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Juniper Research: Future Digital Award Winners Announced for Fintech & Payments 2023
[October 03, 2023]

Juniper Research: Future Digital Award Winners Announced for Fintech & Payments 2023

It is with great pleasure that Juniper Research announces the 2023 winners of the Future Digital Awards for Fintech & Payments. These awards follow a record-breaking number of applications from leading fintechs and payments companies, which have been extensively analysed by our expert judging panel.

This awards programme recognises the most impactful financial products and services operating across numerous areas, including Banking, Fraud & Security, and Retail & Payments. Juniper Research has identified the following organisations and platforms that are driving innovation and growth.

The winners in each category are as follows:

Judges' Choice

  • Sustainability in Fintech Innovation of the Year
    • Ripple's Palau Stablecoin
  • Fintech Mover & Shaker of the Year
    • Simon Khalaf, CEO, Marqeta

Banking Innovation

  • Banking-as-a-Service Innovation
    • Monavate x Star - Platinum Award Winner
    • Peach Finance - Gold Award Winner
  • Banking Innovation of the Year
    • FICO Platform - Platinum Award Winner
  • Core Banking Platform Innovation
    • Mambu - Platinum Award Winner
    • Temenos - Gold Award Winner
  • Digital Identity Innovation
    • Mastercard Identity - Platinum Award Winner
    • Digital Gateways - Gold Award Winner
  • Open Banking Innovation
    • Token - Platinum Award Winner
    • Worldline Credit Insight - Gold Award Winner

Fintech Innovation

  • Embedded Finance Innovation
    • Marqeta - Platinum Award Winner
    • Apiture - Gold Award Winner
  • Financing Platform
    • Credit Sesame - Platinum Award Winner
    • TurnKey Lender - Gold Award Winner
  • Regtech Platform
    • Napier - Platinum Award Winner
    • Tookitaki Anti-Money Laundering Suite - Gold Award Winner

Fraud & Security Innovation

  • AI in Fraud Prevention Innovation
    • IDVerse - Platinum Award Winner
    • Experian Ascend Fraud Sandbox - Gold Award Winner
  • Fraud & Security Innovation of the Year
    • LexisNexis BehavioSec - Platinum Award Winner
  • Fraud Detection and Prevention Platform
    • Vesta Payment Guarantee - Platinum Award Winner
    • - Gold Award Winner
  • Payment Tokenisation Solution
    • Giesecke+Devrient eCom Tokenizer - Platinum Award Winner
    • IDEMIA Token Platform - Gold Award Winner

Payment Innovation

  • Best B2B Payment Platform
    • Paystand - Platinum Award Winner
    • Spendesk - Gold Award Winner
  • Best Cross-border Payments Platform
    • TerraPay - Platinum Award Winner
    • Nium - Gold Award Winner
  • Best Digital Wallet Platform
    • Ericsson Wallet Platform - Platinum Award Winner
    • mobiquity Pay - Gold Award Winner
  • Best Mobile Money Offering
    • Telepin - Platinum Award Winner
    • telebirr from Huawei & Ethio Telecom - Gold Award Winner
  • CBDC Innovation
    • Ripple CBDC Platform - Platinum Award Winner
    • Giesecke+Devrient Filia CBDC Solution - Gold Award Winner
  • Instant Payment Innovation
    • ACI Instant Pay - Platinum Award Winner
    • ConnexPay - Gold Award Winner
  • Modern Card Issuing Platform
    • Paymentology - Platinum Award Winner
    • Thales - Gold Award Winner
  • Omnichannel Payments Platform of the Year
    • Lightspeed Payments - Platinum Award Winner
  • Payment Innovation of the Year
    • ACI Payments Orchestration Platform - Platinum Award Winner
  • POS Innovation
    • Zeal Plugin from Zeal - Platinum Award Winner
    • Worldline Smart POS - Gold Award Winner
  • Recurring Payment Platform Innovation
    • Recurly - Platinum Award Winner
    • 2Checkout Monetization Platform by Verifone - Gold Award Winner
  • Sustainability in Payment Cards
    • Thales - Platinum Award Winner
    • Giesecke+Devrient Convego Beyond - Gold Award Winner

Mastercard Identity Wins Platinum in Digital Identity Innovation

"A trusted identity is key to building a digital economy that works for everyone, everywhere," said Chris Reid, EVP, Identity Solutions, Mastercard. "From the initial creation of a relationship through account modifications and money movement, Mastercard Identity instils trust on both sides of the interaction. We are honoured to be recognised by Juniper Research for our identity insights and biometrics, which enable seamless experiences, expand financial inclusion, and fight fraud."

