Australian fintechs feature heavily in the 2023 APAC Payments Excellence Awards

Australian fintechs feature heavily in the 2023 APAC Payments Excellence Awards

The APAC Payments Excellence Awards have unveiled the 2023 Category Finalists across 12 trailblazing payment segments. Celebrating the pinnacle of today’s accomplishments, the categories also provide a glimpse into the future horizon of APAC Payments.

Stephen Benton, the former CEO of eftpos Australia and Chair of the Judge Committee, reflected on the calibre of the entries, stating, “The influx of interesting submissions underscores the strides made in diverse facets of the industry. From cutting-edge payment technology to collaborative achievements, cross-border endeavors, ESG initiatives, financial inclusion strategies, and the growing AI sphere, the depth and breadth of innovations have been inspiring.”

A distinguished panel of judges assessed each submission against the defined criteria for their respective categories. The shortlisted entities stood out for their innovation, commitment to collaboration, and notable milestones achieved in the APAC payments ecosystem.

The finalists are setting new benchmarks, blending intelligent ideas with technological solutions, signalling an exciting era for the APAC payments industry.

Reflecting on the selection process, May Lam, CIO of Australia Payments Plus and Judge Committee Member further added, “The journey to zero in on the finalists was challenging. Such rigorous standards imply that being a Category Finalist is a noteworthy achievement. Every shortlisted company should cherish this acknowledgment.”

The APAC Payments Excellence Awards program expresses sincere gratitude to all participants and extends warm congratulations to the exemplary finalists.

The highlights of the award program will be the grand reveal of category winners at the Award Gala Dinner Event on 13 October, hosted at the iconic NSW Art Gallery.

Those passionate about the payments industry and participants alike are strongly urged to secure their tickets for an extraordinary evening of networking and celebration, with the most prominent influencers of the APAC Payments sector.


The 2023 APAC Payments Excellence Awards finalists are:

Best B2B Payment Experience

Best B2C Payment Experience

  • LexisNexis Risk Solutions
  • PayPal
  • Wpay

ESG Payments Initiative Excellence

Operational Excellence & Business Transformation

Innovative Al or Data Usage in Payments

Most Impactful Payment Industry Innovation

Outstanding Payment Industry Collaboration

Impactful Financial Inclusion Payment Model

  • Alipay+ ANT group
  • Invoicemart

Payment Fraud andRisk Excellence

  • Ekata
  • LexisNexis Risk Solutions
  • ZOLOZ Pte. Ltd.

Domestic Payment Newcomer 2023

Most Innovative Merchant Services

Best Cross Border Payments Solution

The awards program is empowered by the Emerging Payments Association Asia, EPAA.