Celebrations for ‘Smartcash by Engage’, Winner of ‘The Best Card Design’ in the Card and Payment Awards 2017

Published on: August 16, 2017
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Engage has just been added to the list of Card and Payments Award winners, beating the likes of Virgin Money and Wirecard to scoop a prestigious accolade for Smartcash – the innovative Visa debit card and account programme developed specifically for young credit union members.

Held last night at the famous Grosvenor House Hotel in London and hosted by Jon Culshaw, the awards showcased the very best of British financial and banking services.

Smartcash has been developed to help credit unions educate junior members in the importance of responsible money management. The contactless Visa debit card, online account and mobile app offers financial independence to young savers aged 8-16, whilst parental access and safe spending controls provide total peace-of-mind for parents.

The award was merited as the product’s design is visually stunning; multi-coloured, paint-splattered graphics contrast against a cool, clean background to create a bold, fun, energetic look that is genuinely appealing to the youth audience. It shouts ‘celebrating independence’.

All elements of the design are then reflected in the accompanying mobile app and online account facility – creating a seamless, dynamic brand.

Receiving the award Geoff Leech, Managing Director of Engage said “It is testament to the diligent work of the Engage team and our credit union partners that the industry has recognised Smartcash – a leading product in the card and payment sector”.

“Smartcash is one of four Engage debit card and personal account products that available exclusively from over 140 credit unions in the UK and is proving to be an excellent way to help youngsters adapt to what is becoming an increasingly cashless society”.

He continues, “The award is a tremendous boost for both Engage and UK credit unions in our joint effort to support communities across the UK”.

The Engage brand is part of a wider programme of products and services developed and managed by Contis, an international market leader in alternative banking and payments.


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