Fintech & Payments

Juniper Research has been delivering thought leadership and analysis in the Fintech and Payment industries for more than a decade; covering topics ranging from banking and anti-fraud services, to innovative financial technolgies and payment services.

Nominations for the 2021 awards are now open until 6th August. There is no cost to enter.

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Judges' Choice

Our Judges' Choice category is not open to nominations - the winners of these categories are hand-picked by our Judges Panel and represent the very best of the best in their category.

• Juniper Research Award for Fintech Excellence
• Fintech Mover & Shaker of the Year

This category is not open for nomination

Banking Innovation

Our Banking Innovation category honours the leading players in the Banking market:

• Challenger Bank of the Year Platinum Award
• Open Banking Innovation Platinum & Gold Awards
• Banking Platform Innovation Platinum & Gold Awards
• Digital Bank of the Year Platinum Award
• Banking Innovation of the Year Platinum Award

Nominations are now closed

Fintech Innovation

Our Fintech Innovation category honours the leading players in the Fintech,Regtech and Finance markets, across the following categories:

• Financing Platform Platinum & Gold Awards
• Regtech Platform Platinum & Gold Awards
• AI Platform Platinum & Gold Awards

Nominations are now closed

Fraud & Security Innovation

Our Fraud & Security Innovation category honours the leading players in the Anti-Fraud, Security and Fraud Prevention markets, across the following categories:

• AI in Fraud Prevention Innovation Platinum & Gold Awards
• Fraud Detection and Prevention Platform Platinum & Gold Awards
• Fraud & Security Innovation of the Year Platinum Award

Nominations are now closed

Payment Innovation

Our Payment Innovation category honours the leading players in the Payments market, across the following categories:

• In-vehicle Payment Innovation Platinum & Gold
• Wearable Payment Innovation Platinum & Gold
• Best QR Code Payment Offering Platinum & Gold Awards
• Best Mobile Money Offering Platinum & Gold Awards
• Best Virtual Card Platinum & Gold Awards
• Best Digital Wallet Platinum & Gold Awards
• Best B2B Payment Platform Platinum & Gold Awards
• Payment Innovation of the Year Platinum Award
• Recurring Payment Platform Innovation Platinum & Gold

Nominations are now closed

Retail Innovation

Our Retail Innovation category honours the leading players in the Retail market, across the following categories:

• Best Checkout Experience Solution Platinum & Gold Awards
• Retail Innovation of the Year Platinum Award

Nominations are now closed

Evaluation Process

Entries are initially assessed by a Juniper Research analyst panel, which then draws up a shortlist of potential winners based on a number of criteria, including:

  • Product Innovation
  • Features and Benefits
  • Product Partnerships
  • Certification & Compliance
  • Future Business Prospects

These shortlists are then assessed and scored according to a rigorous set of criteria and verified by our team of experts. At the end of this process, final winners are agreed upon and confirmed by our Juniper Research judging panel.

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Awards History

The Juniper Research Award for Fintech Excellence

Winner - TransferWise , TransferWise

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Fintech Mover & Shaker of the Year

Winner - Anne Boden, CEO & Founder, Starling Bank

Highly Recommended - ,

Banking Innovation of the Year

Winner - Pollinate International , Pollinate International

Highly Recommended - ,

Banking Platform Innovation

Winner - Infosys Finacle, Digital Banking Solution Suite

Highly Recommended - Banking Circle,

Blockchain in Banking Innovation

Winner - Infosys Finacle, Trade Connect

Highly Recommended - Verady, Ledgible

Digital Bank of the Year

Winner - WeLab, WeLab Bank

Highly Recommended - ,

Challenger Bank of the Year

Winner - Emirates NBD , Liv

Highly Recommended - ,

AI Platform

Winner - Aire, Aire

Highly Recommended - Kount,

Insurtech Platform

Winner - Collective Benefits , Collective Benefits

Highly Recommended - Tractable,

Lending Platform

Winner - Banking Circle, Banking Circle Lending

Highly Recommended - AREX, Markets

Regtech Platform

Winner - Cappitech, Cappitech

Highly Recommended - Konsentus, Verify

AI in Cybersecurity Innovation

Winner - Microsoft , Microsoft Dynamics 365 Fraud Protection

Highly Recommended - Kount,

Fraud & Security Innovation of the Year

Winner - IDEMIA , Web Capture® SDK with Active/Passive Liveness Detection

Highly Recommended - ,

Fraud Detection and Prevention Innovation

Winner - NuData Security, a Mastercard company, NuDetect

Highly Recommended - Boku, Boku Authenticate

Best B2B Payment Platform

Winner - 2Checkout, Avangate Monetization Platform

Highly Recommended - Tribal Credit,

Best Digital Wallet

Winner - G+D , Convego Wallet

Highly Recommended - Skrill,

Best Mobile Money Offering

Winner - Boku, Boku

Highly Recommended - Daviplata,

Best QR Code Payment Offering

Winner - PayPal , PayPal

Highly Recommended - Sberbank, QR Pay

Best Virtual Card

Winner - Marqeta , Marqeta

Highly Recommended - Vivid Money,

IoT Payment Innovation

Winner - G+D, Convego Cloudpay eSE

Highly Recommended - Garmin, Garmin Pay

Payment Innovation of the Year

Winner - Konsentus , Konsentus Verify

Highly Recommended - ,

Best In-Store Technology

Winner - Sleek , Sleek

Highly Recommended - Sberbank, Take&Go

Best Digital Loyalty Solution

Winner - Izicap , Izicap

Highly Recommended - Mobilize Systems, Mobilize

Retail Innovation of the Year

Winner - Bolt , Bolt Checkout Experience Platform

Highly Recommended - ,

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