Beating off strong competition from a number of major players, Best Technology Initiative of the Year was won by Acceptacard Limited for its Payatrader solution. UK-based Payatrader combines existing technology with new technology to provide a multi-channel payment processing solutions for small businesses. The judges felt this to be “a great example of the development of existing technology to meet commercial requirements.”
Acceptacard was also shortlisted with its Payatrader solution in the “Best Initiative in Mobile Payments” category for its work developing and launching the UK’s first, low cost mobile Chip& Pin terminal with SMS receipting, and in the “Best Industry Innovation of the Year” category, for making card acceptance accessible and affordable to millions of small businesses.
Bill Thomson, MD at Payatrader.com commented, “To be shortlisted for three categories at this year’s awards is an honour, but to be voted as the ‘Best Technology Initiative of the Year’ is an outstanding achievement for the Acceptacard team. The award recognises the sophistication of our solution, the ease by which small traders can sign-up and use our services, our strong adherence to industry security standards and existing cardholder experience with Payatrader’s new pocket GPRS Chip & Pin device.”
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