Daria RippingaleDaria Rippingale, CEO of Bankingblocks, a European Payment Institution offering wholesale banking and payment services, has earned the title of 'Influencer of the Year' at the Merchant Payments Ecosystem (MPE) awards taking place next week in Berlin from the 18th - 20th of February.


About the MPE ‘Influencer of the Year’ 2020 Award

The MPE’s 2020 ‘Influencer of the Year’ award recognises the most influential payment service provider for their significant contribution to the growth and development of the merchant payments industry during the last year. The ‘Influencer of the Year’ award is the MPE’s only public-vote award, and was announced officially on the 11th of February 2020. Daria will receive the award at the MPE Gala and Awards Dinner, held on the 19th of February at the annual conference in Berlin.

On winning the popular vote for industry Influencer, the enterprising Daria was elated: "I was honestly just so thrilled to be in contention. All of the nominees shortlisted were so remarkable and have made such an impact and introduced such a wondrous level of innovation. It's a real credit to the industry that there's such a high level of competition." Daria was also reflective of the female representation seen across the nomination shortlisting, most of which being companies, stating "It was especially meaningful to be one of only two individuals shortlisted - and both of us women!" As an active exhibitor, speaker, payments industry personality and regular MPE participant, Daria is looking forward to being back in Berlin next week to catch up with the industry's best and brightest, as well as spreading the word about Bankingblocks and all it has to offer.

About Bankingblocks

Bankingblocks is a Belgium-based Banking as a Service (BaaS) provider, licensed Payment Institution, card scheme principal member and SWIFT & SEPA member, offering FinTechs and other eligible businesses a wholesale, white-label, fully customisable, plug-and-play modular stack of products and services including multi-currency IBAN, online and retail payments acquiring, card-issuing, Payment Institution sub-licensing, outsourced compliance solutions and more.

The company has combined the traditional European PI, agency banking and acquiring licenses groups to create a stand-alone modular banking service for the fintech industry.

Bankingblocks uses “blocks” that their partners can select, arrange and connect to, in whatever configuration they need. With these blocks, fintechs and payment companies can grow their own business and success, block by block.