Paybefore has chosen U.S. Bank’s Contour Campus Card as a 2013 Paybefore Awards winner in the “Most Effective Solution” category. Paybefore Awards, now in its seventh year, recognizes excellence in the worldwide prepaid and emerging payments industry.
U.S. Bank’s Contour Campus Prepaid Card combines a school’s student ID with a feature-rich Debit MasterCard
. Schools can electronically deposit funds to the card – saving approximately $3 per load versus issuing checks. U.S. Bank provides students with same day availability.
Parents and students can load funds online, and students can add cash via the MasterCard rePower Load Network or at U.S. Bank branches. Students can use their Contour Campus Card to make purchases anywhere Debit MasterCard is accepted and to make cash withdrawals at any U.S. Bank or MoneyPass ATM for free. Contour Campus also provides students and their parents access to account information online, through the toll-free customer service call center, and a Contour Campus Card mobile app for Apple and Android.
“This is a prestigious honor in the prepaid space and we are thrilled to be recognized in this category,” said Kevin Morrison, senior vice president at U.S. Bank. “The Contour Campus Card is a general purpose reloadable card that helps fill a need for parents and students in managing the financial aspects of college.”
Contour Campus Card was selected by a panel of five industry experts who served as judges for this year’s competition, which — once again — included a record number of entries from around the world.
“Paybefore Awards were created to honor the companies and individuals that are at the forefront of innovation as well as successful market implementation across the globe,” said Loraine DeBonis, Paybefore editor-in-chief and chair of the judging panel. “It’s a dynamic time in electronic payments as companies like U.S. Bank continue to innovate to solve payments problems. We are proud to recognize its contributions to advancing the prepaid and emerging payments industry.”