Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Prepaid365 Awards 2013 Call for Entries Announced

Prepaid365 Awards 2013 Call for Entries Announced: The 5th edition of Prepaid365 Awards launched with call for entries announced. Entry Deadline 14.02.13.

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Prepaid365 Review: ICE Travellers Cashcard

ICE Travellers Cashcard07.10.12 - The ICE Travellers Cashcard was reviewed and launched on Prepaid365 earlier this week. Available in EURO, USD and GBP, this prepaid MasterCard is an excellent solution to all your travel money needs abroad and unlike UK Debit cards, there are no hefty usage charges to be paid abroad.

The ICE Travellers Cashcard is free to purchase and you can request up to 4 additional cards completely free of charge, great for family or friends looking to spend from the same account balance.

The top 5 reasons for making sure that this card is in your wallet would be as follows


  • Free to Purchase and Free Emergency Back up Card - The ICE travel card is absolutely free to purchase and you can get a free emergence back up card; so if you do lose your card, you have a readily available back up to use instantly without the hassle of having to re-order a new card. What's more - you can order additional cards for friends and family too.

  • NO Foreign Exchange or Cross Border Fees - That's correct. With the ICE Cashcard, there are no FX fees or cross border fees to be paid. That means that you pay nothing extra for using any of your currency cards in a region with a different currency.

  • No Transaction Fees - There are no transaction fees for using your ICE prepaid card in the UK or abroad.

  • Low Fixed Fee ATM Withdrawals: Withdrawing money from an ATM will incur a small £1.00/$1.25/€1.00 fee.

  • Best Foreign Currency Provider - The ICE Travellers Cashcard is bought to you by ICE PLC, who were recently named as one of the best foreign currency providers in the UK. Buy with the confidence that you are supported by a quality organisation.


Read the ICE Cashcard review and find out more about the benefits of this excellent prepaid travel card that should be at the front of every travel wallet.


You can get the ICE Travellers Cashcard at https://www.iceplc.com/prepaid-currency-card/

Source: http://www.prepaid365.com/buzz/2012/10/ice-travellers-cashcard-reviewed/

Monday, 2 July 2012

MoneyCorp Prepaid Card Reviewed on Prepaid365

MoneyCorp Explorer Prepaid Card02.07.12 - The Moneycorp Explorer Prepaid Card was reviewed and launched on Prepaid365 in June this year and this spanking new travel card is already making headlines.

One of the most innovative prepaid card launches within 2011, the Moneycorp prepaid card allows travellers to carry 14 currencies on the same card making it ideal for travellers who are planning to travel across different regions and that "round the world" trip perhaps. With a 5 year validity, no transaction or ATM fees and no loading or reloading fees, this multi-currency card is a travellers dream companion.

The top 5 reasons for getting a Moneycorp Explorer prepaid card would be as follows


  • Genuine Multi-currency Card - With 14 spectacular currencies on the same card, the Moneycorp prepaid card is probably the only genuine multi-currency card in the UK market. That saves you having to carry more than one currency card if you are travelling to different regions.

  • Zero Transaction and ATM fees - This is not an error - there are no transaction or ATM fees on the Moneycorp Explorer card when it is used in the UK or abroad.

  • No Loading or Reloading Fees - You heard it here first. There is no fee for loading or reloading your Moneycorp prepaid card. This is truly one very special fee free prepaid card.

  • Award Winning Prepaid Card - This prepaid card is already making headlines where it matters most. Within a year of launching, consumers voted the Moneycorp Explorer card as the "Best Prepaid Card Innovation" at the 2012 Prepaid365 Awards. Bravo!

  • 5 Year Card Validity - Say What? Yup - you heard us right. The Moneycorp Travel card is valid for 5 incredible years which means that you do not need to apply for a new card during that period and have a card which you can use over 5 years in 14 currencies!


Read the Moneycorp prepaid card review and find out more about the benefits of this exceptional fee free genuine multi-currency prepaid travel card.

You can buy the Moneycorp Prepaid Card at http://www.moneycorpcard.com/

Source: http://www.prepaid365.com/buzz/2012/07/moneycorp-prepaid-card-reviewed-on-prepaid365/

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Sasha's Movers & Shakers with Prepaid365 - April 2012

With less than 100 days to go to The Olympics in London 2012, the year started well for Prepaid and all things contactless, with Russell West moving from Payment Card Technologies to Proxama as Business Development Manager for mobile wallets.

