Keeping up with Blackhawk Network and the prepaid industry


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 […]

Blackhawk Network Announces Launch of Blackhawk Engagement Solutions

PLEASANTON, CALIF.– Jan. 27, 2015 – Blackhawk Network, a leading prepaid and payments network, announced today the launch of Blackhawk Engagement Solutions, a new division dedicated to providing customized engagement, incentive and rebate programs for consumers, employees and sales channels. This offering is the result of Blackhawk Network’s recent acquisitions of incentives providers that include parago, InteliSpend, CardLab […]

Blackhawk Network Introduces Digital Gift Cards Through Online Banking in Germany

PLEASANTON, CALIF. – January 13, 2014 – Blackhawk Network, a leading prepaid and payments network, has announced today a new strategic partnership between its German subsidiary, Retailo GmbH and Deutsche Kreditbank AG (DKB). DKB’s banking customers can now digitally purchase gift cards for Facebook, Nintendo eShop and Spotify using their online bank accounts. “Retailo is […]

Hyatt Hotels and Resorts Selects Blackhawk Network As Preferred Third-Party Gift Card Partner

PLEASANTON, CALIF. – December 23, 2014 – Blackhawk Network, a leading prepaid and payments network, announced today that it has partnered with Hyatt Hotels and Resorts to serve as the global hospitality company’s third-party gift card distributor. As part of the agreement, Blackhawk will provide national distribution of Hyatt gift cards. “The decision to partner […]

Blackhawk Network and United States Postal Service (USPS) Work Together to Make Holiday Gifting Even Easier

PLEASANTON, CALIF. – Dec. 9, 2014 – Blackhawk Network, a leading prepaid and payments company, today announced a new distribution deal with the United States Postal Service (USPS). Blackhawk’s closed loop gift cards are available at select USPS locations, just in time for the holidays. “The USPS is excited to work with Blackhawk Network to offer gift cards in our post […]

Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc. Announces New Board Members

PLEASANTON, CALIF. – Dec. 5, 2014 – Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc., a leading prepaid and payments network, announced today that Jane J. Thompson and Richard H. Bard have been elected to its board of directors effective October 6, 2014, when the board was expanded to ten members. “We are pleased to bring Jane and Richard to the Blackhawk board,” said Bill Tauscher, chairman of the Blackhawk board. “Jane’s […]

Just In Time For The Holidays, Cardpool And LevelUp Partner To Enable Users To Exchange Gift Cards For LevelUp Credits

PLEASANTON, CALIF. – November 21, 2014 – Cardpool, a leading gift card exchange network, announced today a new agreement with LevelUp, a leading mobile payments and rewards platform. Through this agreement, Cardpool can enable LevelUp users to sell their unused and partially-used gift cards (both plastic and digital) in exchange for LevelUp credits. Once the gift […]

Datacandy Partners With Blackhawk Network (Canada) To Power Digital Gift Cards

MONTREAL – October 9, 2014 – DataCandy, a Canadian leader in loyalty and gift card software solutions, and Blackhawk Network (Canada) Ltd., a leading prepaid and payments network, announced today that DataCandy has accessed Blackhawk Canada’s digital platform to fuel growth in the digital distribution of gift cards processed by DataCandy in Canada. Through this […]

Blackhawk Network Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire Parago, Inc.

PLEASANTON, CALIF – September 25, 2014 – Blackhawk Network, a leading prepaid and payments network announced today a definitive agreement under which Blackhawk will acquire all outstanding shares of Parago, Inc. for approximately $290 million.  Parago is a leader in providing global incentive and engagement solutions that drive customer acquisition, employee retention and enable and engage channel […]