Citizen wins the Best Open Banking Payments Project award

London, 7 July 2022 - Citizen, provider of instant cardless payments, wins 'Best Open Banking Payments Project’ award.

Citizen is delighted to announce it has won the award for 'Best Open Banking Payments Project' in the Open Banking Expo awards, 2022. This win was in light of the work we have done with charity platform to create an easy-to-use and affordable payments solution that ensures Wonderful's member charities can retain all of the donations they are given. It's a payment solution so successful that Citizen are Wonderful's exclusive payment partner, showing that account-to-account payments (A2A) can be used by almost everyone across the UK.

Kieron James, Wonderful CEO, said:

“Our belief that A2A is the way forward is so strong that we no longer offer card networks at Not only are A2A payments simple, fast and secure, they allow us to reach tens of thousands more charities and raise millions more for the causes we all care about.”

James Neville, Citizen CEO, commented:

“This award is particularly meaningful as it reflects the significant societal benefits that open banking can bring. It has been a real pleasure to work with the team at, and to create a simple donation solution that is accessible to people across the country. This is truly a fintech-for-good story.”


For more information about Citizen and its cardless payment solutions, please visit or email Kate Marsden, CMO, at

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