MoneyStrands Wins Webby Award for Best Banking Website

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One Year After Launch, Personal Finance Website Receives Internet's Highest Honor

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This Webby Award confirms the positive impact we are making on our users and we’re truly honored to have our site recognized by the Academy.

Online personal financial management service moneyStrands has been voted as Best Banking/Bill Paying Website in the 14th Annual Webby Awards.

Launched in March 2009, moneyStrands innovative, easy-to-use service is the one of the fastest-growing independent personal finance applications on the market. The site boasts more than 130,000 users and offers expense tracking, cash flow management, financial analysis tools and personalized money-saving advice and recommendations.

Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by The New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, including websites, interactive advertising, online film and video, and mobile websites. This year nearly 10,000 entries from over 60 countries and all 50 states were received. Winners were selected based on several criteria including website content, structure and navigation, visual design, functionality, interactivity and overall experience.

“It was just over a year ago when we launched our personal finance application with the goal of helping users develop better financial habits,” said Atakan Cetinsoy, VP of Finance Products at moneyStrands. “This Webby Award confirms the positive impact we are making on our users and we’re truly honored to have our site recognized by the Academy.”

The Webby Awards is presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, a 650-person judging academy whose members include Martha Stewart, R/GA's Chief Bob Greenberg, David Bowie, Arianna Huffington and Twitter's Biz Stone.

“The Webby Awards honors the very best of the Internet,” said David-Michel Davies, executive director of the Webby Awards. “moneyStrands’ achievement is a testament to the skill, ingenuity and vision of its creators.”

moneyStrands is built on Strands Personal Finance Management (PFM) technology. Strands PFM also powers custom online banking solutions for a growing list of global scale banks including BBVA and ING.

About moneyStrands
Headquartered in San Francisco, moneyStrands is an innovative, easy-to-use online personal financial service. It automatically gathers data for financial accounts including savings, checking, loans and credit cards, providing users with an up-to-date, accurate, unified view of their finances. moneyStrands goes beyond providing financial analysis tools, with personalized money-saving advice and recommendations, and lets people anonymously compare themselves with people with similar backgrounds and financial goals. moneyStrands is accessible on the go via a mobile Web site and native iPhone application. The application supports 44 currencies and is available in both English and Spanish. For more information, or to register for free, visit moneyStrands.com.

Connect with moneyStrands online by becoming a fan on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/moneyStrands), following moneyStrands on Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/moneyStrands ) or subscribing to the moneyStrands blog (http://www.moneyStrands.com/blog).

About The Webby Awards
Hailed as the "Internet's highest honor" by the New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, including Websites, interactive advertising, online film and video, and mobile web sites. Established in 1996, the 14th Annual Webby Awards received nearly 10,000 entries from all 50 states and over 60 countries worldwide. The Webby Awards is presented by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. Sponsors and Partners of The Webby Awards include: Microsoft Expression; Aol; YouTube; Pepsi; Aquent; HP; Yahoo!; Corbis; Tribal DDB Worldwide; East Media; IDG; PricewaterhouseCoopers; 2advanced.Net; KobeMail; Museum of the Moving Image; Behance; Business Insider; Time Out New York; paidContent and The Guardian.

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