MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 30, 2013--
Paybefore has chosen U.S. Bank’s Contour Campus Card as a 2013 Paybefore
Awards winner in the “Most Effective Solution” category. Paybefore
Awards, now in its seventh year, recognizes excellence in the worldwide
prepaid and emerging payments industry.
U.S. Bank’s Contour Campus Prepaid Card combines a school’s student ID
with a feature-rich Debit MasterCard®. Schools can
electronically deposit funds to the card – saving approximately $3 per
load versus issuing checks. U.S. Bank provides students with same day
Parents and students can load funds online, and students can add cash
via the MasterCard rePower Load Network or at U.S. Bank branches.
Students can use their Contour Campus Card to make purchases anywhere
Debit MasterCard is accepted and to make cash withdrawals at any U.S.
Bank or MoneyPass ATM for free. Contour Campus also provides students
and their parents access to account information online, through the
toll-free customer service call center, and a Contour Campus Card mobile
app for Apple and Android.
“This is a prestigious honor in the prepaid space and we are thrilled to
be recognized in this category,” said Kevin Morrison, senior vice
president at U.S. Bank. “The Contour Campus Card is a general purpose
reloadable card that helps fill a need for parents and students in
managing the financial aspects of college.”
Contour Campus Card was selected by a panel of five industry experts who
served as judges for this year’s competition, which — once again —
included a record number of entries from around the world.
“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 U.S. Bank continue to innovate to
solve payments problems. We are proud to recognize its contributions to
advancing the prepaid and emerging payments industry.”
“As the world changes, so do the payment and money management needs of
individuals, businesses and government agencies,” added Marilyn
Bochicchio, Paybefore’s CEO. “Paybefore Awards recognizes the
organizations that use financial services to make people’s lives better,
which is why it is so exciting for us to honor those who champion
innovation and excellence.”
Contour Campus Card now will vie for Best-in-Category distinction, which
will be announced during the Paybefore Awards ceremony on March 4 at the
Prepaid Expo (www.prepaidexpousa.com).
For the first time in Paybefore Awards history, visitors to
Paybefore.com will have a chance to vote on Best-in-Category. The
outcome of this vote (counted as one-sixth of the total) will be
combined with the five judges’ picks to determine Best- in-Category
Paybefore is the leading information provider to prepaid and emerging
payments industry professionals, offering the latest news, commentary
and analysis. Paybefore’s family of industry publications includes:
Paybefore.com; Paybefore News; Paybefore Mobile™; Paybefore News
International™; Paybefore Update™; Paybefore Legal™; Paybefore
Magazine™, a biannual print publication featuring in-depth articles on
the opportunities, challenges and trends in the global prepaid and
emerging payment industry; and the only industry directory, Paybefore
Buyer’s Guide Connections™, available online and in print. Visit us at www.paybefore.com.
About U.S. Bank:
Minneapolis-based U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB), with $354 billion in assets
as of December 31, 2012, is the parent company of U.S. Bank National
Association, the 5th largest commercial bank in the United States. The
Company operates 3,084 banking offices in 25 states and 5,065 ATMs and
provides a comprehensive line of banking, brokerage, insurance,
investment, mortgage, trust and payment services products to consumers,
businesses and institutions. Visit U.S. Bancorp on the web at www.usbank.com.
Source: U.S. Bank
U.S. Bank Media Relations
Teri Charest, 612-303-0732