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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 […]

Turning the Negative to Positive

By Heather Morris

November 2, 2016

We’ve all seen the news lately – financial institutions globally are finding themselves victims of attacks and breaches which leave their customers vulnerable and in need of additional account security and a new payment card. The good news is that there are ways in which financial institutions can ensure that their customers’ accounts are protected […]

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% […]

Navy Federal Credit Union Enhances Debit Card Usage and Increases Member Satisfaction with Instant Issuance

By Heather Morris

July 28, 2016

Recently, Entrust Datacard helped Navy Federal Credit Union, the world’s largest credit union, create an instant payment card issuance program to roll out to all of their branch locations. The program is based on providing members with increased service levels and satisfaction, coupled with a scalable in-branch instant issuance solution of EMV debit cards. Members can […]

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. […]

Javelin Report: Instantly Issued Payment Cards Boost Bank Revenue, Customer Satisfaction

By Ray Wizbowski

November 5, 2015

As consumer’s expectations for on-demand service continues to rise, banks continue to meet consumer needs by integrating instant issuance of debit cards into their branch locations. By doing so, branches are helping to drive incremental revenue for banks, increase top of wallet card placement and card activation, all while working to meet the increased demands of their customers. […]

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 […]