As is our tradition, each year we select programs, payment processors, exchangers, forums and blogs that made a positive impression on us and, what is as much important, our very vocal users. It is not something we, Money-Monitor, take lightly and many factors are always taken into consideration before any decision is made.
Last year was truly turbulent: we have seen the birth and demise of many promising programs, we have witnessed a plethora of changes amongst the well-liked and respected payment processors, we have investigated the workings of the most popular exchangers, and have browsed and perused through an abundance of forums and blogs. Without further ado, we present to you the Winners of 2012 Money-Monitor’s Annual Awards!
BEST INVESTMENT PROGRAM: UINVEST
A long-time number one on our list, a sage amongst the youngsters, UInvest has been active for a long time: with a domain registered in 2008 and a three-year listing on money-monitor.com, it’s no wonder we go to UInvest when we need a long-term relationship. And so far UInvest has not disappointed us: with 322% ROI and a reliable system of payments, it’s hard not to invest in this online marriage. Becoming a UInvestor is more than simply choosing one plan and hoping it will be “the one” – since you can actually choose a real life business in which you invest, it is actually an ongoing business decision that involves constant research and forethought. Just like a true marriage.
And just like in a good marriage, we have no complaints about the support (an online chat, ticket system, phone support), the way it’s administered (weekly management chats ensure you’re up to date), the payouts (more often than not conducted efficiently and in a timely manner) or the way it is evolving (e.g. the GUN project, which stands for Global UInvest Network, the first Online Global Equity Exchange worldwide). We sure wanted to express all that feelings in person and it’s a real pity the promised conference did not come to life, but we hope that there’s always next year (new conference is planned on April 29-May 1, 2013) and that we’ll get to celebrate UInvest’s fifth anniversary together. Just like a real married couple should.