ECAF Awards 2011

 

Following tradition established in 2010, the European Card Acquiring Forum proudly presented the second annual ECAF Awards, an almost all year round competition with finals taking place after the second conference day, on February 23, 2011 in the Grand Hyatt Berlin Hotel.

Acquirers, schemes, processors, payments services providers, network service providers, loyalty programs offerers and other solution providers – they all had a chance to show their expertise, capabilities, ability to deliver. Eventually, the best ones were awarded for the quality of their services in front of the most qualified audience, during the awards ceremony with gala dinner.

Both the organizers and the awards jury had an especially hard time as there were 47 entries received in total, unequally split between 10 award categories.

However, there can only be one best of the best...


And the winners in 2011 were:



 

• Data Security Award:

The Data Security Award goes to the acquirer, the processor, the network services provider, the payment services provider, payment scheme, or the solution provider, who has the best performing security system, as expressed by merchant satisfaction, fraud rates or security breaches.

Trustwave

Trustwave won this Award for its innovating Trustwave TrustKeeper PCI for Level 4 Merchants.



 

• International Award:

The International Award goes to the acquirer, the payment services provider, the network services provider, the payment scheme, or regulator, who did set-up the best offer, programme, or system, to service international merchants. 

Deutsche Card Services (Deutsche Bank)

Deutsche Card Services won this Award for its innovating international cash management services.



 

• Channel Award:

The Channel Award goes to the acquirer, the processor, the network services provider, the payment services provider, payment scheme, or the solution provider, who was able to offer innovative or the most complete offering regarding card acceptance in different channels.. 

Russian Standard Bank

Russian Standard Bank won this Award for its innovating Card2Card Money Transfer service. 



 

• Processing Award:

The Processing Award goes to the processor, payment services provider, or network services provider, who offered the most innovative services to acquirers (and therefore, ultimately, to merchants).. 

SIX Card Solutions

SIX Card Solutions won this Award for its innovating acquirer and issuer processing in Europe.



 

• Information Award:

The Information Award goes to the acquirer, the processor, the network services provider, the payment services provider, payment scheme, or the solution provider, who has set-up or developed the best, most comprehensive (segment penetration), or efficient information exchange systems with the issuing banks and cardholders, for instance – building e-invoicing solutions, corporate expense management, etc…

Welcome Real-time & Barclaycard

Welcome Real-time & Barclaycard won this Award for their innovating Barclaycard’s Freedom scheme, based on technology from Welcome Real-time.



 

• Performance Award:

The Performance Award goes to the acquirer, the processor, the network services provider, or the payment services provider, who, by innovating in new systems, procedures, or controls, realised a major reduction of exception items (chargebacks, retrievals, calls, etc…) 

OmniPay

Omnipay won this Award for its innovating OmniPay Dispute Management System.



 

• Usage Award:

The Usage Award goes the acquirer, the processor, the network services provider, the payment services provider, payment scheme, or the solution provider, who launched the most original and best performing campaign to increase card usage at (their) merchants. 

American Express

American Express won this Award for its innovating „Top Treats” in partnership with toptable.



 

• Loyalty Award:

The Loyalty Award goes to the acquirer, the processor, the network services provider, the payment services provider, or the solution provider, who has developed, implemented, or made significant innovations in offering loyalty programmes to their merchants. 

Welcome Real-time & Barclaycard

Welcome Realtime / Barclaycard won this Award for its innovating Barclaycard’s Freedom scheme, based on technology from Welcome Real-time.



 

• Merchant Award:

The Merchant Award goes to the acquirer who has the best performing system, as expressed by merchant satisfaction.

HSBC Merchant Services

HSBC Merchant Services won this Award for its innovating project „Commidea Ocius Sentinel”.



 

• Personality of the year Award:

The Acquirer Personality of the Year Award goes to an individual or organisation who made an exceptional contribution to the development of the acquiring business, in its widest interpretation, covering merchant business, as well as processing of accepted card transactions, security, networked services, contribution to the development and the success of schemes, etc…

Niklaus Santschi, MD, SIX Pay

Niklaus made SIX Pay to become a dominant pan-European card acquirer, offering a wide range of services to merchants in 29 countries, by using their PSD license including passporting to all EU countries. Niklaus has realised a 5 times in 5 years for EBIT growth as well as for number of customers. Although already dominant in the Swiss market, Niklaus and his team managed to increase the market share of SIX Pay even more.



„In order to put their sector relevance into evidence, the European Card Acquiring Forum wanted to bring a tribute to those acquirers who were instrumental in pushing the card payment system beyond the next level and to those innovations which were relevant to the success of card payments today and in the near future.“

Leon Dhaene, Chairman of the Guiding Hand Awards

 

The international Jury consisted of following members :

1. Leon Dhaene, Chairman, n2euro (Belgium)

2. Roger Alexander, Chairman, Greenings International (U.K.)

3. Annich McIntosh, MD, C&M Publications (U.K.)

4. Alex Rolfe, MD, Payments Cards and Mobile (U.K.)

5. Chris de Smet, MD, De Smet Consulting (Belgium)

6. Rupert Jaeschke, MD, Jaeschke Euro Consulting (Germany)

7. Marie Noële-Tardivel,

8. Bulent Senever, CEO, Turklider (Turkey)


Continuing in her creation of the ECAF Awards statuettes, Mrs Sofie Muller presented her second artwork. A fused handshake, two intertwined hands – symbol of partneship and cooperation between all players that want to survive and thrive in these challenging times.

Sofie Muller has been working as a professional artist for over 10 years now, and has collected several awards herself, last one being the prestigious price „A home for a sculpture“ by the Belgian Province of Eastern Flanders, as recent as January 2010. She exhibited in several European cities, China and in New York.




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