“The Jury appreciated the Handpoint mCommerce solution for small merchants because it combines new technologies such as smartphone and tablet with a secure PIN entry devices connecting with the mobile phone through bluetooth technology,” says Leon Dhaene, Chairman of the Guiding Hand Awards. “The additional innovative part in this solution is the European response to Square…” Leon adds.
The Channel Awards goes to the acquirer, the processor, the network services provider, the payment services provider, the payment scheme, the MNO or the solution provider, who was able to offer innovative or the most complete offering regarding card, mobile or online acceptance in different channels.
Solution: Handpoint Headstart – a Mobile Chip&PIN payment solution
Awards: The Channel Awards 2012
Event: Merchant Payment Ecosystem Conference 2012
Where: Berlin, Germany
The Handpoint Headstart solution is the world’s first Chip&PIN payment solution for smartphones and tablets and allows small merchants as well as big retailers to leverage mobile devices as card acceptance devices in a secure way. Handpoint thereby follows the footsteps of Square and iZettle but with a fully compliant Chip&PIN solution and a white labelling strategy, enabling acquiring banks and Mobile Network Operators to go themselves after the market under their own brand name.
“We strongly believe in the mobile device as a payment terminal and are convinced that our fellow partners in finance can benefit from our innovation and that it may pave the way for wide spread card acceptance among small merchants. These prestigious awards are a great encouragement to our team for our innovation in mobile payments acceptance and we are greatly honoured by the jury selection,” said David Gudjonsson CEO of Handpoint.
About Merchant Payment Ecosystem
Merchant Payments Ecosystem® (MPE) represents the biggest European platform putting together all merchant payment acceptance professionals. MPE is an umbrella for three interconnected topics related to payment acceptance at POS: card acquiring, e-commerce payments acceptance and mobile payments acceptance.
About Handpoint Ltd.
Handpoint develops and white labels Mobile Payments Acceptance (MPA) solutions to acquiring banks and Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) – enabling merchants of all size to accept all card payments (MSR, EMV, and NFC) in a totally secure way on smartphones, tablets, handhelds and PCs. Handpoint has a complete end-to-end payment solution including a cloud based fully PCI-DSS certified payment gateway for both authorisations & settlements. The company was established 13 years ago and has a global customer base including some well-known brands.
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