CPI Card Group launches EMVReady turnkey

Source: CPI Card Group

CPI Card Group, a global leader in financial and EMV chip card production and related services, today announced the launch of the company's newest turnkey solution, EMVReady™.

The solution was developed specifically for small- and medium-sized financial card issuers to support the migration to EMV in the United States. EMVReady is available through Harland Clarke, a leading provider of products and services to financial institutions.

As a turnkey solution, EMVReady provides all the components necessary for a small- to medium-sized financial card issuer to launch an EMV chip card program. The solution focuses on simplicity and speed-to-market, providing a user-friendly guide that takes the customer through all the steps in the process of providing EMV cards: Product Training, EMV Chip Choice, Personalization Profiles, Card Design, Key Management, and CPI’s proprietary Card@Once®Instant Issuance solution. EMVReady works for both instant onsite as well as central issuance options, and maintains the high standards of CPI.

“The launch of EMVReady is an integral part of our overall vision to ensure that we are supporting all our customers, regardless of their size, in the migration to EMV in the U.S.,” said Steve Montross, president and CEO of CPI Card Group. “We are delighted that Harland Clarke has chosen this solution to make the migration to EMV as seamless as possible for its customers. With EMVReady, we’re offering a simplified, convenient solution based on our knowledge and expertise in the market.”

Harland Clarke is a highly respected provider to more than 8,500 banks, credit unions and investment firms. The business is recognized for the robust and industry-leading suite of consumer and business solutions it offers its clients in serving their customers and members. For the past two years, Harland Clarke has conducted proprietary research on financial institutions’ readiness for EMV. A copy of the 2014 report is available at www.harlandclarke.com.

“Harland Clarke is committed to helping its clients be more successful, including being ready for October 15, 2015, when the EMV liability shift occurs,” said Mike Fay, president of Harland Clarke Marketing Services. “EMVReadyhas been designed by CPI Card Group in such a way that we’re confident it will greatly simplify EMV for our clients and their cardholders. We’re excited to be able to offer it.”

As the leader in the financial card market in North America, CPI Card Group provides the largest EMV manufacturing capacity with five certified EMV production facilities, providing customers with flexibility and back-up capabilities.

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