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Payments Awards 2017: winners announced

Written by Anthony Strzalek

Klarna, Zapper, Ethoca, Bleep, Barclaycard, Vocalink and Paysafe were among the companies who collected trophies at the fifth annual Payments Awards last night, hosted by National Technology News' sister titles, Retail Systems and FStech.

Recognising excellence and innovation across the payments sector, the 2017 awards received a record number of entries, reflected in this year’s closely fought categories.

The winners were revealed at a glittering gala dinner and awards ceremony at the London Marriott Hotel in Grosvenor Square, hosted by actor and presenter Chris Barrie.

Congratulations to all of our winners:

Best Online Payments Solution (Consumer)
WINNER: Klarna

Best Online Payments Solution (Merchant)
WINNER: Close Brothers Retail Finance

Best Mobile Payments Solution
WINNER: Zapper

Best In-Store Payments Solution - sponsored by Wirecard
WINNER: Epos Now

Best Contactless Payments Project
WINNER: Barclaycard

Anti-Fraud or Security Solution of the Year
WINNER: Ethoca
Highly commended: InAuth

Most Disruptive Payments Technology

Payments Startup of the Year - sponsored by Paysafe
WINNER: Modulr

Technology Provider of the Year

Best Cross-Border Payments Solution (Consumer)
WINNER: Mahindra Comviva and Econet Wireless

Best Cross-Border Payments Solution (Business)
WINNER: Currencycloud

Best Merchant Acquirer or Processor
WINNER: Paysafe

Clearing or Settlement Initiative of the Year
WINNER: ClearBank

Lending Initiative of the Year
Highly commended: iwoca

B2B Payments Innovation of the Year
WINNER: Starling Bank

Best Prepaid Card Solution
WINNER: allpay

Best Alternative Payments Project
WINNER: Financial Software and Systems

Payments Infrastructure Award
WINNER: Vocalink
Highly commended: GoCardless

Marketing Campaign of the Year
WINNER: Nationwide Building Society

Payments Innovation of the Year

Payments Pioneer Award
WINNER: Andrea Dunlop, CEO, Card Solutions & Acquiring, Paysafe Group