Can you believe that it’s time to say goodbye to 2021? At the end of it, we want to remind you about everything we’ve accomplished together over the past twelve months.
Our team have implemented many new services and great features into the iCard digital wallet to make payments even easier and more affordable. We have transformed the look of the app – the new design is more stylish and innovative than ever. We have received several awards and participated in various charity and art initiatives.
Let us tell you the iCard stories of 2021:
At the beginning of 2021, the long wait was finally over, and the favourite secure way of making contactless and online payments for many people around the world – Google Pay, was available to all our clients who use iCard on Android devices. They can make mobile payments with any of their Visa cards issued by iCard and added to Google Pay – iCard Visa, iCard Visa Infinite, iCard Metal, or virtual Visa cards. Payments with Google Pay are accepted at retail stores, as well as at sites and in apps.
Last year, iCard also integrated Garmin Pay. All customers can make quick, stylish, and convenient payments with their Garmin smartwatch and plastic or virtual Visa cards. They just need to add their debit card to Garmin Pay Wallet and hold the device near the POS terminal. Clients who want to take advantage of Garmin Pay but don’t have a Garmin Watch can order their new smartwatch from the digital wallet with a special discount, a free virtual card, and free express delivery.
In the last month of the year, iCard surprised its clients with iCard Neon: a limited-edition debit card. What is so special about it? With these cards, customers take advantage of all the benefits of iCard Visa, but with a new, festive, and unique design. The price is only 1 EUR. The colours of the iCard Neon are elegant red and bold green, combined with glossy and matte geometric shapes, UV varnish, luminescent lines, and a modern green edge. The limited edition of the exclusive card consisted of 1024 pieces.
Brand new design
During the last year, the iCard mobile app has completely changed its look. Five new tabs of the navigation bar at the bottom of the screen were added. They give you quick access to the most used features: “Cards”, “Send”, “Add”, “Activity”, and “Menu”. The “Menu” tab has a new, fresh, and intuitive design.
The official sponsor of Eurovision Bulgaria for the second year in a row
In 2021, iCard was the official sponsor of the Bulgarian participation in Eurovision for the second year in a row. We supported the phenomenal performance of Victoria. Maybe you remember that the international song contest was cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic situation. In 2021 the young singer from Bulgaria touched the hearts of the audience with her song and finished in 11th place.
Manager of the Year
Our CEO Yavor Petrov became one of the ten finalists in the prestigious competition Manager of the year for 2021. This is the biggest contest for senior managers in Bulgaria and the high ranking is an honour for the entire team of iCard.
Career Show Awards 2021
iCard is one of the best employers in Bulgaria for the ending year. In 2021 the company won second prize for the best employer in the finance sector at Career Show Awards 2021. We are proud of this recognition and thankful for the silver in the contested race.
Fin²Sec – Huawei’s Innovation lab in Europe
iCard is one of the fifteen participants of Fin²Sec – Huawei’s European laboratory for innovation in digital finance and security in Europe. The Lab was officially launched in Finland on 28th September 2021. The CEO of iCard Yavor Petrov took part in the official signing ceremony of the Fin²Sec Memorandum of Understanding.
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