Russian Revolution

Paul Bartholomew-Keen takes the helm as MD RBK Money and
Glen Dower is their new Marketing Manager, both moving from Epay

Dressing up with Tuxedo

Alan Tamblyn, Business Development Manager, from Comet joins Tuxedo Money Solutions
Dean King, Business Development Manager also joins Tuxedo from 10 years at Thames Card Technology

Movers & Shakers Extra

Sandy Sancaster joins Voice Commerce Group as Head of Business Implementation from White Eagle
Callum Waddell is now Relationship Manager to CQR UK Payment Solutions from Global Prepaid Exchange.
Thom Alves moves to Ingenico hired as Account Director from The Logic Group
Tracey Quinn moved to be UK Head of Sales at Wirecard UK & Ireland from The Logic Group
James Baggott stays with MasterCard and has moved into an emerging payments role at MasterCard from Prepaid
Andrew Bailey is now Commercial Manager at Tesco Bank moving from Argos for Business

Watch out for the next edition of Sasha's Movers and Shakers in May 2012.

Disclaimer: The information above is provided by Sasha Marley at Wentworth Executive Search and all information is correct at time of publishing. If you would like to submit information with regards to new hires, promotions or movers anywhere in the Prepaid Industry and would like that to appear in the next edition of Sasha’s Movers & Shakers, then please email sasha.marley@wentworthexec.com

Sasha's Movers & Shakers with Prepaid365 - April 2012

Sasha Marley

With less than 100 days to go to The Olympics in London 2012, the year started well for Prepaid and all things contactless, with Russell West moving from Payment Card Technologies to Proxama as Business Development Manager for mobile wallets.

Russian Revolution


  • Paul Bartholomew-Keen takes the helm as MD RBK Money and

  • Glen Dower is their new Marketing Manager, both moving from Epay


Dressing up with Tuxedo

  • Alan Tamblyn, Business Development Manager, from Comet joins Tuxedo Money Solutions

  • Dean King, Business Development Manager also joins Tuxedo from 10 years at Thames Card Technology


Movers & Shakers Extra

  • Sandy Sancaster joins Voice Commerce Group as Head of Business Implementation from White Eagle

  • Callum Waddell is now Relationship Manager to CQR UK Payment Solutions from Global Prepaid Exchange.

  • Thom Alves moves to Ingenico hired as Account Director from The Logic Group

  • Tracey Quinn moved to be UK Head of Sales at Wirecard UK & Ireland from The Logic Group

  • James Baggott stays with MasterCard and has moved into an emerging payments role at MasterCard from Prepaid

  • Andrew Bailey is now Commercial Manager at Tesco Bank moving from Argos for Business


Watch out for the next edition of Sasha's Movers and Shakers in May 2012.

Disclaimer: The information above is provided by Sasha Marley at Wentworth Executive Search and all information is correct at time of publishing. If you would like to submit information with regards to new hires, promotions or movers anywhere in the Prepaid Industry and would like that to appear in the next edition of Sasha’s Movers & Shakers, then please email sasha.marley@wentworthexec.com

Overwhelming Response Drives Prepaid365 Awards 2012

Prepaid365 LogoThe Prepaid365 Awards 2012 sponsored by T24 Prepaid promise to be the most comprehensive and representative consumer awards within the prepaid industry as the 4th Edition of the annual Prepaid365 Awards has received an overwhelming number of consumer entries with over 200,000 entrants responding to consumers surveys which will decide the destiny of the awards in 2012.

Amit Sharma, CEO and Senior Prepaid Consultant at Prepaid365, said that: “We are absolutely delighted with the tremendous consumer response to both the main awards and the social media competitions being run in conjunction with the awards. The Prepaid365 Awards provide an excellent opportunity for Prepaid Card providers to raise the awareness of their brand and product proposition amongst consumers and also raise social media interaction with consumers through the range of social media competitions that are run in conjunction with the main awards. We look forward to an exciting evening of announcements on 31st May, 2012”

“We would also like to thank our sponsors who represent a mix of some of the rising new stars and innovators within payments and finance including T24 Prepaid, Optimal Payments, Century Bancorp, Emotion Associates, Kalixa Prepaid and Lebara Money.”

The social media competitions have also been extremely popular with consumers with Lebara Money and Kalixa Prepaid giving away a free prepaid card and spend money to daily winners and the lead sponsor T24 Prepaid have launched their own awards season promotion with two time limited award season special offers on the T24 Black Prepaid card providing consumer with even better value.

