Discover Your Best Solution – Three Types of Cloud-Based Instant Issuance Models

May 10, 2022

With today’s immediate gratification mindset, cardholders expect financial institutions (FIs) to be able to meet their needs with speed and convenience, and they want to be able to interact or conduct business in a branch. In fact, a 2021 CivicScience report found that the biggest determinant for choosing an FI remains how close a physical branch … Read More

COVID-19 and Instant Issuance Strategies – How Financial Institutions Are Using Drive-Thru Windows for a More Seamless Cardholder Experience

February 17, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has influenced change in numerous industries including the payments industry, with many of these changes here to stay.  Financial institution strategies have evolved out of progressing consumer expectations and necessity due to the pandemic.  Seamless and frictionless customer experiences are an important consideration in any company strategy and product or service portfolio. … Read More

Designing Payment Cards in 2020: Bold Colors, Simple Designs, Vertical Orientation

November 11, 2020

Today’s payment cards seek to capture the essence of the cardholder’s personal style. At the same time, the card is designed in a way that reflects and promotes the company’s brand. Most consumers use their cards daily, so issuers must ensure continuity between the card’s visual design and functionality, and all other physical and virtual … Read More

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

October 14, 2020

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

New Printing Option Makes Instant Issuance with Card@Once More Versatile

July 29, 2020

CPI Card Group® is excited to introduce Spectrum by Card@Once®, the company’s first retransfer printing solution for instant issuance. With the addition of Spectrum, issuers now have a premium Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) option for printing high quality debit and credit cards in branch and on demand to support an enhanced customer experience. Spectrum is a premium, … Read More

FIS Payments One – Integration Enhances CPI’s Leading Card@Once® Instant Issuance Solution

June 23, 2020

Exciting news! CPI’s Card@Once is now integrated with FIS Payments One™, a comprehensive suite of payments solutions and a global leader in financial services and payments technology. This new and robust unified card processing platform promises to empower financial institutions by offering a superior banking experience. This latest integration with the Payments One card servicing … Read More