3% Cash Back on National Rail and TFL
Santander Cards – You Spend, You Save
Tesco Bank – Frozen

Best Marketing Campaign of the Year – Other Payments Products

Sponsored by FIS

Barclaycard – PayBand – Barclaycard Wireless Festival 2012
Barclaycard – PayTag
Barclays Bank – Barclays Personalised Debit Card
Skrill (Moneybookers) &Wirecard Card Solutions – “Score with Skrill” Euro 2012 campaign

Best Card Benefits Programme of the Year

Sponsored by Affinion International

American Express – Realise The Potential London
American Express – Taste from Platinum and Platinum Curated
Capital One – Aspire Elite
InterContinental Hotels Group & Barclaycard – Priority Club Rewards Black Visa, Powered by Barclaycard
Marriott & LaSer UK – Marriott Rewards Credit Card
Santander Cards – 123 Cashback from Santander

Best Card Cross-Selling Programme of the Year

Sponsored by Citymain (Part of SPB Group)

American Express – IdentityDefence Platinum
Barclaycard – Balance Transfers
The Co-operative Bank – Shop and Win

Best Affinity or Co-Branded Card Programme

Asda & LaSer UK – Asda Money Credit Card
Costco & American Express – The Costco True Earnings American Express Credit Card
InterContinental Hotels Group & Barclaycard -Priority Club Rewards Black Visa, Powered by Barclaycard
M&S Bank – M&S Credit Card
New Look & Ikano Financial Services – New Look Card Programme
Virgin Atlantic Airways & MBNA – The Virgin Atlantic Credit Card Account

Best Charity Card Programme

Sponsored by Paythru

Amnesty International & The Co-operative Bank – The Amnesty International UK Credit Card

Best Business Card Programme

Sponsored by TSYS Managed Services EMEA

Access Prepaid Worldwide & Raphaels Bank – Cash Passport & Erasmus Travel Programme
AirPlus International – The Financial Services Industry’s First Entirely Carbon-Neutral Product
Bank of Ireland – Business Card Programme
CashFlows – CashFlows Biometric Prepaid Card
CorporatePay – CorporatePay Virtual Solution
Marriott & J.P. Morgan – The UK Marriott Purchasing Card

Best Corporate Social Responsibility Programme

Sponsored by Diners Club International

AirPlus International – The Financial Service Industry’s First Entirely Carbon-Neutral Product
American Express – Realise the Potential of the Community
Santander Cards – Santander Foundation Fund

Best Merchant Acquiring Initiative

AIB Merchant Services – TransactionAge
CashFlows – CashFlows Account
Chase Paymentech Europe – Payments Expertise That Powers Growth
Lloyds TSB Cardnet – London 2012 Games
WorldPay – Streamline broadens core proposition in time for London 2012

Best Alternative Payments Programme

Barclaycard – Precisionpay
i-movo – i-movo CashOut:Digital Voucher System
London Borough of Brent & Prepaid Financial Services – Brent Direct Payments
O2 Money Telefonica UK& IDT Financial Services – O2 Money Account Virtual Visa Prepaid Card
Skrill (Moneybookers) – Skrill
WorldPay – WorldPay Alternative Payments

Best Initiative in Mobile Payments

Sponsored by Giesecke & Devrient

Acceptacard – Payatrader
Barclaycard – PayTag
Barclays Bank – Pingit
Elavon Merchant Services – Secure Mobile Card Processing, Anytime, Anywhere
Lloyds TSB & Samsung – Visa, Lloyds TSB & Samsung – Olympic Mobile Payments Showcase
O2 Money Telefonica UK & IDT Financial Services – Money Message from O2

Best Security or Anti-Fraud Development

Barclays Wealth & Barclaycard – Barclaycard Wealth Fraud Strategy
Capital One – Capital One Anti -Fraud Development
LaSer UK – LaSer UK + GB Group Anti-Fraud Development
Santander Cards – Credit Card Alerts…Safe and Secure
WorldPay -WorldPay Dispute Management System

