The Card & Payments Awards today publish the full list of finalists for 2020. This announcement comes ahead of the fifteenth annual gala dinner and awards ceremony, which will be held on Thursday 6th February 2020 at The JW Marriott Grosvenor House in London.
Entries came in from over 70 different organisations and represented a cross-section of the UK & Irish payments industry. Entry numbers were the highest in several years. Following a thorough judging process, this diverse mix of cards and payments companies have been shortlisted for one or more award.
The Card & Payments Awards provides an opportunity for companies to highlight recent successes and share these achievements with the whole industry.
Entries were judged on innovation, commercial success, Customer Value Proposition, creativity and speed of adoption. The distinguished judging panel, chaired by Roger Alexander, comprises independent senior executives and recognised experts from across the financial services industry.
The award categories are listed below.
Best Achievement in Customer Service
Best Achievement in Payments Processing
Best Achievement in Retail Payments
Best Benefits or Loyalty Programme of the Year
Best Consumer Credit Card or Credit Facility
Best Current Account of the Year
Best Design of the Year
Best Service to Business
Best Industry Innovation of the Year
Best Initiative from an SME
Best Initiative in Digital Payments
Best Marketing Campaign of the Year
Best Payments Industry Newcomer
Best Prepaid Product of the Year
Best Security or Anti-Fraud Development
Best Technology Initiative of the Year
Changing Lives in the Community
Excellence in Operational Innovation
Social Inclusion in Financial Services
In addition, we will announce the winner of the Industry Achievement Award on the night. This special award is presented to an individual or company that has had a considerable positive impact on the card and payments industry.
The Card & Payments Awards is supported by TSYS (Prime Sponsor), American Express, Auriemma, Banking Circle, Contis, Discover Global Network, Ethoca, FICO, First Data, Ingenico (Silver Sponsor and Payments Partner), Mastercard, Moorwand, Reward, Tribe Payments and Visa.
The winners will be announced at the black-tie Awards Ceremony and Dinner on Thursday 6th February 2020 at The JW Marriott Grosvenor House Hotel in London.
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