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Payments Awards 2019 winners announced

Written by Peter Walker
14/11/19

SWIFT and Token.io both celebrated double wins at last night’s Payments Awards.

Now in its seventh year, the payment sector’s biggest event of the year was celebrated with a glitzy gala dinner at the Marriott in London’s Grosvenor Square.

The Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication, or SWIFT, took home the Best Cross-Border Payments Solution and Payments Infrastructure Award, while open banking platform Token.io won Payments Start-up of the Year and PSD2 or Open Banking Initiative of the Year.

Elsewhere, SmartTrade App chairman and chief strategy officer Gary Prince was named a Payments Pioneer, while Wirecard and its subsidiary McLEAR won Marketing Campaign of the Year and Best Contactless Payments Project, respectively.

All the evening’s winners are as follows:

Best Online Payments Solution – Consumer
Winner: Paysafe Group

Best Payments Solution – Merchant
Winner: Checkout.com

Best Mobile Payments Solution
Winner: PrePay Solutions

Best In-store Payments Solution
Winner: First Data

Best Contactless Payments Project
Winner: McLEAR, issued by Wirecard

Best Prepaid Card Solution
Winner: WeGift

Anti-Fraud Solution of the Year
Winner: Eckoh

Security Innovation of the Year
Winner: Gala Technology

Most Disruptive Payments Technology
Winner: SmartTrade App

Payments Start-up of the Year
Winner: Token.io

Technology Provider of the Year
Winner: Vocalink
Highly Commended: Pay360 by Capita

Best Merchant Acquirer or Processor
Winner: Credorax

Best Cross-Border Payments Solution
Winner: SWIFT

Lending Initiative of the Year
Winner: Divido

Personal Finance App of the Year
Winner: Yolt

B2B Payments Innovation of the Year
Winner: Barclaycard

Best Alternative Payments Project
Winner: AsiaHawala and Comviva

Marketing Campaign of the Year
Winner: Wirecard

Best Use of Biometrics
Winner: Jumio
Highly Commended: HSBC

Blockchain or Cryptocurrency Initiative of the Year
Winner: Coinbase & Paysafe

PSD2 or Open Banking Initiative of the Year
Winner: Token.io

Payments Infrastructure Award
Winner: SWIFT

Payments Innovation of the Year
Winner: Bink

Payments Pioneer Award
Winner: Gary Prince, Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer, SmartTrade App



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