Best Technology Initiative of the Year

Sponsored by Ingenico

Acceptacard -Payatrader
Aurora Fashions & Ikano Financial Services – Card Application Processing via iPads
Barclaycard -PayBand
Barclaycard -Precisionpay
FairFX & Wirecard Card Solutions -First UK Currency Provider to offer Mobile Banking
Paythru -ParkREG powered by Paythru

Best Industry Innovation of the Year

Sponsored by First Data

Acceptacard -Payatrader
American Express -American Express + foursquare Partnership
CashFlows -CashFlows Account
Elavon Merchant Services -Enabling Business – Card Processing for a New Market Segment
Moneycorp & Clydesdale Bank – Explorer Prepaid Card
O2 Money Telefonica UK &IDT Financial Services – O2 Wallet

Best CRM Programme

Sponsored by ACI Worldwide

Marriott & LaSer UK – Marriott Rewards Credit Card
Nationwide Building Society – Selecting The Best
Royal Bank of Scotland Group – RBSG & AIMIA Your Points
Santander Cards – CRM…As Easy As 123
Virgin Atlantic Airways & MBNA – The Virgin Atlantic Credit Card Account

Best Overseas Payments Programme

Barclaycard US – Ring Credit Card
Barclays Wealth & Barclaycard – Barclays Wealth Card, Powered by Barclaycard
CashFlows – Prego Pay2Home Programme
Contis Group – credEcardplus & TCS Overseas Payment Programme
Skrill (Moneybookers) – Skrill

Best Achievement in Customer Service

Sponsored by MasterCard

AIB Merchant Services – AIB Merchant Services Corporate Account Specialists
Asda & LaSer UK – Asda Money Credit Card
Barclaycard – eStatements
Barclaycard – Mobile Account Servicing
HSBC Bank – First Direct Credit Card
Nationwide Building Society – Listening to our customers

Most Responsible Credit Lending Practices

Sponsored by Visa

CompuCredit UK & Raphaels Bank – The Rise Visa Credit Card
MBNA – Customer Assistance Accreditation programme
Nationwide Building Society – Proactive Paths
SAV Credit – Aqua Card

Best New Debit Card Programme of the Year

Sponsored by Chubb

Bank of Ireland – Bank of Ireland Debit Card
Barclays Bank – Personalised Debit Card Programme
Duncan Lawrie – Duncan Lawrie Visa Simplyone
M&S Bank – M&S Debit Card with Rewards – Designed by Customers for Customers

Best New Prepaid Card Product of the Year

CitizenCard & Valitor – Visa Prepaid CitizenCard
CashFlows – CashFlows Biometric Prepaid Card
CorporatePay – CorporatePay Virtual Solution
Moneycorp & Clydesdale Bank – Explorer Prepaid Card
O2 Money Telefonica UK & IDT Financial Services – O2 Money Account Visa Prepaid Card
Ramsdens & Wirecard Card Solutions – Ramsdens Travel Cards – An Instant Hit!

Best New Credit Card Product of the Year

Amazon & MBNA – Amazon Retail Finance Card with Apply & Buy
Asda & LaSer UK – Asda Money Credit Card
Barclaycard Global Business Solutions – Barclaycard Business Cashback
Marriott & LaSer UK – Marriott Rewards Credit Card
MBNA – MBNA Rate For Life
Nationwide Building Society – Select: Our Best Ever Credit Card

The winner of the award for Industry Personality of the Year will be announced on the night.

All potential attendees are reminded that they should book their tables as soon as possible. The evening is an excellent networking opportunity, an occasion to celebrate as a team, and to entertain VIPs, business partners and clients. Once again The Card & Payments Awards seeks to raise substantial funds for its nominated charity for 2013. This year the recipient will be Great Ormond Street Hospital.

 

 

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