Dinner & Ceremony

29 April 2021

JW Marriott Grosvenor House
Park Lane London

Open to All Industry

Innovation in Retail Payments

This category is open to all organisations involved in the retail payments chain. Where appropriate, submissions can be in conjunction with their merchant acquirers, PSPs or other payments providers. The entry should demonstrate a proactive approach to embracing payments as a core part of the business strategy. The initiative or series of payments initiatives (supporting either online and / or face-to-face payments) should show what activities have undertaken during the qualifying period to set them apart as a strong advocate of frictionless commerce. This will have resulted in improvements to the customer experience and a corresponding uplift in business performance. The qualifying period is 1 January 2019 to 31 August 2020.

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Industry Achievement Award

Sponsored by American Express

This special award is open to all and will be presented to an individual or team who has had an influential impact on the industry. The achievement is likely to have made a significant contribution to the advancement and success of any aspect of the card and payments industry. Nominations may apply to anyone in the industry and are not restricted to financial institutions. The judges will nominate candidates that they feel qualify for this award; however individuals or organisations are also welcome to submit nominations by 21 September 2020. The nominations should consist of a maximum of 250 words detailing the achievement and why it should be recognised.

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Changing lives in the Community

Entries are invited from all industry participants to demonstrate a project that has benefitted broader society. The judges will be looking for a successful community project illustrating results achieved between 1 January 2019 and 31 August 2020, which has effectively delivered its corporate and social responsibility objectives and has made a material and sustainable difference to the community/ stakeholder groups it is serving.

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Best Payments Industry Newcomer

Sponsored by Mastercard

The Card and Payments Awards welcome entries for this exciting award which recognises a newcomer organisation that commenced operating no earlier than 36 months prior to 1 April 2020. The organisation will be offering a payments related service or product which is delivering value and benefit to any aspect of the payments ecosystem. The organisation will be making an impact through performance, innovation, value to stakeholders etc. It will deliver an innovative solution to a specific set of problems or indeed it may be creating opportunity. The judges will be interested to see that the organisation is performing well and gaining in traction with an initiative that promises longevity. The organisation might evidence developed relationships, implementations, contracts and other indications of positive performance.

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Best Initiative in Open Banking

Entries are accepted from any regulated provider using Open Banking to offer new or refreshed payment services to their customers. The initiative could relate to any part of the payment process, including personal and business current accounts, credit cards and online e-money accounts. Entries should refer to activity during the period 1 January 2019 to 31 August 2020. Please note that entries should be submitted by the organisation that has the direct interface with the end payer or the merchant offering the service.

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Best Initiative from an SME

This award is open to all industry participants from small and medium enterprises (fewer than 250 employees and turnover of less than £40M), who can demonstrate success of an initiative launched between 1 January 2019 and 31 August 2020. Judges will be looking for projects and innovations which demonstrate an increase in the organisation’s competitiveness and effectiveness in the wider market. Initiatives can be a product, service, technology, system or programme.

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Best Industry Innovation

Sponsored by Fiserv

Entries are invited from all industry participants. Judges will be looking for innovations implemented or launched between 1 January 2019 and 31 August 2020, which have increased the organisation’s competitiveness and effectiveness and could be considered firsts in the market. An innovation can be a product, service, technology, system or procedure.

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Call for Entries
June2020
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Entry Deadline
October2020
16
Shortlist Announced
November2020
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Dinner & Ceremony
April2021

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