MasterCard Reports 40% Growth in Prepaid Business across Asia/Pacific, Middle East & Africa for 2013

Cross Border and E-commerce Transactions Key Drivers for Growth 

China Presents Biggest Opportunity for Further Growth

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Singapore, 3 April 2014 – MasterCard reported a growth of 40% in gross dollar volume, or GDV, for its prepaid card business across Asia/Pacific, Middle East & Africa (APMEA) for 2013 (y-o-y).

Grass Roots releases new pure card design to celebrate birthday

01 April 2014 - Grass Roots, the world’s leading provider of employee and customer engagement solutions, is celebrating 34 years serving hundreds of the biggest brands around the globe, with the launch of a new design for their prepaid debit product: pure card.…

ecoPayz “ecoVirtualcard” launches to receptive UK market

18 March, 2014 - ecoPayz, a leading global payments solutions provider has announced the launch of its one-use payment card allowing consumers to securely pay for goods online and over the phone.

The new ecoVirtualcard can be immediately acquired and used to spend around the world wherever MasterCard® is accepted.…

PIF webinar poll reveals government disbursements and remittances predicted to be a key driver of prepaid market growth

17 March, 2014 - International not-for-profit trade association, Prepaid International Forum (PIF) today announced highlights from the second in a series of two incisive webinars on prepaid market trends around the world.

The series has provided PIF members in India and the Middle East with insights on emerging trends and opportunities for prepaid.…

PIF Webinar: Global Prepaid Market Trends Part 2

24 February 2014 - Presented by Peter Sidenius, a Director at Edgar, Dunn & Company and member of the PIF Board of Directors, this webinar was the second in a two part series providing in-depth insights to the global prepaid landscape. …

Prepaid International Forum webinar to compare and contrast prepaid market trends in North America, Africa and Asia-Pacific

13 February, 2014 – International not-for-profit trade association, Prepaid International Forum (PIF) today announced the second in a series of two incisive webinars on prepaid market trends around the world. The webinar will be held on Monday, 24 February 2014 at 10.00 am GMT.…

Prepaid International Forum elects Craig James, CEO of Neopay, as Chairman

10 February, 2014– International not-for-profit trade association, Prepaid International Forum (PIF) today announced the appointment of Craig James as Chairman of the PIF Board of Directors.

Mr James succeeds Robert Courtneidge whose two year term of office has drawn to a close.…

Prepaid Industry Trade Body to Meet in Dubai

02 February 2014 - International not-for-profit trade association, Prepaid International Forum (PIF), today announced programme highlights for its Middle East Chapter meeting at the Dusit Thani Dubai on Wednesday, 12 February 2014.

The opportunity to position prepaid as a sustainable payment solution in key segments such as youth and the unbanked is rapidly emerging, as is the potential for prepaid to enhance financial inclusion.…

Mulled wine, mistletoe and multi-channel gifting

13 December, 2013 - By Rachelle St Ledger, PrePay Solutions

This year, as never before, retailers are looking to capitalise on the multichannel shopping environment to make the most of the festive season. Christmas is a time of great importance to the entire retail establishment, but this year, claiming the maximum share of the market will be – in part – an exercise in technological prowess.…

PIF webinar poll shows remittances predicted to be a key driver of prepaid market growth in the Middle East

15 November, 2013 - Industry Trade Body Compares and Contrasts Prepaid Market Trends in Key Markets

Prepaid International Forum webinar poll shows remittances predicted to be a key driver of prepaid market growth in the Middle East

International not-for-profit trade association, Prepaid International Forum (PIF) today announced highlights from the first in a series of two incisive webinars on prepaid market trends around the world.…