As the Emerging Payments Awards enters its 14th year, the prestigious awards programme has released the finalists across several categories. Designed to celebrate innovation and collaboration within the UK payments industry, the awards are well respected in the industry and provide an accolade of achievement to the recipients.
This year, Tap Global has been recognised for several awards based on contributions we’ve made to the industry including the benefits we provide to end-users, our innovative features and the proven evidence of our success in the market. Tap has been shortlisted for three awards falling across the categories outlined below, winners will be announced in October 2021:
- Best B2C Payments Programme
- Best Use of Crypto in Financial Services
- Leading Financial Services or Payments Start-Up
All nominations are based on the companies’ contribution to the payments industry and illustrate a significant impact they have made when it comes to supporting and providing payment solutions to both consumers and businesses. Nominations are chosen by an independent panel of 58 judges, with this year’s panel including the likes of:
- Anna Maj FinTech Leader, Senior Advisor at Truffle Capital and Senior Lecturer at CFTE
- Jill Docherty, Business Development, UK & Ireland, Visa
- Martha Mghendi-Fishe, Founder & Executive Board Chair, EWPN
- Mark Walker, Co-founder & COO Editorial Director of The Fintech Power 50 and The Fintech Times
- Joanne Dewar, CEO of Global Processing Services
- Nikki Evans, CEO of EMEA and EML
“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 Carr, CEO of Tap Global.
As one of the first companies to launch a crypto prepaid payment card in the EU in 2020, our cryptocurrency-to-fiat prepaid Mastercard and smartphone app allows users to navigate the crypto markets with ease, confidence and certainty.
The intricately designed backend includes proprietary AI middleware that connects the Tap app to multiple exchanges, automatically validating available liquidity and selecting the most competitive prices, while executing trades in a matter of seconds. With the technology, users are able to convert crypto to fiat instantly, providing the convenience of using the Tap Card to pay for goods and services or at ATMs anywhere that Mastercard is accepted.
Through the Tap app users can manage their crypto and fiat portfolios, securely send and receive supported crypto and fiat currencies, view their transaction history, manage their card and even view their PIN. While the Tap card (across three account levels) offers users full EEA coverage, a named EUR IBAN and/or GBP Sort Code and Account Number, as well as secure, offline, cold storage behind a multi-signature wallet. Together the Tap app and card create a fully integrated crypto-to-fiat ecosystem.
Adding to the excitement, Kriya Patel, CEO at Transact Payments, a partner of Tap’s, added that, “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.”