Concern Over the Environment Is Shifting Consumer Payment Card Preference To More Eco-Focused Cards

October 14, 2020 No Comments

CPI Card Group commissioned an independent research firm to conduct an online survey of credit and debit cardholders in February 2020.  The 2303 participants answered questions about their environmental concerns, and how those concerns would impact their purchasing behavior. Their answers can help financial institutions align their card and other programs to their customers’ sustainability … Read More

Seal Your Prepaid Gift Card Program Against Fraud

October 7, 2020

Gift cards are a fast and fun way to spread holiday cheer, celebrate a birthday, a loved one, or many other “just because” moments. However, finding your gift card has been tampered with can spoil a special day. If you are a retailer preparing gift cards for the holiday season, you can include a first … Read More

Life After COVID Might Be Contactless

September 30, 2020

The COVID-19 crisis could accelerate the growth of contactless payments in the U.S. and worldwide as payment firms increase contactless transaction value limits. Shifting preferences in the U.S. – Consumer Demand for Contactless Contactless payments were increasing before COVID-19, with an overall rise of 150 percent since March 2019.  Implementing or expanding a contactless payment … Read More

Standing Out Through Sustainability in Cards

September 2, 2020

According to new research commissioned by CPI Card Group and produced by Aite Group, 80% of card issuers surveyed believe that cardholders are more environmentally conscious today than they were just five years ago. This belief is supported by sales of earth-friendly products having grown over five times faster than traditional products. Sustainability-marketed products accounted … Read More

If Contactless Payment Card Programs Are a New “Must Have” – Make it The Best it Can Be

August 26, 2020

COVID-19 may be the disruptor in the payments space nudging financial institutions to offer or expand contactless payment options sooner than expected.  With contactless payment methods such as mobile phones and contactless debit and credit cards on the rise, financial institutions would benefit from implementing or supplementing a contactless payment program. One 2020 survey indicated … Read More