Ahead of the twelfth annual awards ceremony to be held on 2nd February 2017 at The Grosvenor House Hotel in London, the finalists for The Card & Payments Awards, the premier event in the UK and Ireland’s Card and Payments Industry, are announced today.
A record number of entries was received from nearly 70 different organisations across the UK & Irish payments industry. Following a rigorous independent judging process, a variety of card and payment services organisations are shortlisted as finalists for one or more award. The Card & Payments Awards provides a platform for achievements to be showcased across 18 award categories. The categories seek to recognise those who respond to customers’ needs with responsible lending practices, product and technological innovation, and operational and customer care excellence.
Entries were judged on contribution to the industry, demonstration of improvements, value to customers and evidence of commercial results by an independent judging panel, chaired by Mr Roger Alexander. The panel comprises independent senior executives from the payments industry as well as experts from other industries.
The categories, sponsored by TSYS (Prime Sponsor) American Express, Diners Club International, FICO, First Data, Gemalto, Giesecke & Devrient, Ingenico (Silver Sponsor), Mastercard and Visa, are as follows:
- Best Credit Card Product of the Year
- Best Prepaid Product of the Year
- Best Debit Card Programme of the Year
- Best Business Card Programme
- Best Design of the Year
- Best Marketing Campaign of the Year
- Best Benefits or Loyalty Programme of the Year
- Best CSR Programme
- Best Achievement in TCF
- Best Achievement in Retail Payments
- Best Achievement in Customer Service
- Best Initiative in Mobile Payments
- Best Alternative or Digital Payments Programme
- Best Security or Anti-Fraud Development
- Best Technology Initiative of the Year
- Best Industry Innovation of the Year
- Best Payments Industry Newcomer
In addition, we will announce the winner of the Industry Achievement Award on the night. This special award is rewarded to an individual or company that has made a significant contribution to the advancement and success of any aspect of the card and payments industry.
Alongside the category sponsors, The Card & Payments Awards is supported by VocaLink as Reception Sponsor, Contis Group Sponsor of the after show party and Paysafe sponsor of our Gift Bags.
The winners will be announced at the now industry staple black-tie Awards Ceremony and Dinner on Thursday 2nd February 2017 at The Grosvenor House Hotel in London.
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