LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Virtual Piggy, Inc. (OTCQB:VPIG), provider of award-winning payment technology Oink, today announced that Paybefore has selected the Oink Card as Best in Category in the Head of the Class category of the 2015 Paybefore Awards. For nine years, Paybefore Awards has conferred the most prestigious recognition of excellence in the worldwide prepaid, mobile and emerging payments industry.
“This year’s Paybefore Awards have demonstrated once again that payments companies are committed to driving out the inefficiencies of cash and checks, while also increasing value for clients and end users,” said Loraine DeBonis, Paybefore editor-in-chief and chair of the judging panel. “We’re proud to recognize the contributions of Discover Prepaid, Virtual Piggy and Marqeta to advancing electronic payments.”
Oink was recognized for Best in Category alongside Discover and Marqeta for the creation of the Oink Card, which leverages mobile channels and prepaid technology to help teach financial management to kids and teens in a clear and responsible way. Discover Network partnered with Oink to leverage its unique payments infrastructure to develop creative solutions that benefit customers. This prepaid environment creates the setting necessary for parents to have conversations about financial literacy with kids and teens, ultimately helping to prepare them for a successful, long-term financial transition into adulthood.
“I want to thank Paybefore for this award, and Discover and Marqeta for making this all possible. It’s been a great year working to put this program together and we are all thrilled to obtain this recognition,” said Dr. Jo Webber, CEO and Founder of Oink. “We can already see how consumers are using the Oink wallet, and we are working to bring other exciting features including peer-to-peer payments and a rewards program this year.”
For information about Oink visit www.oink.com.
About Virtual Piggy, Inc.
Virtual Piggy is the provider of Oink, a secure online and in-store teen wallet. Oink enables teens to manage and spend money within parental controls while gaining valuable financial management skills. The technology company also delivers payment platforms designed for the under21 age group in the global market and enables online businesses the ability to function in a manner consistent with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and similar international children’s privacy laws. The company, based in Hermosa Beach, CA, is on the Web at: www.virtualpiggy.com and holds three technology patents, US Patent No. 8,762,230, 8,650,621 and 8,812,395.
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