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Welcome Real-time receives ACQ Global Award 2013


Welcome Real-time, the global leader in innovative loyalty solutions, today announced that it has been awarded the prize for International – Niche solutions provider of the year (retail banking) in ACQ Global Awards 2013. ACQmagazine is serving the finance sector since 2003, they provide a Global audience of over 50,000+ subscribers with the information behind the headlines.


“The marketplace is changing quickly, with greater external pressure and competition, so it’s good to see that all ACQ Global Awards 2013 winners are showing no signs of complacency. The quality of this year's entries is astonishingly high and a testament to the fact that the profession continues to innovate and deliver high-quality services even in economically challenging times. The total number of nominations received stood at an amazing 8762. In judging these awards we have studied the nominations made by our voters and recognize that all of those nominated are leaders in their fields but the exceptional performances of some deserve recognition. Welcome Real-time embodies business driven and innovation that define a successful model. Welcome should be proud of its accomplishment in the boiling market.” said Jake Robson, Editor in Chief of ACQ.


“Welcome’s “Loyalty Impact At Store” solution helps merchants/retailers to increase their business thanks to a global loyalty tool, combining consumers payment behaviour understanding, real-time interaction, and multi-channel communication. We are proud that the outcome work is recognized by organisation like ACQmagazine, expert in the ecosystem of finance.” said Philippe David, CEO of Welcome Real-time.


About Welcome Real-time

Welcome Real-time (Welcome) is the global leader in innovative loyalty solutions to Fortune 500 banks, retailers and other organisations worldwide. Through its proven Welcome XLS software, Welcome helps organisations run real-time loyalty and marketing programmes that drive a change in the behaviour of their customers, ultimately driving long-term growth and profitability.

Established in 1996, Welcome is implemented across 5 continents and in over 20 countries worldwide, proving its ability to meet any business need.

Further information about Welcome Real-time can be found at


About ACQmagazine

ACQ, a premier global M&A magazine, is proud to release the results of its ACQ Global Awards 2013 sponsored by Merrill DataSite, taking the ultimate step in the search for the most outstanding company, practice area, individual and firm-wide professionals within the public & private sectors across the globe. Since 2005, the ACQ Global Awards have been celebrating achievement, innovation and brilliance in their annual awards. This is the ultimate step in the search for the most outstanding company, practice area, individual and firm-wide professionals within the public & private sectors across the globe.

The full list of winners can be found at

Established in 1996, Welcome Real-time serves Banks, Payment Processors and Marketing Providers through its range of loyalty and customer relationship management solutions and services. Headquartered in Aix-en-Provence (France), Welcome counts other offices in Paris, Singapore and São Paulo. Welcome Real-time has implemented its solutions in over 20 countries, across 5 continents, proving its ability to meet diverse business needs.

The “Loyalty Impact At Store” solution is dedicated to merchants and is enabled by payment players. It leverages on the payment transaction time, transforming these 4 seconds into a moment of interaction between the merchant and the consumer, inviting the customer to come more frequently, to buy more, or to come soon. This solution also builds-up customer knowledge at merchant's point of sale and allows a smooth customers engagement. The solution helps merchants to drive traffic and to increase the ticket size. On top of the value add to the merchant, the solution creates a real stickiness of the retailers to the bank, by adding value to their acquiring services

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> 27/02/2014 - Welcome Real-time receives MPE 2014 Award

> 02/12/2013 - Welcome Real-time recognised for its innovative positioning

> 21/10/2013 - Crédit Mutuel–CIC Group develops its merchant activities with Welcome Real-time marketing solution

> 02/08/2013 - Welcome Real-time receives ACQ Global Award 2013

> 12/07/2013 - Welcome Real-time receives M&A Award

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