The 22nd annual Cards & Payments Europe conference and awards,
organised by Cards International, the sister newsletter to
RBI, has announced the winners of its 2009 industry

At an awards ceremony held in Prague on the
evening of 18 June, Turkey’s AsyaCard was crowned Best New Credit
Card Product Launch while Net+ and Standard Chartered Bank India
picked up the awards for the best prepaid and debit card launches

Best Innovation in a Loyalty Programme
category resulted in a tie between Fiserv and Welcome

The award for the Best Merger and Acquisition
went to First Data for the EUFISERV deal with Equens picking up the
gong for Best Card Processor of the Year.

Other winners included PayLife (Best Merchant
Acquirer of the Year); JPMorgan Chase (Best Commercial Card
Issuer); BNP Paribas/Orange (Best Co-Brand/Affinity Card Product
Launch); and Rêv Worldwide (Most Promising New Entrant).