Payments is arguably the most exciting — and mature — part of fintech. There’s a lot of activity by both incumbent and startup payment technology providers.
The Tradestreaming Awards recognize the talent, energy, and vision that are required to create great digital financial products. The following are our inaugural winners in the payments category.
Best Consumer Payments Platform
Awarding the firm with a great consumer payments product, achieving traction and engagement and growing its user base.
People just enjoy using Venmo. PayPal’s crown jewel, the P2P payment app has recently branched out commercially with merchant integrations. The app is being hotly pursued by many of the largest banks who would love to tap into the same audience that is attracted to the app’s habit-forming UX.
Best B2B Payments Platform
Awarding the top payments platform used by businesses to transact with customers or move money between other businesses.
Viewpost was cited for its holistic approach to eliminating billing and payment friction for all businesses, regardless of size or where they bank. They were also commended for providing visibility of data and access to on-demand dynamic discounting for both buyers and suppliers within a single, secure network.
Best New Payments Player
Awarding the best new payment platform with a seamless user experience and advanced tools.
WINNER: World First
International money transfer is still so surprisingly hard. World First has been helping move money globally since 2004 and services businesses, individuals, and online sellers. Users have cited the ease of use of the company’s website and mobile app, as well as the customer service associated with the functionality. WorldFirst has a 98% service rating from Feefo, a feedback site from genuine customers.
Best Employee Payments Platform
Awarding the top expense solutions platform with advanced reporting and management tools.
PEX has an elegant solution for employee reimbursements and expensing. Instead of turning to managers for help with payments, PEX gives individuals prepaid expense cards. Enrolling takes only five minutes while PEX provides tools and analytics to the enterprise, saving money and time for busy businesses.
Come join these award winners at our first Tradestreaming Money Conference as we explore the impact technology is having on big finance.