Philip Meyer, Managing Director of the Platinum Sponsor T24 Prepaid, said: “It is extremely encouraging to see such a great consumer response to the awards. We are delighted to be associated with the Prepaid365 Awards. The awards represent recognition of the tremendous efforts put in by prepaid providers to develop successful prepaid solutions. The Prepaid365 team is doing a terrific job in raising prepaid awareness amongst consumers. We are looking forward with great anticipation to the announcement of the awards.”

The Prepaid365 Awards are the UK’s definitive Consumer Prepaid Card Awards where votes are cast by those who matter the most – Consumers. Launched in 2009 by Prepaid365, one of the UK’s leading prepaid card comparison sites, the awards are designed with the simple aim of recognising best in category service providers for different consumer and business prepaid categories as well as highlighting worthy runners ups in each of those categories.

The Prepaid365 Awards sponsored by T24 Prepaid will be announced on www.prepaid365.com on 31st May, 2012 with simultaneous announcements being made via social media channels including Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

For further information, please contact:

Prepaid365 – The Prepaid Card Comparison Portal

Prepaid365 is the UK’s leading prepaid card portal online to review, compare and buy prepaid credit cards representing an encyclopaedia of information on prepaid cards, providers and all things prepaid.

The annual Prepaid365 awards, launched in 2009, recognise best in class prepaid propositions and prepaid card providers voted for by consumers and Prepaid365’s subject matter experts, respectively with the awards being based on various factors including application process, card design, fee structure, features, functionality, added value and feedback from customers, customer services and the prepaid industry. Visit Prepaid365 to find out more about the awards at http://www.prepaid365.com

Prepaid365 is a trading name of Emotion Associates Limited - UK Registration Number: 06964513

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Thursday, 1 March 2012

Tweet to Win an iPad2 and Prepaid Cards with Prepaid365

Apple iPad201.03.12 - The Prepaid365 Team are back with some smashing new social media competitions designed for those who would love to get their hands on Apple iPad2, one of our 3 mystery prizes in addition to our daily giveaways. So over the next 90 days, get ready to win prizes galore as the Prepaid365 Team get ready to celebrate the Prepaid Industry with the launch of the 2012 edition of the Prepaid365 Awards sponsored by T24Prepaid - www.t24prepaid.com.

WIN, WIN, WIN

The new competitions are being launched based on the success of the resoundingly successful "Tweet to Win an iPad Contest with Prepaid365" that we ran last year but this time there are prizes galore, with Daily winners winning free prepaid cards with spend money too.

Are you excited yet? Well, we are too and here is what you need to do.


  • Competition 1: Tweet to WIN a FREE Prepaid Card and Spend Money – Daily Competition with additional Monthly Surprise Draw – Click here
    &

  • Competition 2: Tweet to win an Apple iPad2 with Prepaid365- Click here


Get in it, to Win it! All the best from the Prepaid365 Team!
Source: http://www.prepaid365.com/buzz/2012/03/smashing-new-competitions-with-prepaid365-ipad2-and-more/

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Prepaid365 Awards 2012 - Entry Deadline 22.02.12

Prepaid365 Logo08.02.2012 - Prepaid365, one of the UK’s leading and dedicated prepaid card comparison websites, announced the call for entries for the fourth edition of the Prepaid365 Prepaid Card Awards 2012 with an entry submission deadline of 22nd February, 2012.

Now in their 4th year, the Prepaid365 Awards continue to generate significant interest around the UK and the globe with an ever increasing number of entries from within the UK and abroad. The Prepaid365 Prepaid Awards continue to be one of the only, if not the only, awards where the results are determined solely by consumers in a majority of the categories and hence, the awards provide an excellent endorsement and genuine consumer appreciation for the efforts of prepaid card providers in launching and running these truly stellar programmes. The awards also highlight a few worthy runners ups in each category, shining the light on up and coming superstars within the prepaid industry.

Based on consumer and industry feedback, the Prepaid365 Awards team have maintained the award categories from 2011 with Awards due to be handed out in 22 different categories including 2 business categories for programme managers who have excelled in serving big business and small business.

Over the next 10 weeks, subject matter experts at Prepaid365 will work in conjunction with consumers to determine the winners across the 22 categories from votes gathered via online surveys and social media votes with the aim of researching, reviewing and collating consumer choices across prepaid cards and prepaid card providers across the UK and beyond.

