Winners Revealed at the UK Emerging Payments Awards 2016

Vodafone, Saxo Payments and Wirecard among the big winners at the ninth annual Emerging Payments Awards, hosted by the Emerging Payments Association

London, UK. 14 October 2016 – Global leaders and innovators in PayTech and FinTech were rewarded at the 2016 Emerging Payments Awards.

Recognising and celebrating the best the payments industry has to offer, the Emerging Payments Awards were presented at The Hilton, Park Lane in London on Wednesday 12 October.

Emerging with multiple trophies to its name, Vodafone was recognised by the judges for its wallet technology and loyalty offering, while Saxo Payments picked up three awards, including its CEO Anders la Cour, identified as a leading entrepreneurial voice in emerging payments. UK startup Wirecard took home two awards, including Leading Prepaid Organisation.

Tony Craddock, Chairman, The Emerging Payments Awards, commented, The Emerging Payments Awards are the highlight of the PayTech calendar and we’re thrilled this year to see so much innovation in both payment technology and services that are making a real difference to consumers’ lives all over the world.

Payments is one of the most dynamic and exciting industries in the world today, driven forwards by the creative minds behind many of the payment methods we use securely and conveniently worldwide. We have worked extremely hard over the last 12 months to ensure that each of our awards reflects what is actually happening on the ground with new emerging and alternative payments and I’d like to congratulate all of the nominees and winners on their success this year.

New awards for 2016 included specific categories for proximity payments, (not only contactless), and also CSR and consumer banking initiatives. These joined an established programme of awards looking for the best incentive, consumer and corporate prepaid programme, front- and back-end innovations, and leading emerging payments organisation.

For a full list of all the Emerging Payments Awards 2016 winners across 20 categories, visit

About the Emerging Payments Awards:

The Emerging Payments Awards are the highlight of the payments innovation calendar in the UK, produced in association with the Emerging Payments Association. The Emerging Payments Awards have now celebrated their ninth edition, celebrating the best of the best in the PayTech industry.

It celebrates innovation, collaboration and emerging payments by recognising companies that have made significant advances in how we pay today. As the payments industry has boomed, so have the awards and it now welcomes over 600 attendees from the biggest names in the business to the latest startups. The Emerging Payments Awards will continue to grow and commend the companies helping push payments beyond boundaries to new levels of innovation.

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