PRN: Winners Announced at Epic 2012 Prepaid365 Awards
Winners Announced at Epic 2012 Prepaid365 Awards
LONDON, June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Prepaid365, the UK's leading prepaid card comparison portal, announced the winners of the 4thÂ Edition of the Prepaid365 Awards sponsored by T24 Prepaid with consumers across the UK voting for their favourite prepaid cards across different categories such as Travel, Everyday Money, Money Transfer, Payroll, Gaming, Online Shopping and Youth.
The Prepaid365 Awards were launched in 2009 and the 4th edition of the awards witnessed 86 providers competing across 22 different categories. The 2012 edition received a tremendous response with over 345,000 consumers voting to decide the destiny of the awards.
Divya Sharma, Marketing and PR director at Prepaid365and prepaid marketing consultancy Emotion Associates,Â commented: "TheÂ response to theÂ 2012 Prepaid365 AwardsÂ wasÂ of truly epic proportions.Â We had 37,000 responses in 2011, which was great, but with over 345,000 validated responses having been received across emailed surveys and social media, theÂ 2012 editionÂ of theÂ awardsÂ represents by farÂ the most comprehensive consumer endorsementÂ for prepaid card providers.2011-12Â may haveÂ seen a consolidation and shrinkage of the prepaid card industry with a number of programme managers andÂ Â prepaid card providersÂ Â disappearing from the marketplace but in terms of consumer awareness, interest a! nd usage ofÂ Â prepaid cardsÂ Â -Â the market has grown in leaps and bounds and the response to the awards this year has been staggering indeed."
Winners on the night included
Best Prepaid Card Overall - Virgin Pay As You Go Prepaid Card Best Newcomer Prepaid Card 2011-2012 - Orange Cash Best General Spend Prepaid Card - Net+ Prepaid MasterCard Best Travel Prepaid Card - Caxton FX Global Traveller Best Unbanked Prepaid Card - Cashplus Prepaid Gold MasterCard Best Privacy Prepaid Card - Virgin Pay As You Go Prepaid Card Best Gaming Prepaid Card - Net+ Prepaid MasterCard Best Payroll Prepaid Card - Cashplus Prepaid Gold MasterCard Best Incentives/Rewards Prepaid Card - Virgin Pay As You Go Prepaid Card Best Youth Prepaid Card - Splash Plastic Prepaid Card Basic Back Account with Prepaid Card - Cashplus Prepaid Gold MasterCard Best Online Shopping Prepaid Card - Virgin Pay As You Go Prepaid Card Best Free Prepaid Card - Net+ Prepaid MasterCard Best Gifting Prepaid Card - Apple iTunes Gift Card Best Moneyshare Prepaid Card - Lycamoney Prepaid Card Best International Prepaid Card - T24 Black Prepaid Card Best Prepaid Card Innovation - MoneyCorp Explorer Prepaid Card Best Prepaid Marketing Campaign - Travelex Royal Wedding Cash Passport Best Prepaid Card Website - my Travel Cash Prepaid Card Best Prepaid Card Design - Spark Prepaid Card Best Programme Manager - Small Programmes - Prepaid Financial Services Best Programme Manager - Large Programmes - Prepaid Financial Services
Philip Meyer, Managing Director of Transact24 Ltd, said: "We are delighted to have done so well in this year's prestigious Prepaid365 Awards. The achievement is a great testament to the expertise and enthusiasm of the T24 team who have played a major role in bringing the innovative T24 Black product to a discerning market. Â The T24 Black VISA Prepaid Card represents true value, rolling up the benefits of premium travel insurance as well as priority pass membership. Secure and reloadable, this is the ultimate high end credit card alternative."
Rupert Lee-Browne, Chief Executive at Caxton FX commented: "At Caxton FX, we pride ourselves on delivering innovative, great value products and the very highest standards of customer service. We're delighted, therefore, that - for the fourth consecutive year - consumers have recognised these dual benefits through this award. The Prepaid365 Awards provide an all-embracing, robust and impartial benchmark across the burgeoning prepaid sector and have become one of our core measures of the overall customer experience. Ultimately, we're in the business of helping people enjoy a great travel experience - this award proves demonstrably that our customers feel we're succeeding."
Amit Sharma, CEO and Senior Prepaid Consultant at Prepaid365 and founder of the Prepaid365 Awards,Â Â commented that "We launched theÂ Â Prepaid365 AwardsÂ Â as we wanted prepaid awards to reflect consumer views and opinions and give UK consumers a voice to shape the growth of prepaid in the UK. Some of the providers like Net+, Cashplus, Caxton FX and Virgin Money are now starting to rack up a history of wins at the awards each year and that indicates that year on year, they continue to deliver value and innovation to match customer expectations and that drives loyalty and customer retention. My heartiest congratulations to all the winners and runners up."
"It is also worth taking a moment to thank all our sponsors T24 Prepaid, Optimal Payments, Century Bancorp, Emotion Associates, Kalixa Prepaid and Lebara Money for making the awards possible and to consumers who voted in their thousands across surveys and social media for their favourite prepaid cards."
Prepaid365 is the UK's leading prepaid card portal online to review, compare and buy prepaid credit cards representing an encyclopaedia of information on prepaid cards, providers and all things prepaid. Visit http://www.prepaid365.com to review and compare prepaid cards for Money Transfer, Travel, Gaming, Shopping, Payroll and Expense management, Privacy, Gifting and Business.
What all the Winners Said
To find out more about the winners and runners up at the 2012 Prepaid365 Awards, visit the Prepaid365 websites at http://www.prepaid365.com/prepaid-card-awards-2012.html
For further information, please contact Prepaid365/Emotion Associates Limited:
Prepaid365 is the UK's leading prepaid card portal online to review, compare and buy prepaid credit cards representing an encyclopaedia of information on prepaid cards, providers and all things prepaid.
The annual Prepaid365 awards, launched in 2009, recognise best in class prepaid propositions and prepaid card providers voted for by consumers and Prepaid365's subject matter experts, respectively with the awards being based on various factors including application process, card design, fee structure, features, functionality, added value and feedback from customer, customer services and the prepaid industry. Visit Prepaid365 to find out more about the awards and this years' winners at http://www.prepaid365.com
Prepaid365 is a trading name of Emotion Associates Limited - UK Registration Number: 06964513
Emotion Associates Limited was founded by Amit Sharma, a Senior Marketing professional and prepaid industry consultant who worked for some of the largest prepaid card providers in the UK Industry.
A dedicated marketing consultancy exclusively serving the prepaid card industry in the UK, Emotion specialise in producing tailored campaigns to market Prepaid Credit Cards both with two goals in mind: Acquisition Â and Branding.
With extensive experience in all areas of marketing to include Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), Pay Per Click (PPC), Display Advertising, Affiliate Marketing, E-mail Marketing and the Social Media marketing mix as well as consultancy services around offline Marketing and Retail Channel Development, Emotion Associates are the specialist experts to help set your product apart in an extremely congested UK market with over 200 prepaid card providers making it increasingly difficult for those prepaid card providers to get their message and unique value proposition across.
Emotion Associates aim to increase visibility and awareness of your brand and find the most cost effective mechanism to convert that Awareness, into Interest, Desire and ultimate Action (AIDA). Find out more at http://www.prepaid-marketing.co.ukÂ