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Paysafe picks up two high profile awards at the UK Payments Awards

Nov 21, 2017

Judging panel praises Paysafe’s ongoing commitment to investing in new technology, customer focus and industry leadership   

LONDON, 21 November, 2017 – Paysafe, a leading global payments provider, has been named winner of two high profile payments awards in the UK at the prestigious ‘UK Payment Awards’ event last week. The first accolade the company scooped on the night was for being the UK’s ‘Best Merchant Acquirer/ Processor’.  Paysafe then earned further recognition when Andrea Dunlop, Paysafe’s CEO of Acquiring & Card Solutions, was named the UK’s ‘Payments Pioneer’.

The UK Payments Awards recognize excellence within the card and payments industry on an annual basis. Winning entries are from companies, individuals and organizations that have launched or implemented the most outstanding payments solutions, initiatives and projects during the past year.   

When awarding Paysafe its two accolades, the judging panel cited how Paysafe’s evolving payments platform, which supports the global e-commerce market, was being developed with a clear focus on the unique needs of merchants and consumers across different industries.  Judges then went onto praise Paysafe’s Andrea Dunlop for her leadership, influence and extensive contribution to the payments industry.  Earlier this year Dunlop was appointed Deputy Chair of the Emerging Payments Association (EPA) Advisory Board.  She was also named the most influential contributor to the payments industry in the 2016 Payments Power 10 (UK) and is also considered a strong advocate of diversity in the industry.

“It’s a great feeling to be recognised for adopting our own unique approach in the payments industry, and running with it,” said Danny Chazonoff, Paysafe’s Chief Operating Officer.  “We differentiate ourselves by adopting a service-oriented, multi-solution approach for our merchants and focus on their specific requirements. At Paysafe we continue to innovate and enhance our industry leading technology as well as investing in the success of our merchants. These two awards speak volumes about our teams who have worked tirelessly to deliver pioneering acquiring and processing capabilities to the market.”

Chazonoff added: “My heart-felt congratulations also go to Andrea.  The individual award she won is well-deserved recognition for the exceptional work she does both for Paysafe as well as for the payments industry more widely.  She is a real asset to our leadership team.”

Andrea Dunlop, CEO of Acquiring & Card Solutions, Paysafe, commented: “The way people pay is continually evolving due to new technology and changing consumer demands and I am honoured to be recognised by my peer group for my contributions to the industry.”

In addition to winning the two UK payment awards last week, paysafecard, based in Austria and part of Paysafe Group, has also just been named one of Austria’s Leading Companies (ALC) by daily Austrian newspaper Die Presse, PriceWaterhouseCoopers and the KSV 1870.  The ALC prize is considered one of the Austrian economy's most important awards, and, for the third consecutive year, Paysafe has taken first place in the "International Companies" category.



About Paysafe

Paysafe is a leading global provider of end-to-end payment solutions. Our core purpose is to enable businesses and consumers to connect and transact seamlessly through our industry-leading capabilities in payment processing, digital wallets and online cash solutions. Delivered through an integrated platform, our solutions are geared towards mobile-initiated transactions, real-time analytics and the convergence between bricks-and-mortar and online payments. With over 20 years of online payment experience, a combined transactional volume of US$48 billion in 2016 and over 2,300 staff located in 12 global locations, Paysafe connects businesses and consumers across 200 payment types in over 40 currencies around the world. Paysafe Group plc shares trade on the London Stock Exchange under the symbol (PAYS.L). For more information, visit:

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