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BB Americas Bank, SE Giftcards recognized in the eighth annual Paybefore Awards competition

Published in 01/28/2014

Redwood City – i2c clients BB Americas Bank and SE Giftcards were each awarded a Paybefore Award for their innovative prepaid programs. The awards are presented annually by Paybefore, whose publications are the leading source of industry information for the global prepaid and emerging payments community. The companies use i2c’s global commerce and prepaid processing platform to power their programs.

A judging panel comprised of prepaid industry experts selected this year’s winners from a record number of applications. BB Americas Bank won in the “Better Way” category for using prepaid to achieve significant process improvements. The bank’s multi-currency scholarship disbursement card has accelerated funds availability for cardholders and simplified the process of sending and receiving scholarship disbursements globally. SE Giftcards won in the “Top Digital Dollars” category, which recognized the best virtual or digital delivery associated with a prepaid program. SE Giftcards is the program manager for the Zagat Dining Card, a nationwide virtual dining gift card.

“The Paybefore Awards celebrate innovation and excellence in the prepaid and emerging payments industry,” said Loraine DeBonis, editor-in-chief of Paybefore and chair of the judging panel. “The BB Americas Bank and SE Giftcards programs are great examples (of how the latest payments technology can bring prepaid to new audiences by solving real-world problems for consumers and organizations.”

Stephan Koukis, senior vice president, Business Advisory Group, at i2c says, “Congratulations to BB Americas Bank and SE Giftcards on this significant achievement. i2c is honored to provide the processing technology that enables these unique consumer experiences.”

BB Americas Bank and SE Giftcards are now contenders for Best-in-Category distinction, which will be announced at the All Payments Expo on March 4 in Las Vegas. Best-in-Category winners will be determined partially by votes from the public. Votes may be cast at paybefore.com until February 3rd.

About i2c, Inc.
From its Silicon Valley headquarters, i2c provides the infrastructure financial institutions, corporations, brands and governments around the world need to launch and profitably manage prepaid and next-generation commerce products. i2c’s global, cloud-based platform supports virtually any prepaid, debit or credit program in plastic, virtual or mobile form. Clients on six continents use the i2c platform to build profitable, differentiated payment products and services that meet unique client needs. For more information go to www.i2cinc.com.

About Paybefore
Paybefore is the leading information provider to prepaid, mobile and emerging payments industry professionals, offering the latest news, commentary and analysis. Paybefore’s family of industry publications includes: Paybefore.com; Pay NewsTM; Pay GovTM; Pay WeekTM; Pay Op-EdTM; Pay MagazineTM, a biannual print publication featuring in-depth articles on the opportunities, challenges and trends in the global payments industry; and the only industry directory, Pay ConnectTM buyer’s guide, available online and in print. Visit us at www.paybefore.com.

Melissa Telli
Director of Marketing and Communications
i2c, Inc.
+1 650-593-5400
E-mail: marketing@i2cinc.com