Keeping up with Blackhawk Network and the prepaid industry


How America Pays in 2015

PLEASANTON, Calif. – July 28, 2015 – Shoppers are using a larger variety of payment options with digital and mobile payments serving as supplements to the traditional cash and card-based payments tools, according to new research released by Blackhawk Network. The research, “How America Pays in 2015: Traditional, Digital and Mobile Convergence in Payments,” surveyed […]

Cardpool Assists Changefindr to Enable Charitable Donations of Gift Cards

SAN FRANCISCO – June 25, 2015 – Cardpool, a leading gift card exchange, announced today an agreement with Changefindr, an innovative new gift card donation platform. Through this partnership, Cardpool enables Changefindr to accept unused and partially-used gift cards (both plastic and digital) as donations which benefit worthy causes. This is another example of Cardpool […]

Blackhawk Network to Acquire Achievers Corp.

Pleasanton, Calif., June 11, 2015 – Blackhawk Network, a leading prepaid and payments network, announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Achievers Corp.  Achievers is a leading provider of employee recognition and rewards solutions designed to help companies increase employee engagement. The acquisition will broaden the reach of Blackhawk’s already extensive incentive and […]

Prepaid Industry Leaders Recognized at Ninth Annual Awards Ceremony Presented by Blackhawk Network

PLEASANTON, Calif. — June 8, 2015 — Blackhawk Network, Inc., a pioneer of prepaid gift cards, payments tools and rewards delivered via a robust and convenient network, announced the winners of its ninth annual Hawk Awards Gala, which took place in Colorado Springs recognizing the prepaid industry’s most innovative leaders. “I continue to be impressed […]

Blackhawk Network Obtains New RAN Patent

PLEASANTON, CALIF – March 13, 2015 – Blackhawk Network, a leading prepaid and payments network, announced the issuance of U.S. Patent No. 8,973,820 on March 10, 2015, a patent that covers the DirectSpend® RAN program and equivalent methods of filtering transactions. The patent is for a computer system and computer implemented method for determining whether a […]

Blackhawk Network Announces New Market-Leading Features for its Digital Services Platform

PLEASANTON, CALIF. – March 4, 2015, Blackhawk Network, Inc., a leading prepaid and payments network, announced today it has expanded its digital services platform to provide additional market-leading features to meet consumers’ gift card needs. The digital services platform is now enabled with exchange services, which allows users to instantly sell their retail, restaurant and […]

Blackhawk Network Wins Best in Category in Ninth Annual Paybefore Awards

PLEASANTON, CALIF. – March 3, 2015 – Blackhawk Network, a leading prepaid and payments network, announced that one of its prepaid programs has earned top recognition from the prestigious Paybefore Awards. Paybefore has selected Blackhawk’s Reloadit Safe as its Best-in-Category in the Top Digital Dollars category. For nine years, Paybefore Awards has conferred the most prestigious […]