DZ BANK and Equens win award for cooperation with iZettle

This year’s “Future Payments Awards” singled out DZ BANK and Equens for their cooperation with iZettle as “Merchant Acquirer of the Year 2013.”

The awards, which are given in ten categories, were awarded in London on 15 May as part of a two-day conference on issues relevant to the cards and payments industry.

DZ BANK and Equens won against the other finalists in the category, the companies Discover Financial Services, Global Payments/Intuit and PayPal. The two companies were distinguished for the provision together with the local cooperative banks of an attractive mobile card-acceptance system for smaller companies, the self-employed and private persons. In the jury’s opinion this solution not only reaches a broader market, but also potentially contributes to an overall change in payment behaviour in Germany.

The prizes are awarded each year by Cards International, a news service run by timetric, the global provider of market data, analyses and consulting services. The awards are intended to pay tribute to important pioneering achievements in the cards and payments landscape. Before the event the jury members make independent proposals as to which companies should be shortlisted for nomination.