25-26 APRIL 2019

Florin awards

The Florin Awards

were created in 2010 to stimulate innovation in the transaction services industry by providing the nominees and the winners with substantial benefits to assist with the promotion of their innovative products and solutions.

The 2019 awards will dedicate special emphasis on the regulatory side of the industry, placing the spotlight on individuals, organisations and solutions who are exemplifying excellence in the field of compliance and regulatory technology. Protecting the consumer and keeping our payments ecosystem safe and compliant is of paramount importance and so we will recognise the companies, individuals and technologies that are forging ahead in this space.

Advances in the FinTech space will also be rewarded and we will retain our category for this. Technology solutions which deliver a better service to customers and thus create a richer user experience, making things simple and efficient and creating a new dimension of engagement, will be welcomed in this category.

In our program and especially the Florin Awards, we introduce and discuss the proven next-gen innovation. In our 2018 program we dived deeper into best innovative practices in “Securing Transactions”.  Do stay in touch and watch this space for our Florin Awards 2019.


Application is free and if you are selected as a nominee, you will receive

• Opportunity to exhibit your solution at the EPS lounge
• One complimentary pass to the European Payment Summit (worth € 1,795.00)
• Features on the website of EPS and get promoted on emailing to EPS database
• Features on social media Twitter and Linkedin
• 50% discounted passes to payment summits in Asia and Australia

If you emerge as the winner, you will receive

• Recognition and Florin Award at the EPS event (attended by 200+ delegates in FSI)
• Interview opportunity
• Winner’s trophy
• One complimentary pass to the European Payment Summit 2020 or any of our other summits in Asia and Australia
• Recognition as winner on the website of EPS and get promoted on emailing to EPS database
• Recognition as winner on social media Twitter and Linkedin


Award Categories


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.

Nominees should demonstrate vision for compliance initiatives and selection criteria may include engagement with other parts of the business, initiation of departmental or individual training, and changing business practice within the organisation, engaging more broadly with the industry. This will also include individuals who have demonstrated a pro-active approach in navigating new regulation or regulation in new jurisdictions.

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, thus dealing with complex, multi-jurisdictional regulatory issues with specific, measurable and successful outcomes. Client testimonials and case studies will be considered, as will published articles/white papers on regulatory issues and citations in/by the press. This nomination may also be made by third parties/clients of the nominee.

Best Data Protection Officer 

This award recognises Data Protection Officers who have made a real difference to how organisations approach data protection. The entry should outline how the nominated individual or team has excelled in their field and to what extent they have demonstrated a proactive approach to current and pending Data Protection Regulation including reaching out to senior management and other departments internally, and regulatory bodies externally, to ensure that the whole organisation is aligned. Examples, where the individual or team has proactively implemented robust and comprehensive cybersecurity measures to prevent data breaches, will also be considered.

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.

The judges will be looking for specific examples of what the individual has achieved in terms of creating, supporting and encouraging a culture of compliance and money laundering prevention throughout the organisation, as well as introducing and/or overseeing best-practice initiatives in adherence to regulatory requirements. This may take the form of implementing new working practices, compliance monitoring programmes, new technology or training initiatives.

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.

The judges will want to know how the product or solution actually improves compliance, including details of where it has been implemented and how it differs from competitors. This could be a KYC and onboarding technology, a compliance monitoring or fraud detection product or service. Quantifiable comparative data, testimonials and case studies will be considered.

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.

The judges will be looking for examples of  how the product or solution actually enhances the payment process, whether that be by speeding it up, simplifying it for the user/consumer, making it more secure, or by saving money. Quantifiable comparative data, testimonials and case studies will be considered.


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