Payments eXchange Announces Results of the 2014 PX Prepaid & Payments Awards

MISSISSAUGA, ON, June 24, 2014 /CNW/ - Dave Hunt, Chairman of Payments eXchange released today the Runners Up and Winners for the 3rd Annual PX Prepaid & Payments Awards, the black-tie gala affair, which took place May 29th at the Pantages Hotel, Toronto.

In making the announcement, Hunt said, "It is my absolute pleasure to announce this year's Winners and Runners Up.  The quality of this year's submissions are truly outstanding.  We are also very pleased to introduce the Canadian Payments Hall of Fame with its inaugural inductees representing past year's and this year's winners of the 'Industry Person of the Year' ". 

Winners from each of the seven categories are automatically entered in the Global Emerging Payments Awards in London, UK, October 27th, 2014, whereas in 2013, seven Canadian entries were announced as finalists and three claimed a global win for their outstanding work.

2014 PX Prepaid & Payments Awards Results:
BEST CONSUMER-FUNDED PREPAID OR PAYMENTS PROGRAM
WINNER: TimmyMe™ Mobile App – Tim Hortons & First Data
RUNNER UP: Fairmont Hotels and Resorts Online Gift Card Program – Buyatab

BEST CORPORATE OR GOVERNMENT-FUNDED PREPAID OR PAYMENTS PROGRAM
WINNER: Alberta Emergency Relief – Intelispend Prepaid Solutions
RUNNER UP: Great-West Life Health SolutionsPlus Visa® Payment Card Program – Evolution1

BEST PREPAID OR PAYMENTS MARKETING CAMPAIGN
WINNER: Esso Fuel Savings for the Ultimate Hockey Fan – Exchange Solutions
RUNNER UP: The Gift of Possibilities – InComm Canada & Peoples Trust

BEST VIRTUAL OR MOBILE PROGRAM
WINNER: Mobile Payments and Rewards – PayWith & Carta Worldwide
RUNNER UP: Cash Alternative Payment Method – Ukash

BEST MOBILE PAYMENTS APPLICATION (WALLET, APP, FEATURE OR SERVICE)                WINNER: TimmyMe Mobile App – Tim Hortons & First Data
RUNNER UP: Mobile Redemption App – Spafinder Wellness 365
RUNNER UP: The Dell Advantage ePromotional Card – Dell Canada & StoreFinancial & Peoples Trust

BEST PREPAID & PAYMENTS INNOVATION
WINNER: The Dell Advantage ePromotional Card – Dell Canada & StoreFinancial & Peoples Trust
RUNNER UP: Host Card Emulation (HCE) with Remote Secure Element (RSE) for NFC – Carta Worldwide

LEADING PREPAID OR PAYMENTS ORGANIZATION
WINNER: Peoples Card Services – Peoples Trust
RUNNER UP: eGift Cards – Buyatab

The winners of the eight Award category, "Industry Person of the Year" were also inducted into the inaugural Canadian Payments Hall of Fame, which was launched at the Awards event.

2014 INDUSTRY PERSON OF THE YEAR – PREPAID AND / OR PAYMENTS
WINNER: Talbott Roche, President, Blackhawk Network

INAUGURAL INDUCTEES TO THE CANADIAN PAYMENTS HALL OF FAME
Frank Monaco, Executive VP, GM International, InComm (PX Person of the Year, 2012)
Jeffrey Smith, President & CEO, DirectCash/ATM (PX Person of the Year, 2013)
Talbott Roche, President, Blackhawk Network (PX Person of the Year, 2014)

The 2014 PX Awards Guide can be downloaded directly at http://www.paymentsexchange.ca/pdf/2014-px-awards-guide.pdf

About the PX Prepaid & Payments Awards (Canada)
PX Prepaid & Payments Awards is an annual black-tie gala celebration held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  Each year, following the PX Retreat, the PX Community comes together to celebrate innovation, best practice and achievement in all aspects of the gift, prepaid, emerging technologies and payments industry.  Please visit www.PaymentseXchange.ca/Awards.

About Payments eXchange (PX)
Payments eXchange is the feet on the ground, in Canada, to bring our industry together with greater regularity, precise focus on the Canadian landscape and to drive adoption of our respective prepaid, payments and mobile related products and services.

Our responsibility is to engage and grow our Community, where we have a respected platform to stimulate and educate consumers, regulators and stakeholders on best practices, trends, challenges and opportunities. Our well established dynamic and influential Community of thought-leaders, industry and product shapers are comprised of companies doing business here and others who intend to do business here, in Canada. Go to www.PaymentseXchange.ca.

About Canadian Payments Hall of Fame
The Canadian Payments Hall of Fame has been created to recognize a select group of visionaries, leaders, innovators, role models and luminaries who have made significant contributions to the development and advancement of the Payments Community both in Canada and Internationally.  Individuals who have played a significant role in the conceptualization, development and execution of Payments offerings are considered for induction each year. Go to www.PaymentseXchange.ca/Awards.

SOURCE: Payments eXchange

For further information: Dave Hunt, Chairman, Payments eXchange, Direct: 905 602-0478 x227; Mobile: 416 722-6789, Awards@PaymentseXchange.ca; Further details on the Winners, Runners Up and Judges can be found at PaymentseXchange.ca/Awards.

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