Merchant Payments Ecosystem - Awards

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Winners announced for Merchant Payments Ecosystem Awards 2020!

The most innovative European Merchant payments companies were recognised and the winners announced during the MPE 2020 Awards Gala Dinner & Ceremony, on February 19, in Berlin at MPE 2020 conference. The MPE Awards have, over the last 10 years, become an important benchmark of global excellence in the European card acquiring, POS and merchant payments.

The MPE Awards 2020 recognised the best payment companies in 13 categories, divided into 2 groups with different voting/judging process.

This year marked a major revamp of the MPE Awards categories to better align with new trends & technologies in payment acceptance, as well as opening up entries to a broader range of entrants. The newly structured categories included 3 new categories:

  • BEST TECHNICAL & SERVICE PROVIDER, ORGANISATION
  • BEST PISP, AISP
  • BEST PAAS PROVIDER

Categories have also been expanded across the board to appeal to a wider range of entrants. This included the categories recognizing the achievements of professional services organizations like consulting firms, HR companies, PR companies, Legal companies, security assessors and new industry players like PISP, AISP and PAAS providers.

We are delighted about the record number of entries: over 180 submissions had been received by the entry deadline. And we would like to thank the MPE 2020 Awards Judges who selected the winners this year. Our congratulations go to all of the winners & nominees of the MPE 2020 Awards and to WebShield, the sponsor of the MPE Awards Category “The Influencer of the year.

And what about the MPE 2021 Awards?

If you are interested in getting the information about the upcoming MPE 2021 Awards, please join our mailing list to receive the information about the Awards Calendar, categories & submission process.

MPE Awards 2020 statuette

MPE Awards 2020 Winner - Public vote

CATEGORY: Influencer of the Year

“MPE Influencer of the Year” Award will go to the most influential payment provider for the significant contribution to the growth and development of the merchant payments industry during the last year.

... and the winner is

Daria Rippingale, CEO, Bankingblocks

MPE Awards 2020 Shortlisted & Winners

The award will go to a Merchant who has the best Payments based initiative of the year, or to any stakeholder who has delivered the best Payments based initiative of the year to a Merchant.

Shortlisted parties

Abrantix
CMSPI
Splitit

... and the winner is

This Award will go to the year’s outstanding PSP/ payment transaction service provider/processor who provides the best overall service to its merchants.

Shortlisted parties

Cardstream
Splitit
SafeCharge

... and the winner is

The award will go to the provider with the best performing ID, Authentication, Security or Anti-Fraud system.

Shortlisted parties

Riskified
Barclaycard
Signifyd
Sift

... and the winner is

This Award will go to the Acquirer, ISO or POS Provider who can demonstrate real differentiation at the Point of Sale.

Shortlisted parties

SumUp
PayCore
Multinet Up

... and the winner is

This will be awarded for the best example of a Payments Partnership between any organisations operating in the Merchant Ecosystem.

Shortlisted parties

Vipps, nominated by their customer Ruter
PPRO (on behalf of its partnership with Credorax)
Enterpay, VR-Payment and Teba Kreditbank

... and the winner is

This Award will go to the year’s outstanding Acquirer who has developed an excellent acquiring service for merchants and/or PSPs Internationally.

Shortlisted parties

EVO Payments
myPOS World
Credorax

... and the winner is

The Award will go to any business operating in the Merchant Ecosystem who has implemented the best product/service in the area of Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence (Machine Learning).

Shortlisted parties

ProcessOut
Fraugster
IZICAP

... and the winner is

The Award will go to the Provider of an ALTERNATIVE / LOCAL payment method that most effectively facilitates consumer payment without the use of a payment card, i.e. methods like OBeP, open and closed wallets, cryptocurrency payments, in-app payments, direct-carrier billing, etc. (examples of Alternative /local payment method: Sofort, Klarna, IDEAL, etc.).

Shortlisted parties

MobilePay
Payconiq International
BPC

... and the winner is

This Award will go to infrastructure providers, professional services organisations like consulting firms, HR companies, PR companies, Legal companies, security assesors - those who provide outstanding services to merchants or merchant service providers.

Shortlisted parties

Ethoca
Web Shield
Cybertonica
Chargebacks911

... and the winner is

This Award will go to those who bring open banking services to merchant community, and provide best customer experience.

Shortlisted parties

Trustly
Token.io
Nuapay, a Sentenial company

... and the winner is

This Award will go to those PaaS (Payments as a Service) parties offering best payment services and /or best IT platform solutions to to banks, acquirers , PSPs and merchants and possibly supplemented with managed services.

Shortlisted parties

PPRO
Cardstream
Modo

... and the winner is

This Award will go to the winner of the Innovation Corner competition for the most innovative start-up company in Merchant Payments Ecosystem.

Shortlisted parties

Cellfie
Statice
Silkpay
Nethone
Reflow
Parcela
Cashaa
Softpos
Trilo
Knowmenow

... and the winner is

F.A.Q.

Date TBC. Please join our mailing list to receive the information about the Awards Calendar, categories & submission process.
Any company qualifying as part of the payment acceptance value chain worldwide.
Anybody working as part of a team or department responsible for a particular solution/service (one to become a subject of the entry), a marketing, communication or PR specialist whom has been appointed this task or who is generally responsible for awards submissions.
The sole process of sending the application is done via an online form and is thoroughly described in the next section as well as the steps you need to do before you actually submit anything.
You can enter maximum of three categories.
Yes, you can enter the same category/categories with the same or different product/service. You can also enter category/categories you have not attended before with a product/service you have previously used. However, if you previously won any of the categories, please also refer to the next point.
Definitely, the only condition here is that you cannot enter neither the same nor the rest of the categories with the same product/service you won with previously. However, you can enter the same category you won previously with a different product/service.
MPE Awards is very prestigious and unique in its concept. Therefore, you should carefully consider your choice. The awards ceremony traditionally takes place on the second night of the three day conference. Since the conference itself is attended by senior representatives, there is a pretty good chance you already have the right person on spot. As winning parties are notified several days prior to the ceremony, you will have enough time to appoint the proper member of your crew to pick up your prize. If you won the „Acquiring Personality of the Year“ category, well, it is your call to take what is yours :-)
Recognition and prestige. You being the winner, it is our commitment to make sure your name is spelled in the organizer.
The major card and payments acceptance media after the conference. A separate PR campaign utilizing the world-class media distribution companies follows your success hand-in-hand with social media coverage performed by us.
We do not hand out laser-engraved glass or „wannabe Oscars“. Instead, we have chosen to engage a highly skilled artists to create a unique statuette just for the purpose of these awards.

Three times in a row, Sofie Muller, an internationally recognized Belgian sculptor, shaped and casted a series of ten „Guiding Hand“ statuettes, one for each of the award categories ranging from 2010 – 2012. Each such piece, beside the symbolic value for the winning company or individual, represents also an individual piece of art of true collector value. Moreover, the statuettes‘ artistic value rises as soon as they are in the company of other „Guiding Hands“ from previous/future series. Therefore, winners possessing not one several but several of these valuable pieces (individual artists may change over the years to come) should really keep their cabinet locked well ;) Sofie‘s work as the creator of the MPE Awards statuettes ended with the making of the third statuette in 2012.

A new artist, Slovak sculptor Peter Krupa, has accepted the challenge to materialize his „Guiding Hand“ idea for the year 2013, bringing metal to the forefront of the design.

As of 2014 a Croatian artist Gordana Turuk created her new organic glass and gold plated statuette to please the eye of the winners…

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