20 years of experience in prepaid online payments
With the rapid expansion of the internet in the late 1990s, online shopping gained increasing significance. However, the lack of suitable payment methods proved to be a barrier to the development of e-commerce. This is where the founders of paysafecard began: They developed a solution to the idea of "cash for the internet" and became pioneers in online payments. Today paysafecard is one the worldwide market leaders in prepaid payment methods for the internet and is active around the world in 50 countries. It is also a member of the Paysafe Group.
Prepaid Services Company Ltd. is a subsidiary of paysafecard and is based London, Great Britain. It has an e-money licence and a Mastercard® licence. These licences permit the issuing of electronic money and Mastercard products within the entire EU. The e-money licence is awarded by the British Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). It includes strict requirements and guidelines. Compliance to these is regularly checked.
paysafecard has received numerous awards over the years:
2009 Paybefore Awards "Best Prepaid Company Outside USA"
2010 Paybefore Awards "Best Network Branded Gift Program"
2012 Paybefore Awards "Best Digital Currency"
2012 Paiements Innovants "Trophée Publi News 2012"
2013 Paybefore Awards "Best Virtual or Digital Program"
2014 Paybefore Awards "Top Digital Dollars"
2014 Paybefore Awards Europe "Consumer Champion"
2014 Banking IT-Innovation
2015 Paybefore Awards Europe "Consumer Value"
2015 EGR B2B Awards "Mobile Payments Solution"
2016 Pay Award "Best Online or Mobile Commerce Solution"
2016 EGR Italy Award "Payments & Fraud Company of the Year"
2017 Austrian Leading Companies: 1st Place Big Player in Vienna
2018 Austrian Leading Companies: 2nd Place Big Player in Vienna
2018 Great Place to Work Award: 1st Place "New working world and quality of life"
2009 Prepaid Awards "Leading Prepaid Organisation 2009"
2011 IAB – Web AD Bronze Award "Beste Werbe Strategie"
2012 Paybefore Awards Europe "Most Innovative Prepaid Solution"
2013 Paybefore Awards Europe "Best Consumer Value"
2013 Prepaid Awards France "Meilleur programme numérique dematerialize"
2014 "The New Economy 2013 Innovation 40"
2014 Austrian Leading Companies: 3rd Place Big Player in Vienna
2015 Paybefore Awards "Consumer Value"
2015 Finalist Best of Mobile Awards "Finance"
2015 Austrian Leading Companies: 1st Place Big Player in Vienna
2016 Austrian Leading Companies: 3rd Place Big Player in Vienna
2017 Premios eGaming Spain "Best Service Provider"
2017 Digital Identity Awards “Most Effective Partnership“
2018 Great Place to Work Award: TOP10 "Best employers in Austria" up to 250 staff
2018 Great Place to Work Award: Regional Award as "one of the best Vienna employers in 2018“
paysafecard is a member of the following industry associations and advocacy groups:
- Prepaid International Forum (PIF)
- BITKOM Bundesverband Informationswirtschaft, Telekommunikation und neue Medien e.V.
- Principal Member at MasterCard