Amit Sharma, CEO and Senior Consultant at Prepaid365 commented, “The response to the first 3 editions of the Prepaid365 Awards was truly exceptional. It is often seen with trade circles that it is quite easy to get providers excited about awards but the Prepaid365 Awards are truly unique as we have had enhanced consumer engagement with each edition of the awards and we expect the 4th edition to raise the bar even higher.

In fact, it is with this in mind that we have introduced an even more robust voting process this year and decided to engage providers and their existing consumer base to greater effect to make the awards even more representative of the people who really count - consumers!. I have previously stated that the awards seem to grow bigger each year and the entries fly in from further afar than before and we expect 2012 to be no different. Here's to the biggest consumer prepaid awards night of 2012. I am extremely pleased to announce the call for entries for the fourth edition of the Prepaid365 Prepaid Awards in 2012”.

Divya Sharma, Marketing and PR Director at leading prepaid marketing consultancy Emotion Associates stated, “Prepaid365 is widely recognised as the leading prepaid card portal in the UK serving the needs of customers and the industry. 2011 was an exceptional year with the launch of the dedicated Prepaid365 Business listings which provide an excellent opportunity for prepaid stakeholders to interact with each other and find a business partner or supplier or client. Our independent care reviews are trusted by consumers and we work extremely hard to ensure that content is regularly updated and is current. In 2011, the social media competition that we ran alongside the Prepaid65 Awards was great fun and we are doing the same again but with even more jazz and pizazz than last year and consumers are going to be the big winners all through out. Leading Payment industry specialists recommended Prepaid365 as the "reference site and industry resource with prepaid" and we are well on our way to establishing the Prepaid365 Prepaid Card Awards as the consumers voice and consumer awards "free of commercial bias and an excellent opportunity for prepaid card providers to gauge and reference success against the one opinion that really counts - CONSUMERS".

Previous winners at the Prepaid365 Prepaid Card Awards include industry leaders such as Virgin Money, Cashplus, Splash, Caxton FX, White Eagle, Neteller, O2 Money, TSYS, Payment Card Technologies, Secure Trust Bank, Think Banking, Prepaid Financial Services as well as newcomers such as Phones4u, Clearcash and Kalixa. As always, you need to be in it to WIN it!

Call for Entries for the 2012 Prepaid365 Prepaid Card Awards sponsored by Transact24- www.t24prepaid.com

Have you got a prepaid credit card programme that has been recently launched or has performed exceptionally well over the last 12 months? Have you submitted your entry into the Prepaid365 Prepaid Card Awards? Well, download the entry form and details below and submit your entry before the deadline on 22nd February, 2012.


For further detail, please refer to the Prepaid365 Awards 2012 Call for Entries brochure here - Prepaid365 Awards 2012 Call forEntries Brochure .

Remember the entry deadline is 22.02.12 and the award winners will be announced on 31.05.12. No entries accepted beyond that deadline day. No really - we mean it this time!

If you have any questions about the 2012 Prepaid365 Prepaid Card Awards or would like to enquire about Sponsorship Options with the Prepaid365 Awards 2012, please email Amit Sharma at amit@prepaid365.com or call on +44(0)78347 26087

Sources:

http://www.prepaid365.com/buzz/2012/02/prepaid365-prepaid-card-awards-2012-call-for-entries-deadline-22-02-12/

http://www.prepaid-marketing.co.uk/2012/02/prepaid365-awards-2012-call-for-entries/

Friday, 3 February 2012

Limited Time Offer Expires 14.02.12 - Free Kalixa Prepaid MasterCard

Kalixa Prepaid CardThe Kalixa Prepaid MasterCard is available absolutely FREE to Prepaid365 Customers as part of Kalixa's 3rd year anniversary celebrations. All customers applying for a Kalixa card between 1st Feb, 2012 and 14th Feb, 2012 can get the Kalixa prepaid MasterCard absolutely free when making their first deposit of £50 or more. It's another excellent offer from the team at Kalixa following on from the Disney Promotion last Christmas.

To avail this offer, simply visit the Kalixa Prepaid Card website and apply for a Kalixa card and the usual £4.95 card fee will be waived when making an initial load of £50. With thousands of new customers signing up each week, Kalixa is well established in the United Kingdom, Germany and Italy, and is on track to expand into Spain and the Netherlands within the next two months.

