Icon Solutions Wins ‘PayTech for Good’ at PayTech Awards 2021
Icon recognised for outstanding contribution to charitable causes
12 July 2021 – Icon Solutions, the specialist provider of world-class payment solutions and technology consultancy services for banks and other financial services organisations, has won the ‘PayTech for Good’ category at this year’s PayTech Awards in recognition of its outstanding charitable initiatives.
The PayTech Awards recognise the most talented companies and individuals in IT and payments. The ‘PayTech for Good’ category honours organisations that go above and beyond to deliver universal and lasting positive change. Icon was selected by the judges for actively putting the wider community first and demonstrating values of exceptional connection, collaboration and generosity to its chosen charities.
“At Icon, we are committed to bringing something different to fintech and this means living by our values,” comments Icon Co-Founder and Director, Darren Capehorn. “We are proud to support multiple charities – many of which we have long-standing relationships with and have become extremely close to our hearts. This includes local projects that allow us to give back to our community in Wimbledon, as well as organisations driving long-term sustainable change across the globe like the Guatemala Water Project and WeSeeHope in Southern and Eastern Africa.”
Founded in 2009, Icon delivers solutions to leading global financial institutions including Lloyds Banking Group and HSBC. In October 2020, it announced strategic investment from J.P Morgan to expand its technology and geographic reach, helping new and existing customers realise the potential of payments in a data-driven world where increased competition means suppliers have to find ways to reduce total cost of ownership whilst maintaining the flexibility to innovate. This includes the development of Icon’s cloud-native payments solution, IPF which enables a low-risk approach to payments transformation. for banks.
Icon continues to expand amid strong year-on-year growth, which is enabling the company to increase its charitable contributions each year.
Darren adds: “Even with heavy investment in our product and service offering, we’ve recalibrated how much we set aside for charity so that we can stay true to our values. For us, success is about more than percentages. Our involvement with charities isn’t to tick a CSR box – it’s truly at the heart of who we are.”
“The PayTech for Good category celebrates companies that are delivering genuine, sustainable impact for charitable causes beyond basic Corporate Social Responsibility,” comments Tanya Andreasyan, Editor in Chief at FinTech Futures, and a PayTech Awards Judge. “Icon stood out and impressed the judges by demonstrating its commitment to tackling global socio-economic issues and innovative ways of engaging employees in supporting local community projects.”
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