What is a Payment Object?

July 2, 2019

Today’s consumers can transact at a growing number of merchant locations using Near Field Communications (NFC) technology with mobile devices and a variety of payment objects including smart watches and wristbands, jewelry, key fobs, stickers and more. Cardholders are excited about the possibilities. According to a November 2018 CPI Card Group survey of over 500 … Read More

Payment Objects: A Technology Whose Time Has Come

June 4, 2019

The convergence of two trends – the worldwide growth in wearable technology, and a marked shift toward contactless payments – is setting the stage for an explosion in payment objects, the next frontier in convenient payment technology. Consumers are seeking the same frictionless, convenient retail buying experience they enjoy online in traditional, brick-and-mortar settings. According … Read More

5 Ways Instant Issuance Can Help You Make More Money

April 15, 2019

When financial institutions instantly issue new or replacement cards on-site, cardholders enjoy convenience and an improved overall branch experience. Beyond the impact that good customer service can bring, banks and credit unions of all sizes can see remarkable financial benefits. Below are five key ways banks and credit unions can deliver more bang for the … Read More

The Future is Now: Dual-Interface Instant Issuance is Here Today

February 28, 2019

The Future is Now: Dual-Interface Instant Issuance is Here TodayThe convergence of two significant consumer trends is impacting the world of payments: cardholders’ need for immediate card delivery and their desire for the versatility and convenience of contactless transactions. For small- and mid-sized financial institutions, these trends present both challenge and opportunity. In an age … Read More

Back to Basics – Card Design

July 19, 2018

Cards are everywhere — relied on to purchase goods, grant access to buildings or memberships, earn brand loyalty points, discounts, and more. Companies can visually enhance cards to appeal to a wide audience, inspiring usage while creating a preferred, top-of-wallet experience. Card designers are able to create a product used routinely in everyday life and … Read More

Back to Basics – Dual Interface

June 20, 2018

We get many questions from people about dual interface cards and what happens during a transaction, such as, “When you tap a dual interface card, what is actually happening?” I was asked to go back-to-basics and reveal what happens behind the scenes of a dual interface tap or wave. What if I were to tell … Read More