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Spafinder Improves Gifting Options ahead of Holidays

Spafinder, a marketing, gifting, incentives and rewards brand owned by Blackhawk Network, has unveiled new gift card technology, expanded distribution and additional partner services to make giving the gift of spa and beauty experiences easier for consumers and businesses.

EML Goes Global with Next-Gen Mall Cards, Gaming Payouts

More than a year into the merger with Australia-based EMerchants Limited, former Store Financial CEO Eric Mettemeyer, who now leads EML’s North America division, spoke with Paybefore about the company’s global efforts to expand beyond single-load gift and the greenfield in payout cards, gaming and more.

People on the Move: Kim Sergent, InComm

Kim Sergent has joined InComm as vice president of marketing for its Financial Services division, where she will lead the marketing strategy of InComm’s consumer-facing Vanilla brand, which produces prepaid consumer products that include Vanilla Gift and MyVanilla.

InComm’s Asia-Pac Expansion Continues with Sony Deal

InComm and Sony Interactive Entertainment HK Ltd. have teamed up to provide promotional programs in the Hong Kong market. The initiative is part of InComm’s continued investment in promotional tools that change how gift cards are purchased by connecting physical and digital channels.

Going Digital: E-Gift Cards Post Triple-Digit Growth

Consumers in India are increasingly turning to physical and digital gift cards. A new study showed that providers issued some 50 million gift cards over the past year, up from 20 million from the previous 12 months, an increase of 150 percent.

Paybefore Reveals 2017 Pay Awards Winners

Paybefore announced the winners for the 2017 Pay Awards—the most prestigious recognition of excellence in the global prepaid and payments technology industry. Our expert judging panels have made their decisions. Now you can weigh in and help your favorites win the coveted Best-in-Category designation and a spot in the Pay Magazine – Awards Issue.

Blackhawk Beefs up Specialty Gift Cards with Grocer Albertsons

Blackhawk Network has launched a gift card program with grocery chain Albertsons that promises to give shoppers more options for “spring and summer holidays” such as Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, Blackhawk said. The program focuses on category gift cards that run via the Visa payment network.