"We’re really pleased that Kalixa is becoming more and more popular every day," says Suresh Vaghjiani, Head of Product Management at Kalixa’s issuing bank, Vincento Payment Solutions. "We’ve worked hard over the past three years to improve the features of the card, and we’ve spent a lot of time optimising our fees. The positive feedback we’re continually receiving proves we’re on the right track.”

Get your Kalixa card today - Visit the Kalixa Website.

Source: http://www.prepaid365.com/buzz/2012/02/free-kalixa-card-limited-time-only

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7th Branch Opened by South Africa's ATM Solutions

ATM Solutions LogoIt has been thirteen years since South African home-grown company, ATM Solutions, opened its doors with the aim to bring fully serviced, conveniently located and reliable ATMs to more areas in the country. Committed to achieving its goal of bringing banking to the people, Africa’s leading independent deployer and operator of ATMs today celebrated the opening of its 7th branch, which has been up and running since November last year and is situated in Witbank in the Mpumalanga region.

“The area has always been serviced, but exceptional growth over the last few years highlighted the need for a dedicated branch to attend to the unique needs of our business and banking partners, clients and the ATM user community in the province.” says ATM Solutions’ Mpumalanga branch supervisor, Gerhard du Plessis, who initially joined the company as a field technician in 2007 and has over six years of experience in the field.

With client relations executives, sales representatives, and dedicated technicians spread across the region, as well as administration and dispatching staff, the branch is well-equipped with all the necessary resources and skills to effectively monitor, maintain, troubleshoot and promptly support the region’s ATMs locally.

With a national footprint of over 4000 ATMs deployed and operated on behalf of eight of southern Africa’s major banks, Wayne Abramson, CEO of ATM Solutions, notes that the new branch is currently responsible for servicing about 300 sites in the Mpumalanga region, and provides a further platform to support our goal of making banking more accessible and affordable to the South African public. “Together with our banking partners, we continue to strive to financially include as many people as possible, particularly in developing and underserviced areas where communities have the most to gain from an extended banking footprint”.

Dedicated to run the Mpumalanga branch in line with ATM Solutions’ internal ethos of “Having fun... Making money... and Doing good,” du Plessis says that the team is committed to making each client feel valued. “Personal interaction based on service excellence, complete customer satisfaction and trust will continue to be the cornerstone of our service offering,” he concludes.

The public can reach the new branch during business hours by calling (013) 692 5518.

For more information on ATM Solutions and its other branches situated across the country visit www.atmsolutions.co.za.

To find out more about Prepaid Cards and Prepaid Card providers, visit Prepaid365.

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Discretion, Privilege and a 50000 USD Card Balance - T24 Black Prepaid VISA

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T24 Black Prepaid Card23.11.11 - The T24 Black Prepaid VISA card was reviewed and launched on Prepaid365 earlier today. The T24 Black prepaid card is the undoubted "Daddy" prepaid card amongst prepaid cards targeted at the affluent worldwide traveller and the discerning user. A truly mind boggling USD 50,000 load limit make this the ultimate high end credit card alternative without credit. The T24 Black prepaid credit card comes with complementary Priority Pass Membership with access to business facilities and refreshments at over 600 Airport Lounges as well as premium travel insurance, giving you ease of mind and a comfortable trip every time.

The top 5 reasons for getting the T24 Black prepaid VISA card (or "BIG DADDY" card) would be as follows


 

  • USD 50,000 Card Balance Limit - As a frequent global traveller, it just does not get better than this. The T24 Black prepaid VISA card is for those who like to travel in style.

  • Complimentary Priority Pass Access – Priority Pass Access comes as standard with the T24 Black prepaid card which provides access to 600 Airport Lounges worldwide, with business facilities, refreshments and a whole lot more..

  • Complimentary Premium Worldwide Travel Insurance –Did someone say Travel insurance? This power prepaid card comes with free premium worldwide travel insurance and medical benefits as standard.

  • ZERO Transaction Fees – Yup - there are no transaction fees on the T24 Dollar Prepaid Card. So use in a USD region with zero transaction fees at retail.

  • No Credit Checks – Even with the enhanced card balance limit of USD 50,000, the T24 Black prepaid VISA card is a prepaid card and that means no credit checks or bank accounts are necessary and there is guaranteed acceptance subject to identity & residency checks..


Read the T24 Black Prepaid Card review and find out more about the powerful concoction that provides privilege, discretion and affluence.

You can buy the T24 Black prepaid card at https://www.t24blackcard.com/

Source: http://www.prepaid365.com/buzz/2011/11/launch-alert-t24-black-prepaid-visa-card/

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