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December 03, 2013

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October 23, 2013

PayPal and Blackhawk Network to Bring Gift Cards to the Digital Wallet

PayPal logo 140x60pxPayPal and Blackhawk Network have announced they are working together to enhance the gift card experience in general by bringing gift card services to the digital wallet.

According to the companies, "this collaboration will provide an easy way for consumers to both purchase gift cards and use them right from within the PayPal app – beginning in the first half of 2014. Consumers will also be able to reload gift cards from the app, check balances and, of course, be able to keep all of their gift cards in one handy place.:

October 21, 2013

Blackhawk Network to Acquire Intelispend Prepaid Solutions

BlackhawkNetwork logo 140pxBlackhawk Network has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire InteliSpend Prepaid Solutions, a provider in the corporate incentives and consumer promotions marketplace. The transaction is expected to close no later than November 8, 2013 and is subject to customary closing conditions including regulatory approvals.

"Blackhawk has become one of the largest third party providers of prepaid cards and payment solutions to consumers through its network of content providers and points of retail distribution. The acquisition of InteliSpend gives us a very strong entry into the complementary corporate incentives and consumer promotions channels," said Bill Tauscher, Blackhawk Network CEO.

"Together, we will be able to bring exciting new digital solutions into the corporate incentives industry in the U.S. and internationally, adding even more value for both InteliSpend's business customers and Blackhawk's content partners," he added.

InteliSpend is one of the largest providers of prepaid open loop incentive products. The company pioneered Restricted Authorized Network (RAN) technology and developed the DirectSpend product that enables clients to fine-tune the effectiveness of their incentives programs by controlling merchant acceptance and directing consumer spend.

July 09, 2013

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June 04, 2013

Monitise to Integrate Blackhawk Network Gift Cards into Mobile Wallets

BlackhawkNetwork logo 140pxBlackhawk Network and Monitise have announced an agreement to make prepaid gift cards from Blackhawk Network's GiftCardMall™ available for purchase from participating banks and payment companies' mobile wallets that are powered by Monitise.

We believe that consumer demand for gift cards is increasing around the world and with it the expectation that access to mobile offerings will allow consumers to make purchases whenever they want," said Tim Attinger, Group Vice President, Strategy and Innovation at Blackhawk Network.

"By working with Monitise, we are helping its bank partners bring great retail brands and consumers together with new revenue opportunities and marketing applications. We are also excited about the overlap between certain of Blackhawk's global content and Monitise's international footprint and aspirations."

May 29, 2013

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April 25, 2013

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April 19, 2013

Blackhawk Network Holdings (HAWK) Completes Initial Public Offering

BlackhawkNetwork logo 140pxBlackhawk Network Holdings, a majority owned subsidiary of Safeway, completed its initial public offering and began trading earlier Friday on NASDAQ under the symbol HAWK.

Shares were priced at $23 with 10 million shares being offered by the company. In today's trading, the shares advanced 13% to close at $26.01 at the market close. At that price, the market valuation for the company would be about $1.4 billion.

Blackhawk distributes prepaid cards, including gift cards, and connects brands to consumers via partnerships with various retail distributors, such as grocery store chains.

March 19, 2013

November 26, 2012

October 11, 2012

Blackhawk To Offer Gift Cards Through mFoundry’s Mobile Banking Platform

BlackhawkNetwork logo 140pxBlackhawk Network announced that it has contracted with mFoundry, enabling Blackhawk to offer digital and physical gift cards from hundreds of brand name merchants to smartphone users through Fin.X, mFoundry's next generation mobile banking platform.

“This new partnership between Blackhawk Network and mFoundry is an exciting milestone for us,” said Talbott Roche, President, Blackhawk Network. “Our ability to offer both digital and physical gift cards from the nation’s leading retailers combined with mFoundry’s mobile banking and payment solutions expertise allows us to bring financial institutions a wonderful opportunity to drive new revenue streams from digital channels while deepening relationships with consumers and retailers.”

September 05, 2012

Safeway Announces Preparations for Blackhawk Network IPO

BlackhawkNetwork logo 140pxSafeway has announced that it plans to file a registration statement in the United States for a potential IPO of a minority ownership stake in Blackhawk Network.

Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc., a subsidiary of Safeway Inc., operates Blackhawk Network, Inc., a leading prepaid payments network for consumers and businesses. The company offers the industry's most popular prepaid gift cards and payment services from leading brands through a network of leading grocery stores, big box, convenience, pharmacy, specialty stores and Internet retailers including Blackhawk operates a proprietary network that connects to over 500 content providers and over 70,000 active retail distribution locations globally.

