Author: Jess Van Alstyne

Visa: Why Target’s Tap-And-Pay Leap Will Ignite Contactless Cards

After many years as a holdout in the world of near-field communication (NFC) payments, Target grabbed a lot of headlines yesterday (Jan. 22) with its announcement that it is embracing contactless payments. Target will enable this feature at checkout at all 1,800 of its U.S. stores over the next several weeks. This marks a change for Target — a retailer that had, up…
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May 7, 2019 0

5 Ways Instant Issuance Can Help You Make More Money

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…
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April 24, 2019 0

The Promise of Metal: Capitalizing on First Impressions

Metal cards have caught the eye of consumers in recent years. A certain segment of cardholder craves the feelings of exclusivity, luxury, and sophistication that metal cards provide. Attracted by the prospect of adding new, affluent cardholders, along with the promise of strong retention, many financial institutions are looking to add metal card options to their…
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March 22, 2019 0

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

The 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 of instant gratification, cardholders will no longer wait to…
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March 11, 2019 0

Target, Taco Bell, And Other Chains Are the Latest to Sign up for Apple Pay

John Stewart January 22, 2019 Apple Inc. on Tuesday announced Target Corp., Taco Bell, and two regional chains are the latest merchants to agree to accept Apple Pay in-store, a development that could bolster the mobile-payments service and further smooth the road for contactless payments in the United States. Separately, Target announced it will also “soon”…
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February 4, 2019 0

Dual-Interface Card Personalization

Publication Date: October 2018 Download the white paper With the introduction of EMV chip cards in the United States, cardholders are tapping into the power of chip payment technology and the security, value, and convenience it offers to both consumers and businesses.  The adoption of dual-interface (EMV contact and contactless chip) technology in the U.S.…
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January 23, 2019 0


 CO-OP FINANCIAL SERVICES NOVEMBER 6, 2018 Change is happening at an unprecedented rate within payments. Part of that is fueled by emerging technologies, but a lot of it has to do with the shift in consumer behavior and expectations. And while this will create a number of business challenges for credit unions – it will also…
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January 3, 2019 0

Tapping to Pay is About to Be Even Easier for U.S. Consumers

Tapping to pay is about to be even easier for U.S. consumers Facebook Twitter LinkedIn November 14, 2018, 12:05 PM Eastern Time Visa expects more than 100 million contactless Visa cards in the U.S. by the end of 2019 Millions of Chase customers in the U.S. will soon be able to speed through checkout with a tap of a…
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December 4, 2018 0

3 Drivers Helping Bridge the Gap to a Cashless Society

3 drivers helping bridge the gap to a cashless society Nov. 29, 2018 By Jason Bohrer, senior vice president and general manager – secure card solutions, CPI Card Group Today, only 41 percent of Americans regularly carry cash, creating a demand for alternative payment methods and unlocking a world of potential for innovation in Fintech.…
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November 30, 2018 0

The Case for Contactless Cards

The Case For Contactless Cards October 05, 2018 By Keith Nolan 3 minutes If this is the right product for your members, it’s time to start creating issuance, education and marketing strategies. Credit unions have had a lot on their technology plates of late, between rolling out EMV cards and keeping pace with the ever-changing…
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November 26, 2018 0