T-CETRA Awarded Diversity In Business Award From Columbus Business First

−Dublin-Based Firm Recognized For Efforts In Increasing Technology Access For The Underserved

DUBLIN, OH (April 18, 2022)—T-CETRA, a leading financial technology solutions enabler, was awarded Columbus Business First’s Diversity in Business Award which recognizes inclusive organizations and individuals in Central Ohio.

In its 7th year, the awards program highlights excellence in encouraging diversity in age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race and religion in the business community and at local workplaces.

“T-CETRA works every day to create a digitally and financially inclusive future for our merchants and their customers. We believe that everyone should have access to the same products and services, regardless of place of residence or income level,” says Abdul Akel, CEO of T-CETRA. “We are grateful and humbled to be included in this year’s list of honorees but also recognize that Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is an evolving conversation. As we continue to grow, we will innovate solutions that make the underserved, the better served.”

T-CETRA joined other Outstanding Diversity Organization award winners at an in-person awards reception on April 6, 2022 and were featured in a special section in the April 8 issue of Columbus Business First. A few fellow Outstanding Diversity Organization honorees included:

  • Affordable Housing Trust for Columbus and Franklin County
  • Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority
  • Grange Insurance

T-CETRA has previously been recognized for applying   tech prowess for good with the Vanguard Award for Corporate Citizenship as well as for creating an exemplary workplace culture with a Top Workplace Award.


T-CETRA is a leading financial technology enabler that converts cash payments into secure, auditable, cashless transactions at over 10,000 retail locations in the U.S. and Puerto Rico that primarily serve cash preferred customers. Our payment solutions bridge the digital divide for these underserved communities and are used by Fortune 500 companies within the wireless, online marketplace, subscription based premium service, transportation, healthcare, charitable, and government sectors, connecting them to the 84.8 million un/derbanked individuals in the U.S. For more information about T-CETRA, visit


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