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Kristin Eckmann

Director Brand & Communications

Instant Issuance — Meeting Consumer Expectations

By Kristin Eckmann

April 19, 2016

In the financial world, competition has always been fierce. But as financial institutions face increasing margin pressure and strive to earn greater market share, this competition is rapidly intensifying. At the same time, technology has created a new financial consumer: empowered with information at their fingertips, today’s consumer brings heightened expectations for anytime-anywhere services and […]

Commerce Bank Teams with Entrust Datacard for Instant Issuance of EMV Payment Cards

By Kristin Eckmann

April 4, 2016

Preparing its card operations well in advance of the U.S. EMV liability shift deadline of Oct. 1, 2015, Commerce Bank—which is based out of Kansas City—has been a longstanding customer of Entrust Datacard’s.  The bank looked to provide differentiated services, an added layer of security with smart card technology, and enhanced customer experiences by offering […]

WestPac’s Everywhere Banking Strategy Delivers Instant Card Issuance in Rural Areas

By Kristin Eckmann

September 23, 2015

In the Pacific, there is a large population that lives in villages away from regional centers where most of the Westpac branches are located. It is a costly inconvenience for customers to travel to town to collect their Handycard – a debit card which is Westpac’s most popular card. Westpac Pacific believes that solving their […]

How Banks Can Turn EMV into a Customer Loyalty Opportunity

By Kristin Eckmann

July 28, 2015

With the looming liability shift in the United States, EMV is on every payment card issuer’s mind. Though with the challenge comes opportunities, such as bolstering customer relationships. A recent column, written one of our industry experts and published in PaymentsSource, outlines how being a trusted partner to customers will only benefit financial organizations in the long […]

Citizens Bank of Las Cruces Gains a Competitive Edge with Financial Instant Issuance

By Kristin Eckmann

December 12, 2014

With community excitement built around their local high school programs, Citizens Bank of Las Cruces found a way to capitalize on this high school rivalry, and offer a financial instant issuance program to its customers that would increase revenue and customer service, as well as give back to their community.

CARTES Paris Day 2 Recap

By Kristin Eckmann

November 6, 2014

We celebrated a successful day 2 of CARTES Paris 2014. We opened the day with Todd Wilkinson, CEO of Entrust Datacard presenting our new corporate brand identity. A big thank you to all who were able to join us. The world is changing and becoming more mobile and more connected. It’s exciting to see how […]

CARTES Paris 2014 Day 1 Recap

By Kristin Eckmann

November 4, 2014

Another year at CARTES Paris and we are off to a great start to the show! Day one kicked off to very exciting news regarding Datacard Group and Entrust. We announced today that we have united the two companies under one unified corporate brand. Our new company name is now Entrust Datacard, and we are […]

Breast Cancer Awareness

By Kristin Eckmann

October 13, 2014

As we all know, October is officially Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  It’s important for all of us to take a moment to acknowledge that there are millions of people affected by this disease each year – either directly or indirectly – as breast cancer is the most common cancer in women. According to the World […]

MediaCorp Features Datacard Passport Technology

By Kristin Eckmann

October 1, 2014

MediaCorp—Singapore’s leading media company—featured Datacard® passport solutions on network television on Sept. 23, 2014. The interview was conducted with the CEO of Secur Solutions Group—an Enterprise Solutions Provider for Datacard Group—during the 2014 GovernmentWare (GovWare) Conference. The segment showcases the Datacard® PersoCurveTM security feature with a laser-engraved security element that is very difficult to replicate. To […]

China Everbright Bank Offers DIY Instant Credit Card Issuance

By Kristin Eckmann

September 15, 2014

China Everbright Bank—headquartered in Beijing with a total of 807 branch outlets—wanted to differentiate their services in order to increase their competitiveness in the marketplace. The Bank and Datacard Group jointly developed an instant credit card issuance program with the primary goal of enhancing the customer experience. The program was designed to allow customers to […]