We’re very excited to share with you all that we’ve been shortlisted for the Payments Start Up of the Year!
Now in its ninth year, the Payments Awards recognise and celebrate companies that have demonstrated excellence and innovation in the payments space. The Start Up of the Year award highlights a company launched three years ago or less, with a payments product or service that’s had a significant impact on the sector.
Payments Start Up of the Year
Swipen has been shortlisted as the epitome of a visionary start up. We began operating in August 2019, offering fully tailored solutions to our merchants. In the past two years we have expanded to a team of eight with over 3,000 happy customers. We also have imminent plans to open a second location in Glasgow and increase the team exponentially over the coming year.
When the Covid-19 pandemic took hold, we realised that Swipen’s vision for innovative and affordable solutions was needed now. At just six months old, we were up against the giants of the industry. It soon became apparent, however, that being a small company was key to our success; we began working with other industry professionals to adapt and develop our software and systems; we went through the famously difficult and costly process to be accredited to offer Apple Pay and Google Pay online; and we chose to complete the detailed and extensive application to successfully become an authorised and regulated member of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).
As a young startup, we believe wholeheartedly in the power of partnerships; they are the future of the payments industry and allow us to continuously adapt to these rapidly changing times. Together, we have developed an e-commerce system that is so adaptable and advanced that we can move faster than the big industry leaders, and offer a unique and innovative payments lifeline to companies nationwide. Swipen is pleased to have assisted hundreds of customers with tailored payment solutions during the pandemic, including the NHS, Goals, and Pizza Hut.
Congratulations to the whole Swipen team and our valued partners for making this possible. We’re also shortlisted for the Marketing Campaign of the Year, and the ninth annual Payments Awards take place on 11th November in London, so watch this space to find out if we get to win!