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Entrust Datacard Delivers High-Security “Instant Issuance as a Service” for Customer Payment Cards




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MINNEAPOLIS — May 15, 2019 — Entrust Datacard, celebrating 50 years as a leading provider of trusted identity and secure issuance technology solutions, today announces the launch of a new cloud-based solution that enables banks to instantly personalize and activate customer payment cards.

“We offer banks the most advanced options for how they want their financial instant issuance solutions to be delivered,” said Chris Pelletier, senior vice president and general manager of Financial Instant Issuance (FII) at Entrust Datacard. “Our customers can choose how they want instant issuance delivered — from self-service to complete managed services.”

FII technology benefits banks and their consumers. Rivka Little, research director at IDC Worldwide Payment Strategies, said “Financial instant issuance as a service technology delivers an advanced set of capabilities to small to mid-size banks, empowering them to ‘delight their customers’ with the experience of walking out of a branch with an active card in hand and instant purchasing power.”

The Entrust Datacard secure cloud-based offering gives banks an end-to-end solution that can eliminate the need to invest in costly IT infrastructure and security compliance for card issuance. And Entrust Datacard is the only FII provider that offers a choice between on-premises and cloud to deliver a comprehensive menu of services featuring device and fleet management, on-call support, supplies and help desk management.

Chris Pelletier continued, “We pioneered financial instant issuance before cloud technology existed. Our comprehensive managed services are now enhanced by cloud delivery. With twenty cloud customers already signed on, we’re seeing that our solutions can scale with a bank’s physical and digital issuance needs.”

The Entrust Datacard instant issuance solution is the only cloud offering backed by a Tier III datacenter with 99.982% uptime. We alleviate the burden of customers needing to manage complex compliance requirements by adhering to the most stringent security standards in the payment card industry.


Financial Instant Issuance is available through Entrust Datacard and delivered through partners to customers worldwide.

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About Entrust Datacard Corporation

Consumers, citizens and employees increasingly expect anywhere-anytime experiences — whether they are making purchases, crossing borders, accessing e-gov services or logging onto corporate networks. Entrust Datacard offers the trusted identity and secure issuance technologies that make those experiences reliable and secure. Solutions range from the physical world of financial cards, passports and ID cards to the digital realm of authentication, certificates and secure communications. With more than 2,000 Entrust Datacard colleagues around the world, and a network of strong global partners, the company serves customers in 150 countries worldwide. For more information, visit