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IAMTN Annual Money Transfer Awards 2011


The results of this year’s IAMTN Annual Money Transfer Awards were announced at a special ceremony during the Global Money Transfers Summit - 2011 (GMTS-2011) that took place at London’s Hilton Hotel on Park Lane in London on 15th November 2011. The awards were even more strongly contested this year than in previous years. There was more competition as money transfer businesses competed for the prestige of receiving an award. There is no better reward than being recognised by one’s peers.
The IAMTN Annual Money Transfer Awards were kindly sponsored by SWIFT, in order to recognise the achievement of the successful companies. The Award winners were announced by Leon Isaacs, Managing Director-IAMTN, and presented by Veronica Studsgaard, CEO-IAMTN, Mohit Davar, Hon Chairman-IAMTN and Olivier Denis from SWIFT.

IAMTN is delighted to advise the winners of the awards for 2011:
Best Money Transfer Company for Middle East 2011 - Al Fardan Exchange.
Mr. Ibrahim Mohammed from Al Fardan Exchange accepted the award.
Best Money Transfer Company for Eastern Europe 2011 - Sami Swoi.
Mr. Pawel Mes from Sami Swoi accepted the award.
Best Money Transfer Company for Africa 2011 - Unity Link.
Mr. Kevin Basson from Unity Link accepted the award.
Best Money transfer Company for Americas 2011 - Paytoo.
Mr. Simon Holbrook, Chief Marketing Officer of Paytoo, on behalf of Michel Poignant, CEO, and the Paytoo team, accepted the Award. In 2009, Paytoo became the first universal mobile wallet solution to present customers with a single account that combines mobile payment capabilities and telecom services.
Best Mobile payments initiative 2011 - Maroc Telecom
Representatives of Maroc Telecom were not able to be present but their award will be presented to them in the near future.
Best Money transfer Company for Asia Pacific including South Asia 2011 - Pakistan Remittance Initiative.
This special award recognised the efforts of the State Bank of Pakistan to deliver an innovative and effective Initiative. The award that was accepted on behalf of Pakistan Remittance Initiative as unfortunately Mr. Nadeem Bhurgri could not personally receive it.
The judging panel commented that ’this years standard of entry was higher than in previous years and commended all of the winners.’
Congratulations to all of the winners and all companies are encouraged to complete their entries for next year as soon as they can.
On behalf of IAMTN 
IAMTN is the only non-profitable organization that represents the Money Transfer industry across the globe and works with regional money transfer trade bodies.
For over 6 years IAMTN has been: 
* Providing thought leadership activities and fostering an environment for debate and development globally
* Representing the views of members and the broader industry interacting with regulators and key international bodies such as:
- World Bank, UNCTAD, FATF,EU, HMRC, FSA, etc
* Organising global and regional events (Dubai, Moscow, Singapore and London) each year
* Providing a weekly news service on anything and everything to do remittances
* Operating an online library of research articles, news items and market data
* Providing members receive significant discounts on attending our conferences.
For the opportunity to find new international partners and influence global money transfer events get in contact now.
T:+ (44) 203 291 2634
SWIFT is a member-owned cooperative through which the financial world conducts its business operations with speed, certainty and confidence. More than 9,700 banking organisations, securities institutions and corporate customers in 209 countries trust us every day to exchange millions of standardised financial messages.
SWIFT’s role is in the financial industry is two-fold:

  • SWIFT provides a global message communication platform with products and services that allow our customers to connect and exchange financial information securely and reliably.
  • SWIFT also acts as the catalyst that brings the financial community together to work collaboratively to shape market practice, define standards and consider solutions to issues of mutual interest.

 SWIFT enables its customers to automate and standardise financial transactions, thereby lowering costs, reducing operational risk and eliminating inefficiencies from their operations. By using SWIFT customers can also create new business opportunities and revenue streams.
SWIFT has its headquarters in Belgium and has offices in the world’s major financial centres and developing markets. SWIFT provides additional products and associated services through Arkelis N.V., a wholly owned subsidiary of SWIFT, the assets of which were acquired from SunGard in 2010.
SWIFT does not hold funds nor does it manage accounts on behalf of customers, nor does it store financial information on an on-going basis.




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