Global Takes Home Two Prizes

Global Payments Takes Home Two Prizes At Merchant Payment Ecosystem Awards

Berlin, 21st February: Global Payments Takes Home Two Prizes At Merchant Payment Ecosystem Awards

Global Payments was recognised as the best in the industry in two categories at the Merchant Payment Ecosystem awards last night, held at a ceremony in Berlin.

The company won the Mobile Payments Awards for its industry-leading solution delivered in partnership with Intuit, that turns smartphones into Chip and PIN terminals with an app and Bluetooth-powered card reader. Intuit Pay was also a finalist in the Emerging Payments award category.

In addition, Global Payments netted the prize for the Channel category for the Global Iris e-commerce solution, a product for merchants keen to build their online trading using a robust platform backed by comprehensive customer support.

The announcement builds on recent success at the Cards and Payments Awards, where Global Payments won the Industry Innovation Award for its hospitality solution, Global PAY Now, and was a finalist in three categories overall.

Chris Davies, Managing Director, Global Payments, said: “Mobile and e-commerce are undoubtedly the future of payments, and we are excited that the industry sees us to be leading the charge with our innovative solutions in both sectors. “Our primary aim is to support our clients through the shift to digital and help their business benefit from the rapidly changing environment. We are thrilled to receive recognition for these efforts.”

About the awards:

The Merchant Payment Ecosystem Awards (MPE Awards) are the successor to the prestigious ECAF Awards. Its history began in 2010 as the first awards to recognise the outstanding role of card acquirers, processors, PSPs and respective solution providers and to honour companies and individuals who help in moving the industry forward.

Reflecting the market change, the renamed awards broadened their scope in 2012 to also cover new players on the payment acceptance scene – mobile and online payments companies, mpos providers, payment methods, young and promising startups, industry disruptors and innovators as well as outstanding individuals with special achievements in the payment acceptance area.