Austin, Texas (PRWEB) February 08, 2013
Paybefore has chosen the OneSmart Card, powered by Rêv Worldwide, a payment products innovations company, as a 2013 PayBefore Award winner in the Best General Purpose Reloadable Card Program - International category as well as the winner for Expanding the Boundaries of Prepaid.
Paybefore Awards, now in its seventh year, is the most prestigious recognition of excellence in the worldwide prepaid and stored value card industry. Paybefore, whose publications are the leading source of industry information for the global prepaid community, present the awards annually.
“We are proud to have the opportunity to redefine the payment experience for travelers with the OneSmart Card,” said Roy Sosa, CEO of Rȇv Worldwide. “Without the collaborative and innovative spirit of our partners, Air New Zealand and MasterCard, this product would not have been possible.”
The OneSmart Card was selected as a winner by a panel of five industry experts who served as judges for this year’s competition, which included entries from around the world.
“Being a multiple category award winner in the Paybefore Awards for our innovative OneSmart card is great,” says Air New Zealand General Manager Customer Value Hamish Rumbold. “Innovation underpins Air New Zealand’s approach to business and our OneSmart card is a great example of a product that has enhanced the customer experience and reshaped the Travel and Loyalty card market.”
“Paybefore Awards were created to honor the companies and individuals that are at the forefront of innovation as well as successful market implementation across the globe,” said Loraine DeBonis, Paybefore editor-in-chief and chair of the judging panel. “It’s a dynamic time in electronic payments as companies like Rȇv Worldwide continues to innovate to solve payments problems,” she continued. “We are proud to recognize its contributions to advancing the prepaid and emerging payments industry.”
About Rêv Worldwide
Dedicated to driving widespread commercial availability of financial services in underserved markets around the world, Rêv Worldwide helps partners rapidly and effectively access hard-to-reach markets and enables underserved consumers to make affordable, safe and convenient financial transactions. Rêv’s full range of integrated mobile and prepaid card solutions – including Rêv-branded, co-branded and affinity payment products – are issued by banks, powered by its multi-language, multi-currency processing platform, and delivered by partners and directly to consumers through its growing global retail network. Rêv is headquartered in Austin, Texas and operates in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia-Pacific, and is a member of the MPOWER Ventures investment portfolio. Learn more at RevWorldwide.com.
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