TORONTO, June 19, 2014 /CNW/ - InteliSpend Prepaid Solutions | A Blackhawk Network Business, is pleased to announce that it has been recognized with another top industry award resulting from a timely prepaid card solution that helped thousands of displaced Alberta flood victims last summer. On May 30, InteliSpend's solution was awarded Best Corporate or Government-Funded Prepaid or Payments Program at the 2014 PX Prepaid & Payments Awards in Toronto.
InteliSpend successfully assembled a tangible prepaid card solution that was issued within 48 hours. With nearly 15 years of experience in partnering with vendors and banks to meet tight deadlines, InteliSpend even dispatched customer support representation directly to the site of the emergency. Onsite, a successful alliance was established with the Government of Alberta's own representatives to distribute two different denominations of prepaid cards to displaced populations in need of aid. The prepaid cards were crucial in providing flood victims with funds to purchase food, clothing and other necessary items at a time of crisis.
"InteliSpend is honored to receive this prestigious award for offering aid during a time of crisis," said Edward Collins, vice president of sales, Canada. "Thanks to our strong relationships with key partners, including Peoples Trust, Source One Direct and Visa Canada, we were able to provide prepaid cards quickly to assist those who experienced the loss of their personal belongings as a result of the flood."
This latest recognition was conferred at the third annual PX Prepaid & Payments Awards, which was hosted by the Prepaid & Payments Exchange as part of the seventh annual Prepaid and Payments Retreat. Eight award categories were independently judged by a panel of diverse experts both within and outside the prepaid and payments industry. Earlier this year, InteliSpend was also recognized for Alberta flood relief as a Category Winner ("Prepaid with Soul") at the prestigious annual PayBefore Awards in Las Vegas.
About Blackhawk Canada
Blackhawk Canada is a subsidiary of Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAWK and HAWK B), and is a leading prepaid payment network that supports the physical and digital distribution of a wide range of prepaid products. Blackhawk Canada utilizes proprietary technology to provide consumers a broad selection of gift cards, prepaid telecom handsets, airtime cards and general purpose reloadable cards across a global network. Through Blackhawk Canada's digital platform, the company supports prepaid products and offers across a growing network of digital distribution partners including leading retailers, financial service providers, social apps, mobile wallets and other integrated physical-to-digital channels.
About InteliSpend Prepaid Solutions
InteliSpend Prepaid Solutions | A Blackhawk Network Business, delivers intelligent prepaid solutions for business needs: employee rewards, wellness, sales incentives, expense management and promotional programs. InteliSpend's prepaid card expertise, innovative approach and patented DirectSpend® process can solve complex challenges. Learn more about InteliSpend at www.intelispend.com.
About Peoples Trust Company
Peoples Trust Company is a financial institution headquartered in Vancouver, B.C., with offices across Canada. The Company is active in originating and servicing mortgages, with over $ 6.2 billion in assets under administration, and offers very competitive deposit products. Peoples Trust, through its subsidiary Peoples Card Services, is a pioneer of prepaid and credit card programs in Canada, and a market leader in both reloadable and non-reloadable card products of Visa and MasterCard. For more information, visit www.peoplescardservices.com.
About Source One Direct
Source One Direct is a leading provider of card personalization and fulfillment services in the United States. Source One Direct is part of Gemalto (Euronext NL 0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security with 2013 annual revenues of €2.4 billion and more than 12,000 employees operating out of 85 offices and 25 research and software development centers. Our innovations enable our clients to offer trusted and convenient digital services to billions of individuals. Gemalto thrives with the growing number of people using its solutions to interact with the digital and wireless world.
For more information on Gemalto and its personalization services, visit www.gemalto.com
For more information, contact:
Edward Collins, InteliSpend Marketing Communications
647.253.5854 or Edward.Collins@intelispend.com
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