Optimal Payments Plc (LSE: OPAY), the leading alternative payments business, announces that its Net+ Prepaid MasterCard® has won three categories at the Prepaid365 awards, including Best Prepaid Card Overall.
Amit Sharma, CEO of prepaid marketing consultancy Emotion Associates and founder of Prepaid365 said: “The prepaid industry continues to grow at a rapid pace with close to 100 new programmes launching over the last 12 months. Each year, there tend to be one or two prepaid cards which simply stand out above the rest, and the NETELLER Net+ Prepaid Mastercard is undoubtedly one of the stand out performers of 2010-11 with a ringing endorsement in six categories from those who matter most – consumers. The title best in class is definitely apt in this case and is just reward for an exceptional year for the team at Optimal Payments.”
Dan Starr, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at Optimal Payments said: “We are delighted to win yet more consumer awards at the Prepaid365 Awards for the NETELLER Net+ card. Prepaid365 provide the industry with comprehensive information on the prepaid market and are helping raise consumer awareness of prepaid cards; a mandatory site bookmark for all prepaid stakeholders.”
The three categories won by the NETELLER Net+ card are
- Best Prepaid Card Overall
- Best Gaming Prepaid Card and
- Best Prepaid Card Innovation.
The innovation award was won by the virtual NETELLER Net+ card, which generates a one-time card number for each online purchase. The NETELLER Net+ card was also runner up in the categories for Best General Spend Prepaid Card and Best Free Prepaid Card, while NETELLER’s Ninja Defence Facebook Game was runner up in the Best Prepaid Marketing Campaign category.
These latest awards add to a growing list of industry recognition for the NETELLER Net+ card. Previous wins include Best Prepaid Marketing Campaign at the Prepaid Awards in October 2010, the Best Gaming Prepaid Card at the Prepaid365 Awards in February 2010, as well as Best New Prepaid Card Product Launch at the Cards and Payment Europe Awards in 2009. The NETELLER Net+ card is available to NETELLER members in over 70 countries. It is free to buy, free load, and there are no monthly fees.
Prepaid365 is a leading online portal which provides information on prepaid card programmes. The annual Prepaid365 awards, launched in 2009, recognise best in class prepaid propositions and prepaid card providers voted for by consumers and Prepaid365’s subject matter experts, respectively with the awards being based on various factors including application process, card design, fee structure, features, functionality, added value and feedback from customer, customer services and the prepaid industry.
Visit Prepaid365 to find out more about the awards and this year’s winners at http://www.prepaid365.com