April 17, 2012

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October 24, 2011

Blackhawk Network Acquires Cardpool

BlackhawkNetwork logo 140pxBlackhawk Network announced the acquisition of Cardpool, a gift card exchange for buying, selling and trading gift cards.

"Blackhawk Network has always provided consumers with the utmost convenience for making their gift card purchases," said Bill Tauscher, Chairman and CEO, Blackhawk Network. "We now look forward to extending that convenience to gift card recipients by allowing them to easily get the gift card they want through this exchange."

October 11, 2011

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September 13, 2011

Blackhawk Network Expands REloadit Network

BlackhawkNetwork logo 140pxBlackhawk Network has announced five new companies that have joined Blackhawk's REloadit Network –– AccountNow, Galileo, NetSpend, Precash and Ready Credit.

"This impressive line-up of new partners expands Blackhawk Network's services to more prepaid debit cardholders than ever before," says Talbott Roche, President, Blackhawk Network. "We look forward to continuing to enhance our REloadit Network through valuable partnerships and giving consumers the choice and flexibility they deserve in managing their finances."

May 04, 2011

Blackhawk Network Introduces Gift Card Mall in Mexico

BlackhawkNetwork logo 140pxBlackhawk Network has announced that its Gift Card Mall is now available in hundreds of Office Depot and Comercial Mexicana stores throughout Mexico.

"By bringing Gift Card Mall to Mexico, we are meeting the consumer's demand for prepaid products," said Dan Dmochowski, President of International, Blackhawk Network. "We've brought the most popular brands to one location, so consumers now have the convenience of a one stop shop for all their gifting and prepaid needs."

February 10, 2011

Blackhawk Network Launches it First Gift Card App

BlackhawkNetwork logo 140pxBlackhawk Network has announced the launch of its first iPhone application. now enables iPhone users to purchase and send personalized eGift cards directly from their iPhone to a recipient’s email or Facebook account. eGift Cards can be personalized by adding your favorite photo of your Valentine to a gift card or by adding a special note or love poem.

December 27, 2010

Gift Card Mall Helps Facebook Users Change Their Gifting Habits

BlackhawkNetwork_logo-140px.pngBlackhawk Network has announced a new "gift card mall" Facebook application that helps consumers give gift cards in a social context.

Through the Group Gifting feature of the new Gift Card Mall Facebook application, Facebook friends are now able to contribute as a group for a single gift card, thereby increasing the value of the gift card for the recipient. A personalized message can also be added to a card. Additionally, the social networking gifting aspect enables Facebook users to remind others about friends' upcoming holidays and celebrations, further transforming the way people network and shop together.

December 22, 2010

December 15, 2010

Blackhawk Network's Gift Card Mall Now Available on eBay

BlackhawkNetwork_logo-140px.pngBlackhawk Network announced that it has joined forces with eBay to offer prepaid cards on "the world's largest online marketplace."

Attracting over 90 million users globally, eBay is the perfect complement to Blackhawk's extensive network of leading supermarkets, big box, convenience, pharmacy, specialty and Internet retailers worldwide.

August 31, 2010

Blackhawk Network Expands Prepaid Reload Network

BlackhawkNetwork_logo-140px.pngBlackhawk Network today announced a new Reloadit Pack that gives prepaid card consumers "a safe and easy alternative to using cash to reload and transfer funds onto Blackhawk Network and third party partners' prepaid debit cards." From the website or companion IVR consumers simply provide the prepaid card account number and Reloadit Pack scratch off number to transfer the purchased load amount to the prepaid card.

August 23, 2010

Blackhawk Network Announces New Prepaid Products

BlackhawkNetwork_logo-140px.pngBlackhawk Network today announced a new brand of prepaid products called PayPower.

PayPower is a suite of prepaid products and services designed to help consumers stay in control of spending with simple and safe solutions that provide value, transparency and budgeting. The suite of products is targeted to consumers looking for alternatives to traditional financial credit, whether for everyday use, travel, online purchases or simply to pay a bill. Consumers can turn their cash into a debit card at thousands of retailers nationwide and easily reload through Blackhawk's vast reload network.
PayPower cards are Visa-branded and can be used wherever Visa Debit cards are accepted.

May 25, 2010

Blackhawk Network's Hawk Award Winners Announced

Blackhawk Network - Gift Card MallBlackhawk Network has announced its fourth annual Hawk Award winners. The awards honor leaders in the prepaid card industry and are awarded in five key areas: Overall Gift Card Program, Card Design, Marketing and Promotion, Industry Achievement, and Product Innovation. READ MORE »

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