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-

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 or call on +44(0)78347 26087


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.


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

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