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Established in 2006, The Card & Payments Awards offer organisations – credit, debit, prepaid and charge card issuers, their co-branded affinity or retail card partners, merchant acquirers, payment processors, other payments companies and retailers – the unique opportunity to showcase their latest card and payments related initiatives and programmes to the industry. The awards will recognise, highlight and celebrate the contribution and success of those entries which demonstrate strong product development, best practice, innovation and customer service excellence.

The awards are open to credit, debit, prepaid and charge card issuers, and also their retail, affinity and other brand partners, merchant acquirers, payment processors and other companies offering payments services. Retailers can enter categories where they have a payments initiative that qualifies. Entries must be in the name of the organisation that has the direct interface with the end ‘payer’ or the merchant offering the service. Entries may be prepared by suppliers and other members of the value chain but the Award nomination needs to be in the name of the end consumer or B2B brand and needs to be authorised by that brand.

Submitting an entry can be very straightforward but it can be quite an artform to get it right with TCPA, we offer a bespoke 1-2-1 consultation service to help get your entry off to a winning start. To book a 20 minute call with one of the team, simply choose your date/time via our Online Booking System.

If you are happy to go ahead, just follow the instructions on the Award Categories page. If you need more information, you can view further details on how to enter here.

The Card and Payments Awards will celebrate the 17th annual Awards Ceremony on Thursday 2nd February 2023 at the JW Marriott Grosvenor House Hotel on London's Park Lane.

A guideline for timings for the 2022 Awards is outlined below. Please note that this is subject to change. Confirmed timings will be sent out approximately three weeks before the Awards.

  • 18.30 Champagne Reception
  • 19.30 Guests seated for dinner
  • 21.00 Awards Ceremony with Celebrity Host
  • 23.00 After Show Party
  • 02.00 Carriages

This is a black-tie event.

The winner of each category will receive a trophy and framed certificate, along with Champagne provided by our Prime Sponsor, TSYS. The winners will be profiled on the website, on social media and in the winners' magazine. All winners & finalists are at liberty to undertake their own post-win PR and marketing activity to leverage the most from the evening.

We provide an electronic seal for 12-months' usage, that you are entitled to use on your marketing collateral. Finalists will also receive a digital certificate.