In our second edition, we celebrate the 11th annual Pay Awards, an industry competition that shines a spotlight on the very best in prepaid, retail and loyalty, and payments technology.
In this special issue, you’ll find out more about the programs, companies and two individuals that walked away with top honors from this year’s competition. You’ll also get an exclusive look at comments from our expert judges.
The constantly shifting regulatory environment, coupled with increasing customer demands for simplicity and security require companies to be nimble and responsive. The 2017 Pay Awards demonstrate that flexibility and agility aren’t purely the domain of startups, although we have plenty of them in the winners’ circle. Well-established financial institutions, technology providers and payment networks aggressively are staking their claims in the new normal of payments evolution. You’ll also notice that none of the startups are really going it alone either. Strategic partnerships will continue to drive the business forward and create opportunities where challenges and obstacles once stood.
Our goal with this issue and the competition, in general, is to call attention to innovations—incremental and immense—that are making it easier for people and businesses to pay and get paid, regardless of borders, currencies or the type of mobile phone you happen to have.
We hope you’ll find ideas and potential partners in this issue. What’s more, we want to see your innovations taking center stage in 2018.
Congratulations to all of our winners!
Here’s to another year of charting new territory in payments!
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