Pennies has been awarded the prestigious Chairperson’s Award for the Best Non-Profit / Charities Initiative, at the Merchant Payments Ecosystem (MPE) Awards ceremony 2022, held in Berlin.

The MPE Awards recognise and reward expertise and innovation in the diverse industries associated with merchant payments. This unique category’s theme changes annually, and this year was dedicated to an organisation supporting the voluntary sector – a timely topic given the focus on ESG and purpose-driven business across the merchant and payments industries.

Representing Pennies in-person was Finance Director, Peter Nugent, who said:

“We are so grateful for this award – it is recognition of a journey we began 12 years ago, to marry the UK public’s overwhelming generosity, with the fact that ‘small and often’ ways of giving with cash were disappearing.


Now small digital donations are proving even more vital for the charity sector – as household costs-of-living spiral further and pockets aren’t as deep as they once were. Micro-donations really can change the world.”

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The MPE 2022 Awards, now in their 15th year, were held on 6 July 2022 at the InterContinental Hotel in Berlin. The 2022 Chair is Neira Jones, National Lead for Payments at the Federation of Small Businesses, a member of the Board of Advisors for PCI Pal, and a Strategic Advisor for Advantio. The Chairperson’s Award was sponsored by Allied Irish Banks (AIB).

The MPE win comes hot on the heels of Pennies being awarded the Card & Payments Judges Award in May, when Pennies CEO Alison Hutchinson CBE described 2022 as a “tipping point year” for Pennies.

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Pennies works hand in hand with retailers, charities and payments technology providers to unlock the potential for thousands of customers to donate every day. Together we increase the amount businesses can give by tapping into the industry-wide move to digital payments.


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