‘Cards International’, a briefing service published by Timetric, has revealed the winners of the 2015 Prepaid Europe Awards.

The awards ceremony was the culmination of the Prepaid Summit: Europe 2015 Conference, held at the Principe di Savoia hotel in Milan, title-sponsored by VISA Europe.

The awards challenged candidates from across Europe to share their recent successes in the prepaid industry. The winners were honoured in the ceremony hosted by Cards International editor Douglas Blakey.

"We had over 120 nominations, a record for the long established Prepaid Europe Awards with over 30 candidates shortlisted across nine categories," said Blakey.

"Cards International would like to congratulate all the winners of Prepaid Europe Awards and recognise all those who contributed to the success of the event, and to thank title sponsors Visa for their continued support.

"The purpose of the awards is about lifting the prepaid industry to new heights of outstanding performance in the increasingly competitive market that we all face.

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"The event celebrated the best of the best in prepaid cards and payments innovation. This is really a chance to celebrate the winners recognised as providing outstanding results and performance," added Blakey.

The list of winners of the 2015 Prepaid Europe Awards

Best Mobile Wallet/Alternative/Emerging Prepaid solution – Barclaycard

Remittances/Government/Financial Inclusion – Post Italiane

Corporate/Travel Card Programme – Smart Concepts

Gift/Incentive Open & Closed Loop Programme – Epipoli

Prepaid Innovation of the Year – Ixaris

Prepaid Marketing Campaign of the Year – Banco Popolare

Industry Partner/Vendor of the Year – Center of Financial Technologies

Technology Initiative of the Year – Amilon

Prepaid Personality of the Year – Kevin Kelson



Editor’s notes

About Cards International

Cards International is the leading source of global news and in-depth analysis for the cards and payments services sector. For over 25 years it has been the trusted source of reliable, timely and in-depth news and analysis for senior executives in the international cards industry. For more information please visit and follow @payments_news

About Timetric

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