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February 28, 2010

Nominate now for 2010 Awards

Nominations are now welcome from Cards International readers who wish to highlight the outstanding product launches and innovations from the past year, with the winners to be announced at our prestigious Gala Awards Dinner. This years Cards & Payments Europe Event and Awards will be heading to Madrid in Spain on 18-19 May, where the worlds leading cards and payment players will gather to share their market-leading business insights and best practices, and discuss how they have reshaped their business models to adapt to this new era.

By Verdict Staff

The Cards & Payment Europe 2010 Awards will take place on 18 May in Madrid, Spain. Nominations are now welcome from Cards International readers who wish to highlight the outstanding product launches and innovations from the past year, with the winners to be announced at our prestigious Gala Awards Dinner.

 

This year’s Cards & Payments Europe Event and Awards will be heading to Madrid in Spain on 18-19 May, where the world’s leading cards and payment players will gather to share their market-leading business insights and best practices, and discuss how they have reshaped their business models to adapt to this new era.

As always, our Gala Awards dinner to be held on the evening of 18 May is sure to be a highlight of the event, as it is one of the few awards ceremonies that is truly global in scope, acknowledging and rewarding outstanding product launches, innovations and contributions in the cards and payments sector over the last 12 months.

Awards will be determined on a global basis, with specific criteria for each individual award.

The award categories will be applied for activities in the last 12 months, not general category excellence.

As editor of Cards International, I would like to ask our readers to submit their nominations for this year’s awards.

Full information on the awards categories and nomination submissions can be found on www.vrl-financial-news.com.

Please email or post your nominations to Victoria Conroy, editor of Cards International, at victoria.conroy@vrlfinancialnews.com.

The deadline for receipt of nominations is 26 March.

The Cards International team and a panel of esteemed judges drawn from the global cards and payments sector will then draw up a shortlist of nominees, with the winners to be announced at the Cards & Payments Europe Gala Awards Dinner.

On behalf of the Cards International team, I hope you will be able to join us for what promises to be a highly engaging and lively event.

Awards categories

Best Merger & Acquisition

Criteria:

• Acquisition or merger that fundamentally changed the nature of the organisation’s business, market position, market conditions or industry.

• Financially successful acquisition (price, potential, etc).

• Significant future opportunities to the business from the M&A activity.

Best New Credit Card Product Launch

Criteria:

• A new or re-launched credit card product with significant unique features or marketing strategies or programmes

• New to issuer, market or both

• Acquired significant number of new accounts in six months following launch

Best New Debit Card Product Launch

Criteria:

• A new or re-launched debit card product with significant unique features, or marketing strategies or programmes

• New to issuer, market or both

• Acquired significant number of new accounts in six months following launch

Best New Prepaid Card Product Launch

Criteria:

• A new prepaid card product with significant unique features, or marketing strategies or programmes

• New to issuer, market or both

• Acquired significant number of new accounts in six months following launch

Best New Co-branded or Affinity Card Product Launch

Criteria:

• A new co-branded or affinity card product with unique partners, partnership strategy, features, or marketing strategies or programmes

• New to issuer, market or both

• Acquired significant number of new accounts in six months following launch

Best Innovation in a Loyalty Programme

Criteria:

• The issuer that has developed a truly new and unique innovation for its loyalty programme. This could include a technology application, marketing programme, partnership strategy, new loyalty programme design or other significant facet of a loyalty programme.

Best Commercial Credit Card Issuer

Criteria:

• Issuer must have a significant market share of at least one type of commercial card in at least one market, and preferably multiple markets.

• Products or marketing programmes should be unique or new to the market.

• In the last 12 months issuer has introduced new product, significantly increased market share

Best Card Processor of the Year

Criteria:

• A processor that has made a major change to the industry through new services, technological advancements, acquisitions or other significant activities.

Merchant Acquirer of the Year

Criteria:

• A merchant acquirer that has made a major change to the industry through expansion, technological advancements, acquisitions or other significant activities.

Most Promising New Entrant

Criteria:

• A promising start up which is set to prosper in the years ahead and has brought creativity and innovation to the cards and payments market.

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