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MasterCard Wins 16 Best in Category Awards at 2016 Pay Awards!

This week in New Orleans, MasterCard went home with a total of 16 Best in Category Awards at the 10th Annual Pay Awards– one of the most prestigious recognitions of excellence in the worldwide prepaid, mobile and emerging payments industry.

The expert judging panels focused on Prepaid, Payments Technology and Retail & Loyalty to pick the best in categories.


MasterCard took home big wins in categories ranging from government benefits delivery, to consumer champion and best mobile commerce solutions and mobile app.

MasterCard is pleased to announce that MasterPass won for “Best Online or Mobile Commerce Solution” in the Retail/Loyalty category. “We are honored to see MasterPass, our digital commerce experience, gain recognition for the simple and secure shopping experience that it enables,” said Matt Barr, group head, Digital Payments & Labs, MasterCard. “MasterCard is committed to continuing to enhance the digital commerce experience through our world-class solutions.”

A noteworthy distinction among the 14 prepaid solutions was for MasterCard Aid Network. Recognized as the Change Agent of the Year, MasterCard Aid Network is a digital, non-financial service that can be loaded on a chip card and used by organizations to provide basic human needs such as food, shelter and healthcare to impacted populations. It enables NGOs to rapidly deploy the service anywhere in the world regardless of connectivity. The MasterCard Aid Network also supports local economies while empowering beneficiaries and merchants with technology and NGOs with lower costs and greater transparency in how aid is spent.

See below for the full list of MasterCard winners in their categories:


Best Government Benefits Delivery

  • PROIIF, MasterCard Worldwide, BANSEFI Banco del Ahorro Nacional Servicios Financieros SNC
  • VRA South Africa VAT Refund Program, MasterCard Prepaid Management Services, MasterCard Worldwide, Travelex Card Services
  • Association of Commonwealth Universities Foreign Student Disbursement Program, MasterCard Prepaid Management Services, MasterCard Worldwide

Best Health Benefits Delivery

  • TASC Card, Total Administrative Services Corporation, MasterCard Worldwide, The Bancorp Bank
  • MyPlanConnect for the My Ameriflex Health Care Card, Ameriflex, MasterCard Worldwide

Consumer Champion – U.S.

  • GoBank, GreenDot Corporation, MasterCard Worldwide

Consumer Champion – Global

  • Postepay Evolution Poste Italiane, MasterCard Worldwide
  • Bidvest Multi-currency World Currency Card, MasterCard Prepaid Management Services, Bidvest
  • Epipoli MasterCard Prepaid Web, Epipoli Emerchants

Best Mobile App

  • GoBank, Green Dot Corp., MasterCard Worldwide

Rising Star

  • Set for Life , MasterCard Worldwide, Sunrise Banks

Best Mobile App,

  • VIMpay ,MasterCard Europe, PayCenter

M-Wallet of the Year

  • TIM Multibank Caixa, Caixa Economica Federal, MasterCard Worldwide
  • True-Pay with Mobile, True Corporation Public Company, MasterCard Asia Pacific

Rising Star

  • T2P Co. Ltd., MasterCard Worldwide

Change Agent of the Year

  • MasterCard Aid Network, MasterCard International

Retail & Loyalty

Best Online or Mobile Commerce Solution          

  • MasterPass, MasterCard Worldwide