QuinStreet's MoneyRates.com Wins Standard of Excellence Award

MoneyRates.com, one of QuinStreet's flagship personal finance sites, earns an award in the Web Marketing Association's 2012 WebAwards, a competition that evaluates websites on multiple factors and honors outstanding sites across multiple industries.

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The Financial Services Standard of Excellence is significant to us because we see helping to improve financial literacy as an important part of our mission and this award is confirmation that we are meeting that standard.

Foster City, Calif. (PRWEB) September 13, 2012

This week, MoneyRates.com earned a Financial Services Standard of Excellence Award in the 2012 WebAwards by the Web Marketing Association. MoneyRates has been a leading publisher of banking and savings account rates, personal finance news and investing advice since 1999.

The WebAwards, which honor the best websites across 96 industries, judge sites on factors including content, design, interactivity and innovation. 2012 is the second consecutive year MoneyRates.com has received a WebAward. The competition, now in its 16th year, awarded MoneyRates.com a Standard of Excellence Award in 2011and also recognized the site with the Best Financial Services Mobile Website award in the Web Marketing Association's 2012 MobileWebAwards.

For the MoneyRates.com team of producers, developers, financial experts, writers and editors, the award is a sign that the site's personal finance tools and content are empowering consumers with the data and knowledge they need to make informed financial decisions.

“I’m very excited that MoneyRates has again been awarded the Financial Services Standard of Excellence," said Richard Barrington, CFA, senior financial analyst for MoneyRates.com. "It helps remind us of our goal to continue to be creative and informative in delivering content that is above the norm for sites of this type.”

In 2012 MoneyRates.com has gained attention from numerous major media outlets for its data-driven features, including its semi-annual survey on bank fees and quarterly survey on bank rates as well as a recent study on states offering the most opportunity for young people. Barrington says that while the time and expense of compiling and analyzing data for projects like these is considerable, that effort is a key part of building MoneyRates.com's industry-leading resources.

“The Financial Services Standard of Excellence is significant to us because we see helping to improve financial literacy as an important part of our mission," Barrington said. "We can only do that if we deliver useful, high-quality content, and this award is confirmation that we are meeting that standard.”

About MoneyRates.com    
MoneyRates.com has been a leading source of information on bank rates, personal finance, savings accounts and investing since 1999. The site helps consumers find the highest rates on certificates of deposit, money market accounts and savings accounts. The Web Marketing Association awarded a Financial Services Standard of Excellence to MoneyRates.com in the 2011 WebAwards competition. MoneyRates.com is owned and operated by QuinStreet, Inc. (NASDAQ: QNST), one of the largest Internet marketing and media companies in the world. QuinStreet is committed to providing consumers and businesses with the information they need to research, find and select the products, services and brands that best meet their needs. The company is a leader in visitor-friendly marketing practices. For more information, please visit QuinStreet.com.
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