The Card and Payments Awards Winners Announced

Winners and finalists celebrated at the premier awards for the UK and Irish card and payments industry.

Some 1100 senior figures from the UK and Irish card and payments industries attended the twelfth annual Card & Payments Awards to celebrate finalists and winners across all categories.

The awards dinner and ceremony, held at The Grosvenor House Hotel was hosted by the UK’s leading impressionist, Jon Culshaw. The Card and Payments Awards recognises and rewards best practice, innovation and excellence in the Card and Payments Industry setting benchmarks for the industry to follow.

The event, once again, raised valuable funds for charity. This year the industry supported the MS Society raising an impressive £18,500 on the night.

A wide range of quality entries were received from key participants and the winners of the awards came from all segments of the industry.  The 2017 winners are:


Industry Achievement Award:                                  

Raphaels Bank and Faster Payments Scheme for their collaborative efforts in bringing faster payments to the UK market.


Best Technology Initiative of the Year:                  

American Express with Ethoca & Accertify – Automating the end-to-end CNP Fraud Feedback Loop


Best Prepaid Product of the Year:                           

Monzo and Wirecard Card Solutions – Automating the end-to-end CNP Fraud Feedback Loop


Best Security or Anti-Fraud Development:          

Barclaycard – Solve Centurion by The Logic Group – a Barclaycard Business


Best Benefits or Loyalty Programme of the Year:             

American Express – Safekey Pay with Points


Best Initiative in Mobile Payments:                        

First Data – CloverTM Mobile


Best Alternative or Digital Payments Programme:           

Saxo Payments – An entirely new cross border payments solution


Best Industry Innovation of the Year:    

The UK Cards Association – Contactless Transit Framework


Best Achievement in Customer Service:

Lloyds Banking Group – Transforming Customer Journey


Best Payments Industry Newcomer:      

PaymentsCompliance – PaymentsCompliance helps payments professionals manage and mitigate risk


Best Achievement in TCF:           

Capital One – Helping Customers Succeed


Best Business Card Programme:

Ixaris Technologies – Ixaris in Partnership with Amadeus


Best Design of the Year:              

Engage – Smartcash by Engage – Celebrating financial independence


Best Debit Card Programme of the Year:              

Permanent TSB – Explore Account


Best Debit Card Programme of the Year:              

RBS – RBS MyRewards Programme


Best Credit Card Product of the Year:    

Asda Money and BNP Paribas Personal Finance – Asda Money Cashback Credit Cards


Best Achievement in Retail Payments:  

Tesco Bank – PayQwik


Best CSR Programme of the Year:           

American Express – Realise the Potential of the Community


Best Marketing Campaign of the Year:  

Realex Payments – Realex FinAppsParty Marketing Campaign 2016


View a full list of winners and selected photos from the evening.


The independent judging panel of industry experts was chaired by Mr Roger Alexander. For a full list of judges please click here.

Michael Harty, Managing Director of The Card and Payments Awards, organisers of the Awards, “These awards act as a source of inspiration for the whole industry recognising best practice and setting benchmarks for the entire industry – while we recognise these amazing organisations on the night, its important to recognise that the ultimate beneficiary is the consumer”.

The Card & Payments Awards enjoy the support of prime sponsor TSYS International and silver sponsor Ingenico.

Award category sponsors are American Express, Diners Club International, Experian, FICO, First Data, Gemalto, Giesecke & Devrient, Mastercard and Visa. The Welcome Reception was sponsored by VocaLink and the After–Show party was sponsored by Contis Group.  The entry process for The Card & Payments Awards 2018 will be launched in June 2017.

The Card & Payments Awards will issue a comprehensive award Winner’s e-magazine including event photos to be mailed in March 2017. To receive a copy please send your email address to


For further enquiries, please contact:

Katie Crowe

The Card and Payments Awards

Tel: 020 7866 8188



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