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Tap Shortlisted for Best B2C Payments Programme

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Now in its 14th year, the Emerging Payments Awards celebrate innovation and collaboration by recognising companies that have made significant impact in supporting and providing payment solutions for consumers and businesses.


It is one of the most recognized awards within the UK payments industry with an independent panel of 58 judges including this year:


·        Anna Maj FinTech Leader, Senior Advisor, Truffle Capital, Senior Lecturer CFTE

·        Jill Docherty [ of Business Development, UK & Ireland, Visa

·        Martha Mghendi-Fishe Founder & Executive Board Chair, EWPN

·        Mark Walker Co-founder & COO Editorial Director, The Fintech Power 50 and The Fintech Times

·        Joanne Dewar CEO, Global Processing Services

·        Nikki Evans CEO EMEA, EML


Tap Global was shortlisted for The ‘Best B2C Payments Programme’ category based on criteri as such as the benefits it provides to its end-users, how TAP stands out from its competitors due to its features and innovation, and the proven evidence of its success in the market.


“‘Tap was one of the first companies to launch a crypto prepaid payment card with Mastercard in the EU’ in 2020 and our cryptocurrency-to-fiat prepaid Mastercard and smartphone app give users the power to instantly trade all major cryptocurrencies to fiat, and to make purchases withtheir cryptocurrency”, comments David Carr, CEO at TAP GLOBAL.


“Tap’s proprietary AI Middleware connects to multiple exchanges simultaneously, automatically validating available liquidity and selecting the most competitive prices while facilitating trades in a matter of seconds. Users can convert their cryptocurrency assets to fiat instantly,allowing them to pay for goods or use an ATM anywhere Mastercard is accepted.


Through the smartphone app, users can securely send and receive cryptocurrencies and fiat, view their transaction history, lock and unlock their card in case of loss and instantly view their PIN. Tap offers its users full EEA coverage for card, banking and cryptocurrencies and a named EUR IBAN and/or GBP Sort Code and Account Number, as well as secure, offline, cold storage behind a multi-signature wallet with the highest-grade security for all cryptocurrency assets”, he further adds.


“It’s an honour to be shortlisted for this award which further recognizes the added value TAP brings to market and the benefits for our end-users. None of this would have been achievable without the hard work of our teams and the support of our partners”, says David.


Commenting on the announcement, Kriya Patel, CEO at Transact Payments adds, “The EPA awards are some of the most prestigious awards in our industry recognising companies that are making a real difference in driving innovation in payments. We’re delighted to be working with TAP Global and being shortlisted for this award.”