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EPS Florin Awards Europe 2019 are now open for entries!

EPS Florin Awards Europe 2019 are now open for entries 

Showcasing Extraordinary Initiatives within Compliance, Data Protection, FinTech and RegTech

The European Payment Summit (EPS) has announced that the 2019 Florin Awards Europe are now open for entries.

The Florin Awards appraise innovation and strongest solutions in the payments industry since 2010. This year, the Awards will dedicate special emphasis on the regulatory side of the industry, placing the spotlight on organisations and individuals who are exemplifying excellence in the field of compliance and regulatory technology.

Protecting the consumer and keeping the payments ecosystem safe and compliant is of paramount importance and so the Florins will recognise the companies, individuals and technologies that are forging ahead in this space. Advances in the FinTech and RegTech space will also be rewarded.

The Awards are open for entries in six categories, as follows:

Compliance Professional of the Year

This award recognises the accomplishments of an individual who positively embraces the compliance function, and who has shown innovative leadership in developing or enhancing a compliance program.

Best Payments Lawyer or Law Firm 

This category is open to individuals or companies whose primary objective is the provision of legal services in payments. The winning entry will demonstrate legal and/ or entrepreneurial innovation, as well as evidence of having performed specific representation(s) of clients on regulatory issues.

Best Data Protection Officer 

This award recognises Data Protection Officers who have made a real difference to how organisations approach data protection.

Best Head of AML/MLRO

This award will go to an individual or a team that has taken measures to align the business in a proactive manner with the various AML Directives set by regulators in the markets/jurisdictions in which the company operates.

Best RegTech Provider / Excellence in RegTech Award

This category is open to a RegTech provider whose product or service makes a significant and tailored contribution to enhancing compliance in the payments industry.

Best FinTech Provider/ Excellence in FinTech Award

This award recognises a FinTech provider whose product or service makes a significant breakthrough in enabling or enhancing the payments process.

Interested candidates can submit their entries by 15 March 2019 via the EPS website. A professional jury made up of experts and thought leaders from the industry will then select the nominees and the winners will be announced during the European Payment Summit in the Hague (25 – 26 April).

Organised by Currency Research, EPS offers a unique 2-day dual program featuring key developments in the payments/transaction space combined with key sessions on Open Banking, PSD2, the latest developments in the regulatory landscape and advances in technology.  Next to plenary introductions, delegates can create a meaningful 2-day program in order to gain best insights on developments, debate on key issues and learn best practice initiatives. 

As a recent article titled "RegTech + FinTech = A New Market Order" states, the financial services industry "radically changed after the crash in 2008, which led to introduction of a number of regulations. Since then the financial services sector has undergone a tremendous transformation driven largely by technological advancements." The Florin Awards Europe 2019 acknowledge this transformation and the industry efforts in keeping the payments ecosystem safe and compliant by honouring a FinTech and RegTech provider whose contribution makes a significant breakthrough in enabling compliance in the industry or enhancing the payments process. Interested candidates can submit their entries by 15 March 2019 via the European Payments Summit website.

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11th March 2019

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