Banco do Brasil Americas, SE Giftcards recognized in the eighth annual Paybefore Awards competition

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – January 28, 2014 – i2c clients Banco do Brasil Americas 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. Banco do Brasil Americas 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 Banco do Brasil Americas 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 Banco do Brasil Americas and SE Giftcards on this significant achievement. i2c is honored to provide the processing technology that enables these unique consumer experiences.”

Banco do Brasil Americas 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 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.

About i2c Inc.

i2c is a global provider of highly-configurable payment and banking solutions. Using i2c's proprietary "building block" technology, clients can easily create and manage a comprehensive set of solutions for credit, debit, prepaid, lending and more, quickly and cost-effectively. i2c delivers unparalleled flexibility, agility, security and reliability from a single global SaaS platform. Founded in 2001, and headquartered in Silicon Valley, i2c's next-generation technology supports millions of users in more than 200 countries/ territories and across all time zones.

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