August 27, 2013
Paymobile wins exclusive Canadian rights to Angry Birds Prepaid Visa Card
TORONTO -- Paymobile, a leading mobile financial services company and developer of the leading white label mobile wallet solution today announced its partnership with Finland based global entertainment company Rovio Entertainment, for an Angry Birds prepaid Visa card for Canadians.
"Our mobile solution enables brands to generate new revenue with what is emerging as a financial paradigm shift in personal money management -- prepaid cards," said Gino Porco, President and CEO, Paymobile. "We are seeing exponential growth opportunity in our sales pipeline with recognized brands seeking our white label technology to enable them to offer open loop prepaid and virtual card programs."
"Angry Birds is a household brand, with more than 1.7 billion apps downloaded worldwide," said Jukka Koivu, Head of Global Sales, Rovio Entertainment. "As we extend the Angry Birds brand beyond gaming, we want to ensure we provide our fans with products that have added value and which promote important issues, such as responsible spending. Our strategic partnership with Paymobile to empower our Angry Birds personalized prepaid card ensures flawless technical execution on their world-class platform."
Prepaid cards are an increasingly attractive lifestyle choice for people seeking to manage their personal budgets. The personalized prepaid Angry Bird branded Visa card helps control family spending, provides an alternative payment method when traveling and enables safe online purchases.
The Angry Birds Visa card will be available online at www.paymobile.com/angrybirds on September 16, 2013. Features of the Angry Bird Visa card includes: text message notification upon purchase, spending visibility online, money management tools and education, adjustable spending caps, smartphone account access and Visa's zero liability protection.
"We are excited about our role and partnership in marketing and fulfillment of this card to Canadian families," saidMarilyn Schaffer, President and CEO, XTM Inc. "We are getting significant interest in the card from Moms and kids, as, for example, a great way of paying out allowances."