Payments Awards 2021 winners announced

HSBC, Starling Bank, and NatWest, were among those to scoop up awards at last night’s Payments Awards ceremony in Central London.

After a challenging 18 months, guests were finally able to meet in person for a glitzy gala dinner at the Marriott Grosvenor Square.

Now in its ninth year, the Awards recognise companies that have demonstrated excellence and innovation in the payments space.

Other winners on the night included HyperJar, which won both the category for Most Disruptive Payments Technology and Money Management App of the Year, and Mastercard which also took home two awards: Best Contactless Payments Project and Best Use of Biometrics.

All the evening’s winners are as follows:

Best Online Payments Solution - Consumer
Winner: Payit by NatWest

Best Online Payments Solution - Merchant
Winner: ACI Secure eCommerce by ACI Worldwide

Best Mobile Payments Solution - sponsored by MuchBetter
Winner: MobiCash for charities by Compass Plus

Best In-store Payments Solution
Winner: AEVI

Best Contactless Payments Project

Winner: Enhanced Contactless (Ecos) by Mastercard

Best Prepaid Card Solution

Winner: Valutec by FIS

Consumer Anti-Fraud Solution of the Year
Winner: Confirmation of Payee by Pay.UK

Merchant Anti-Fraud Solution of the Year
Winner: Signifyd

Security Innovation of the Year
Winner: Netacea

Payments Compliance Technology of the Year
Winner: PCI Pal

Most Disruptive Payments Technology
Winner: HyperJar

Payments Startup of the Year
Winner: Swipen

Payment Technology Provider of the Year
Winner: WEX Inc

Best Merchant Acquirer or Processor - sponsored by UTP Group
Winner: Cashflows

Best Cross-Border Payments Infrastructure
Winner: FIS

Best Cross-Border Payments Service
Winner: PayXpert

FX Innovation of the Year
Winner: Reach

Lending Initiative of the Year
Winner: Starling Bank

Money Management App of the Year
Winner: HyperJar

B2B Payments Innovation of the Year
Winner: HSBC

Best Alternative Payments Project
Winner: MOVii and Comviva

Marketing Campaign of the Year

Winner: Swipen

Best Use of Biometrics
Winner: Mastercard

Blockchain or Cryptocurrency Initiative of the Year - sponsored by Swipen
Winner: MoonPay

PSD2 or Open Banking Initiative of the Year - sponsored by OpenPayd
Winner: Starling Bank

Payments Infrastructure Award
Winner: Banking Circle

Payments Innovation of the Year - sponsored by HSBC
Winner: UTP Group

Social Inclusion Project of the Year
Winner: Starling Bank

Payments Pioneer Award
Winner: Marion King, NatWest

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