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Paymentology Triumphs with Platinum Award in Modern Card Issuing Platform

Paymentology's Co-CEO, Abe Smith commented on the win:

"We are thrilled to receive the Platinum Winner award in the Fintech - Modern Card Issuing Platform category at the Juniper Research Future Digital Awards. These awards celebrate organisations that have made strides in their industry and are poised to shape the future. At Paymentology, we are committed to fuelling innovation in payment methods, empowering banks, fintechs, and telcos to deliver enhanced services to both individuals and businesses through our next-generation payments platform."

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Huawei & Ethio Telecom Win Gold for telebirr Mobile Money Offering

Jacky Zhou, President of Huawei Service & Software Marketing & Solution Department said: "We are proud to enable the launch of telebirr in a huge population market like Ethiopia. For telebirr, Huawei is not only a technology provider but also a business success partner. We provided our leading 3-in-1 unified platform (wallet, payment & microfinance) and co-operation services delivered by our global expertise and best practice. We believe telebirr will greatly enhance Ethiopia's move towards digital transformation."

Learn more about Huawei's Mobile Money Solutions

Thales D1 Platform Receives Gold for Modern Card Issuing Platform

Bertrand Knopf, EVP Thales DIS Banking & Payment Solutions commented on the win: "Thales D1 is a modern card issuing platform that helps card issuers to quickly invent then roll-out innovative cards services. Banks' cardholders expect to be in control, via their bank mobile app, to order, setup then use their payment cards to shop at stores and online. They expect a 100% digital journey and real-time services to manage their physical, digital and virtual cards. This modern card experience increases customer engagement, customer acquisition and card transactions. This is a deep transformation of the payment card industry and we at Thales proudly lead the way."

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TerraPay Wins Platinum for Best Cross-border Payments Platform

Ambar Sur, Founder & CEO, TerraPay, commented on the win: "This is a proud moment for all of us at TerraPay. Winning this award for our innovative cross-border payments infrastructure and solutions platform serves as an inspiration, fuelling our mission to simplify the way people move money, globally. Over the years, we have been working hard to strengthen our payments network, forging the right partnerships and building a more connected ecosystem for borderless money movement. This award is a testament to our unshakeable commitment."

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Worldline Wins Gold in POS Innovation for Smart POS Solution

Ioannis Kitixis, Managing Director & Country Head, Worldline Merchant Services Greece, said: "It is a great honour for Worldline Greece to receive the Fintech POS Innovation award 2023 for the Smart POS app. Such a distinction highlights our mission to implement leading digital payment and transactional solutions that enable sustainable economic growth and make a difference to the Greek market."

Learn more about Worldline Smart POS

Recurly Triumphs with Platinum Award in Recurring Payment Platform Innovation

"Recurly is honoured to be recognised by Juniper Research as a Platinum Winner in Recurring Payment Platform Innovation," said Theresa McEndree, CMO at Recurly, a leading subscription management and billing platform. "Recurly continuously innovates to deliver the highest payment and invoice success rates for subscriptions, ensuring the best subscriber experience and LTV for our customers. This award honours that commitment to deliver the flexibility and scale to support subscription brands globally."

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ACI Worldwide Celebrates Two Platinum Award Wins for Instant Payment Innovation & Payment Innovation of the Year

"ACI has been championing digital payments for almost half a century. To receive not just one, but two Platinum awards is testament to ACI's world-leading position at the forefront of omnichannel payments," says Bobby Koscheski, Head of Merchant Segment, ACI Worldwide. "We are honoured to receive these awards for our Payment Orchestration and Instant Pay solutions. They are a tribute not just to our tech-leadership, but also the passionate commitment of our team, who continue to optimise our customers' platforms, performance, and revenue by making payments faster, seamless and more secure for shoppers."

Learn more about ACI's solution

For further details on the Future Digital Awards please visit the Future Digital Awards website, follow us on Twitter @FutureDigiAward, or contact [email protected].

Juniper Research has, for two decades, provided market intelligence and advisory services to the global payments sectors, retained by many of the world's leading fintechs and payment providers.

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