PayPerks Blog

The latest news from PayPerks
  • We’ve made a few changes to the site!

    Here at PayPerks, we’re constantly trying to improve users’ experience on the site. This week, we’re launching a new look and feel to our login, sign up and card linking page, as well as a whole new navigation bar (especially on mobile!).

    PayPerks Card Linking page Improvements to card linking and error reporting have greatly reduced the new user learning curve
    PayPerks Login page Logging in is now as easy and pretty as the rest of the site!
    PayPerks Sign Up page Flat UI and our new forms make the sign up process more approachable

    One of the changes, based on user feedback, is that we’ve made it easier to see what the upcoming prizes are and what you’ve won in the past – just click on Prize Info on the top.

    PayPerks Global Nav bar New names, and a drop down style menu make it easier to find what you’re looking for

    Stay tuned for more visual changes over the coming months, we’ll be sure to announce any updates here. For a more detailed look at all the changes, see our Help Center posts:

    As always, let us know what you think of the new design! Email us a, or use this form to contact us. We love hearing your feedback.

  • CFSI and Core's "Map of Payments"

    As a follow up to their 2012 market sizing report, CFSI and Core Innovation Capital published this list of, in their words, “principal and up-and-coming movers and shakers in payments for the underbanked, or the Emerging Middle Class.” We found this map so helpful, we printed it and posted it on our physical wall!


  • Bowdoin Magazine Features PayPerks’ CEO (and her brother)

    What do PayPerks and streaming music app Songza have in common? Both have founders with the last name Davich and both companies have a founder that went to Bowdoin.

    There are many more lesser known facts, and fun photos, in this feature story from the Fall 2013 issue of Bowdoin Magazine.

    Go U Bears!

    Bowdoin Magazine Features PayPerks’ CEO (and her brother)

  • Poets and Quants Names PayPerks to Top MBA Startups

    PayPerks is proud to be included in Poets and Quants’ first annual list of top MBA Startups. In good company, to boot: congrats to our friends at Warby Parker, SoFi, Rent the Runway, Blue Apron, FSA Store and Olapic as well!

  • Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia Publishes White Paper on PayPerks

    This past year has been filled with many exciting milestones for PayPerks, one more exciting that the next.  Nothing does a better job of putting those successes into context than this white paper, released today by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia’s Payments Cards Center, about PayPerks.

    The genesis of this paper began in July 2011 when Susan Herbst-Murphy, the author of the piece, learned about PayPerks at a conference on the government’s use of prepaid cards. From there, she invited us to conduct a workshop at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.

    Over the 2+ years since we first met Susan, PayPerks has grown from 2 to nearly 30 people, launched on numerous programs and touched hundreds of thousands of cardholders. The paper, “Driving Positive Behavior Change through Education and Motivation” (link to download PDF) provides a deep dive on what happened along that path.

    Here’s a summary provided by the author:

    This paper discusses the fusion of financial literacy instruction and gamification as developed and delivered by start-up firm PayPerks. PayPerks’ initial emphasis has been on improving the understanding and use of prepaid cards among individuals with little prior experience using payment cards. PayPerks co-founders facilitated a Payment Cards Center workshop where they demonstrated their product and discussed the journey it took from raw idea to commercialization. Two significant new PayPerks partnerships, including one with the U.S. Treasury Department’s DirectExpress program, were also announced during this workshop. Along with describing a novel approach to consumer financial education, the PayPerks story is also a study in innovation and entrepreneurship.

    Download the full PDF