Smart Cards and Payments Awards 2014 winners announced Published-May 15, 2014
Dubai, UAE: The winners of the 2014 Smart Cards & Payments Awards were announced yesterday at a ceremony, which took place last evening at the Armani Hotel, Dubai. The awards are part ofCards and Payments Middle East, the region’s premium event for payment cards and ID, which took place for the 15th year running in 2014, from May 13 – 14 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.

The Smart Card & Payments Awards, which were officially supported by Giift Services and Solutions, saw several of the region’s largest banks and card providers recognised for their contribution to the industry.

Prashant Khattar, Managing Director of Giift Services and Solutions said: “Cards and Payments Middle East provides an excellent platform to showcase our experiences with the industry and ensure that we continue to build cutting edge products and platforms keeping the dynamic needs of the customer in mind. Giift Services and Solutions provides the banking industry with the opportunity to deliver value to their customers through innovative services such as our newly developed platform which allows payment of Utility Bills by using miles or points accumulated by an end user while using the products of our banking partners.”

The complete list of the 2014 winners include:

    Best Credit Card
    The Standard Chartered MasterCard Titanium Credit Card
    Best Premium Card
    The Standard Chartered Visa Infinite Credit Card
    Best Co-branded Card
    The Etihad Guest Above Credit Card- Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank
    Best Contactless Solution
    Tap2Pay- Bank Audi
    Corporate Card
    First Gulf Bank Commercial Credit Card
    Best Customer Engagement Programme
    Bon Appétit- Emirates NBD
    Best Debit Card
    Supplementary Debit Card- Mashreq Bank
    Best Smart Government Payment Initiative
    Best Mobile Banking Experience
    iGaranti- Garanti Bank
    Best mPayment Innovation
    PayPort- Mashreq Bank
    Best New Card
    Emirates NBD Manchester United Credit Card
    Best Prepaid Programme
    eDirham- Ministry of Finance

Cards and Payments Middle East is the region’s largest smart card, payments and ID event, which brings together all stakeholders of the payments industry including the Middle East financial services sector, regional and international payment solutions providers, payment schemes, telecom companies and retailers.  Into its 15th edition this year, Cards and Payments Middle East is organised by the Middle East arm of Terrapinn, a world leader in business events, and will be held on May 13 and 14, 2014, at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.

The 2014 edition of the event comprises six streams including Cards and Payments Middle East, Future Bank, the Retail Show, the e-commerce Show, Digital ID and the Mobile Show. The two-day event will also include keynote sessions, peer-2-peer roundtables and seminars featuring some of the best known experts in the payments space.  Cards and Payments Middle East has grown considerably from the 2013 event, which covered 9,700 square metres, featured over 160 companies from 40 countries and welcomed over 4500 visitors from 76 countries.

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