February 24, 2015
Blackhawk Network Wins Two Awards in the 2015 Paybefore Awards
Two of Blackhawk Network’s prepaid programs have earned recognition from the prestigious Paybefore Awards. Paybefore has selected T-Mobile Visa Prepaid Card as a 2015 Paybefore Awards winner in the Top of Wallet category and Blackhawk’s Reloadit Safe as a top innovation in the Top Digital Dollars category. For nine years, Paybefore Awards has conferred the most prestigious recognition of excellence in the worldwide prepaid, mobile and emerging payments industry.
Mobile Money is a new product that is breaking ground for “Prepaid 3.0” and empowering consumers with a convenient, economical and secure way to pay bills, shop and even deposit checks while on the go. Mobile Money is transforming smartphones into personal money managers and freeing consumers from some of the fees they pay to use their own money.
The Reloadit Safe, accessible through the Reloadit secure online site, facilitates the electronic storage of funds associated with Reloadit Packs. Consumers store their Reloadit Packs using the Safe, which in turn, provides added security and increased functionality. The main innovation is the Reloadit Safe’s off-the-shelf payment capabilities. Users not only have the ability to load a wide variety of GPR cards but also can pay bills for approximately 10,000 different billers without using a payment card at all.
“This year’s Paybefore Awards have demonstrated once again that payments companies are committed to driving out the inefficiencies of cash and checks, while also increasing value for clients and end users,” said Loraine DeBonis, Paybefore editor-in-chief and chair of the judging panel. “We’re proud to recognize the contributions of T-Mobile and Blackhawk Network to advancing electronic payments and financial services.”