In Other News: MITSUBISHI (award); BLUESNAP (award); THE BANCORP (video); and CSI (award).
MITSUBISHI – Mitsubishi UFJ Financial was named Americas Bank of the Year for 2015 by IJGlobal, the project finance and infrastructure magazine’s top annual regional honor.
BLUESNAP – BlueSnap won a 2016 PYMNTS Innovator Award in the category of Best Merchant Solution. BlueSnap is being recognized for innovation that helps online merchants solve checkout abandonment by providing frictionless mobile checkout for consumers and simple integration to the platform for merchants. This is the fourth year for this competition, which has seen an exponential increase in participants, and has a selection and voting process unmatched in intellectual rigor and competitive energy. Judges this year included Janet Estep, NACHA, Aaron Goldman, General Atlantic, James Hale, FTV Capital, Matt Harris, Bain Capital Ventures, Hans Morris, General Atlantic, Paul Purcell, Continental Advisors, Dan Rosen, Commerce Ventures, Karen Webster, PYMNTS.com and Matt Witheiler, Flybridge Capital Partners.
THE BANCORP – The Bancorp released its next Finetics Studio interview series: “European Payments Trends,” featuring Pat Patel, Content Director at Money20/20 Europe; and Kriya Patel, The Bancorp’s Managing Director of Payment Solutions in Europe.
CSI – During an evening that PYMNTS refers to as ‘the Oscars for payments,’ CSI globalVCard took home the silver Innovator Award for the Best POS Innovation of the year. Flanked by MasterCard (gold) and FIS (bronze), CSI globalVCard’s managing director, David Disque, accepted the award on behalf of startup Yoke Payments, a mobile app that enables both self-checkout and inventory management through one payment system, jointly developed by CSI globalVCard and Delicious Nutritious Markets (DNM).