paysafecard group launches Happy Schenkcard - the prepaid Mastercard

26 October 2010, Vienna/Berlin – The launch of Happy Schenkcard by the paysafecard group sees the European market leader in prepaid online payment solutions bring out its fourth product. In doing so, it has expanded its portfolio to include a prepaid Mastercard, which, like a voucher, is a suitable gift for any occasion.

Happy Schenkcard can be purchased at a variety of sales outlets, such as newsagents, petrol stations and supermarkets. Similar to a prepaid top-up card for mobile phones, it is already charged with €25, €50 or €100 at the time of purchase. The activation fee costs €4.99. The product's highlight is that recipients of the gift can use the card anywhere that accepts Mastercard. They can also check their current balance whenever they wish at www.happyschenkcard.com. This flexibility makes Happy Schenkcard the perfect alternative to gift vouchers and cash gifts.

Michael Müller, CEO of the paysafecard group and initiator of the product launch, explains: "There is currently no product on the market similar to Happy Schenkcard. We expect it to appeal to a broad audience for the fact that it is the ideal alternative to conventional vouchers. The recipient of the gift benefits from the versatility of places where it can be used because it can be used anywhere that accepts Mastercard."

The paysafecard group was founded in 2000 and has established itself in recent years as the leading provider in the prepaid segment with its payment methods paysafecard, Cash-Ticket and YUNA Card. In 2009, the company was awarded the Paybefore Award for Best Prepaid Company Outside USA as well as the Prepaid Award for Leading Prepaid Organisation 2009.

Further detailed information on Happy Schenkcard is available at http://www.happyschenkcard.com/.


About Happy Schenkcard: Launched in 2010, Happy Schenkcard is a prepaid credit card available as €25, €50 and €100 which works like Mastercard. It allows consumers to pay with it anywhere in the world that accepts Mastercard. Happy Schenkcard is issued by a subsidiary of the paysafecard group. The paysafecard group is based in Vienna, London, Bern and Buenos Aires. The company was founded in Austria and Germany in 2000 and is currently present in 24 countries around the world. The company has become the European market leader in prepaid payment solutions with its three brands: paysafecard, Cash-Ticket and YUNA. In 2009, it was awarded the Paybefore Award for Best Prepaid Company Outside USA and the Prepaid Award for Leading Prepaid Organisation 2009.

Happy Schenkcard is licensed by Prepaid Services Company Ltd. and issued and managed by Mastercard International. Prepaid Services Company Ltd. is subject to the Financial Services Authority (www.fsa.gov.uk/register/) and is registered in the Financial Services Authority Register under registration number 05761861. Mastercard and the Mastercard brand are registered trademarks of Mastercard International Incorporated. Prepaid Services Company Ltd. manages Happy Schenkcard. All rights reserved. E-mail: info.de@happyschenkcard.com


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