28 June 2017

Double Gold for Tyro at Tech Design Awards

Australia’s leading independent payments provider, Tyro Payments, has taken out a double Gold win for its App at the recent DRIVENxDESIGN 2017 Tech Design Awards for the FinTech and Future of Work categories.

The Tyro App offers an integrated solution for small business owners to manage all of their finances – connecting them with their accountants, staff, bookkeepers, employees and other signatories. Other key features include automated batch and payroll payments and the ability to monitor EFTPOS transactions easily. From the App, business owners can also access Tyro Smart Growth Funding to access and organise business loans.

Tyro’s Director of Product, Kareem Al-Bassam said Tyro is listening to the needs of Australia’s SMEs.

“Our business banking products are developed from the SME customers’ point of view. For example, in the hospitality sector a major pain point is that waiting staff waste hours every week returning to a central counter to retrieve a bill. In response to this, we developed a ‘Pay@Table’ functionality enabling staff to retrieve payment from the point-of-sale. This feature is driving efficiency for thousands of restaurants across the country. It’s these sorts of solutions that are integral to the design and development process,” he said.

“We take pride in our ability to make our customers’ lives easier through technology and are delighted to receive these awards,” Mr Al-Bassam said. 

Tyro is the first and only technology company in Australia to be granted an unrestricted banking licence, serving more than 18,000 small and medium merchants on their own technology platforms.
DRIVENxDESIGN and Tech Design Awards Founder Mark Bergin said Tyro’s submission was excellent.    

“We’ve rewarded an outstanding collection of well-designed tech projects – the level of tech, design and market centred solutions has been outstanding,” he concluded.

DRIVENxDESIGN is a global community of 75,000 design experts engaged in celebrating courage, recognising design excellence and growing demand for design. DRIVENxDESIGN awards cover the US, UK as well as Australia, with a focus on a design-led marketplace.

Tyro will be presented with their awards in Sydney on 26 July.


DRIVENxDESIGN celebrates the courage of those who commission design and those who create it. DRIVENxDESIGN provides a collaborative platform of award programs across three continents, supported by the world’s most creative minds and organisations. It prides itself on accelerating the transformation to a design-led marketplace; one that understands that tomorrow is the result of yesterday’s courage. Each DRIVENxDESIGN award program acknowledges that we live in a marketplace where the quality of our design choices should be a mix of sound commercial understanding and courageous, relevant design. DRIVENxDESIGN unique difference is to recognise the courage of both those who commission design and those who create it. Professional development of practitioners has been well catered for by industry bodies. DRIVENxDESIGN’s focus is to accelerate the development of those who commission design.

For more information, visit drivenxdesign

Need to know more?

For more about this news story please contact:
Monica Appleby, Head of Corporate Communications on 0466 598 946 or mappleby@tyro.com
Sophie Cotterill, Corporate Communications Manager on 0414 960 292 or scotterill@tyro.com