Letter from the Editor: Happy Holidays from Paybefore (December 2012)
It’s been an exciting year for prepaid and emerging payments. We’ve seen intriguing, unexpected partnerships (Starbucks and Square, PayPal and Discover), a steady stream of new mobile entrants attracting investors and, in the past few months, prepaid card launches in the Middle East, Russia and Africa. We expect 2013 to bring even more changes, and we’ll be there to make sure you’re up to date on all the key industry news and analysis. But before we head into another year, we want to take a moment to thank you for sharing the journey with us. Your support and insights make our publications possible.
The Paybefore staff will be taking time off next week—Dec. 24 through Jan. 1—but we’ll be back with Paybefore News on Jan. 2 and a jam-packed issue of Paybefore Update on Jan. 3. We have stories lined up that look back at the critical events of the past 12 months, a look ahead to which mobile startups we should watch, and what the year will bring in terms of competition and consolidation.
Until then, we wish you happy holidays and a prosperous New Year.