Keeping up with Blackhawk Network and the prepaid industry


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 […]

Blackhawk Network Acquires CardLab as Part of Incentives Expansion Strategy

PLEASANTON, CALIF. — September 15, 2014 – Blackhawk Network announced that it has completed the acquisition of Dallas, Texas-based CardLab, Inc., a leading online provider of customizable prepaid incentive and rewards cards. The deal is part of Blackhawk’s strategy to extend its prepaid card solutions from physical and online retail channels into the B2B channels that issue […]

Blackhawk Network Continues New Mobile Wallet Capabilities with Google Wallet

PLEASANTON, CALIF. — September 3, 2014 – Blackhawk Network, Inc., a leading prepaid and payments network, today announced an integration with Google Wallet that allows customers the opportunity to better manage and spend their gift cards through the ease of their mobile devices. Blackhawk Network provides expanded capabilities including verifying the gift card is active and […]