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And the Winner Is…

By Heather Morris

December 12, 2016

Recently, Entrust Datacard customer AllianceData, helped Caesar’s Entertainment implement a program for the instant issuance of its Total Rewards Visa credit card. The program was initially rolled-out at the Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas location and expanded in late 2015. Today, guests can take advantage of the program at Harrah’s resort in Atlantic City and at other […]

Ensuring Authenticity from Account Opening to Payment Card Issuance

By Alyssa Arredondo

October 14, 2016

We’ve all seen the recent news stories and read the articles about fraudulent transactions and account openings occurring at financial institutions across the country. Consumers are beginning to wonder if they can really rely on their banks to keep their financial best interest in mind. Financial institutions are wondering if they’re next. Everyone is wondering […]

Reduce Bank Fraud with Identity-Based Security

By Alyssa Arredondo

September 15, 2016

In October 2015, the long-awaited “liability shift” from payment card issuers to merchants took effect in the U.S., which for years had been one of the last strongholds of magnetic stripe-only cards. This change meant that merchants without EMV technology built into their point-of-sale terminals became liable for fraud. In other words, whichever party in a […]

How Incorporating an Instant Issuance Solution can Drive Growth and Customer Satisfaction

By Heather Morris

September 8, 2016

We recently released statistics that show how incorporating an Entrust Datacard instant issuance solution into a financial institutions portfolio can produce year-over-year growth in purchase volume and transactions. Today, instant issuance continues to expand into bank and credit union branch locations globally and financial institutions are reaping the benefits – from higher activation rates (100% […]

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 […]

Not All Financial Institutions are Created Equal

By Rusty Carpenter

February 17, 2016

There are seemingly endless options for consumers to choose between banks and credit unions throughout the US – so how do consumers know which one is best, and more importantly, which one is best suited to fit their particular needs? Consumer Reports recently released its ratings of banks and credit unions in the United States. […]

Leveraging the Mobile Platform for Multi-Factor Authentication

By Heather Morris

January 13, 2016

Last week, Jason Soroko, manager, security technologies for Entrust Datacard was featured by SecureID News as part of their 2016 expert panel. In his article, Jason talked about the importance of multi-factor authentication and how mobile devices are playing a critical role in multi-factor authentication. Today, we are all worried by the number, type and […]

New EMV Instant Issuance White Paper Available

By Heather Morris

October 21, 2015

The EMV Migration Forum, an independent, cross-industry group, recently released a white paper titled “Implementing EMV in the US: Best Practices in Support of EMV Instant Issuance.” This white paper was created with numerous contributors from the payments and financial industries in order to share the best practices for EMV instant issuance. As banks and […]

D-Day for EMV

By Ray Wizbowski

October 1, 2015

It’s October 1 – Do your credit and debit cards have smart chips in them? Are your local and national merchants ready to accept your cards? Do the merchants know how to accept your chip card? Your answer: Maybe? With today as the self-imposed deadline by credit card companies for U.S. adoption of EMV technology, […]