Wild celebrations from the team from Sonae - Cartao Da: The Portuguese gift card brand that gives results
Wild celebrations from the team from Sonae – Cartao Da: The Portuguese gift card brand that gives results

On Thursday 23 Oct the council of IMA Europe was pleased to join the celebrations at the Emerging Payments Awards at the Lancaster hotel. 600 of the payments industry’s key players celebrated the very best the emerging payments industry has to offer. Winners, finalists and entrants in 22 categories loudly applauded each other, exchanged an estimated 1.6bn business cards and partied until dawn. They demonstrated not only dynamism, innovation and commercial nous but also warmth, humour and general bonhomie.

The guests at the IMA table hosted by our Chairman Brian Dunne (SVM) were David Gould (Corporate Rewards), Kevin McCoy (nextjump),  Turschl Gusztáv (P92), Andrew Wilmot  (Maroon Elephant), David Walker (Personal Group),  Colin Hodgson (Edenred). Michelle Brid (SVM), Fintan Connolly (Globoforce) and Denise Porter (portadee).

The Best Prepaid Marketing Campaign UK award was won by IMA member One4all for their BBC Children in Need campaign. See the full winners below.

1. Best Prepaid Consumer Programme UK

First Rate – Post Office Travel Money Card Plus

2. Best Prepaid Card or Packaging Design UK

First Data – ASDA Man Card Gift Cards

Special Commendation: CPI Card Group: Prepaid Boots Beauty Gift Cards and Packaging

3. Best Prepaid Marketing Campaign UK

One4all BBC Children in Need

4. Leading Prepaid Retailer UK

Signet: The Diamond of Gift Cards

5. Best Prepaid Service Provider UK

PrePay Solutions

Special Commendation: Fifth Dimension

6. Leading Prepaid Organisation UK

Stored Value Solutions

7. Best Global Prepaid Gift Programme

Sonae – Cartao Da: The Portuguese gift card brand that gives results

Special Commendation: City Center Card by Valitor and PRESEND

8. Best Global Prepaid Consumer Programme

ininal – The Bank For The Unbanked

9. Best Global Prepaid Card or Packaging Design

Carte Cadeau Commun

10. Best Global Corporate/Government Prepaid Programme

WaveCrest – GTECH Electronic Lottery Payment Solution

11. Best UK or Global Prepaid Innovation

E-Meditek Global Real Time Cashless Payment

12. Leading Global Prepaid Organisation

PrePay Solutions

13. Best Mobile Application

allpay Payment App

14. Best Wallet

My Mobile Payments Limited

15. Best Payment Technological Innovation

JustRide from Masabi Revolutionises Transport Fare Collection

16. Best Digital Gifting Programme

CashStar – Sephora Digital and Mobile Gifting Program

17. Best P2P Programme

Fiserv – Personal Payments Go Digital with Popmoney

18. Best Contactless Solution

Carta Worldwide – Host Card Emulation with Remote Secure Element for NFC

19. Best Online Payment Solution


20. Best Security/Anti-Fraud Programme


21. Leading Emerging Payments Service provider/Organisation


22. Leading Emerging Payments Industry Contributor

Frank Lambe