Vienna, 24 November 2015 – For the seventeenth time in its history, one of the country’s most highly established competitions has selected this year’s “Austrian Leading Companies” (ALC). The global leader in prepaid online payment methods, paysafecard, is based in Vienna and part of the Paysafe Group Plc. On 23 November it was presented with the prize for being the winner of the category Big Player (turnover greater than 50 million euros) during a gala event held at Palais Lichtenstein, Vienna.
The Austrian Leading Companies prize is judged and ranked by financial newspaper Wirtschaftsblatt, PwC Austria and KSV 1870. The award is considered to be one of the most important prizes for Austrian businesses. The decision draws upon objective criteria such as company commitment to Austria, the realisation of sustainable growth, quality and security, as well as evidence of a solid financial foundation. These factors contribute considerably to the stability, growth and future prospects of the domestic economy.
Udo Müller, CEO of paysafecard, was delighted by the award: “Success in the global market is a wonderful thing. But being recognised at home for one’s commitment and success is something particularly special. I’m even more pleased by the exceptional quality of the competition. The acknowledgement of paysafecard here as a globally successful Austrian company based in Vienna is a powerful signal for the country’s future viability.”
paysafecard.com Wertkarten GmbH (holding of all paysafecard companies), www.paysafecard.com, is based in Vienna with subsidiaries in London, Düsseldorf, Lucerne, New York and Buenos Aires, among other places. The company was founded in Austria in 2000 and is a Paysafe Group Plc, which is quoted on the London Stock Exchange’s AIM market, with a ticker symbol of PAYS. The company is now present in 41 countries at over 500,000 sales outlets worldwide with its core product paysafecard. paysafecard is a prepaid online payment solution issued and operated by Prepaid Services Company Limited, Part Floor 27, 25 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 5LQ, United Kingdom. Anyone can use paysafecard; no bank account or credit card is necessary.” The paysafecard 16-digit PIN is all that's needed to complete a payment transaction. paysafecard can be used at thousands of online shops. The company has become the European market leader in prepaid payment solutions with the brands paysafecard, my paysafecard, paysafecard MasterCard® and YUNA.
paysafecard has received numerous awards over the years. These include the Paybefore Award in the categories of "Best Digital Currency", "Best Virtual or Digital Program" and "Top Digital Dollars", as well as in the newly created category “Consumer Value” in early 2015. paysafecard has also been awarded the Paybefore Award Europe in the categories of "Most Innovative Prepaid Solution" and "Consumer Champion". In 2014, The New Economy recognised paysafecard as one of the 40 most innovative companies of 2013.
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