Littleton, CO (PRWEB) March 13, 2013
CPI Card Group (CPI), a global leader in financial, EMV and commercial card production, and related services, announced today that the company has received an extended Preferred Service Provider (PSP) agreement from The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA). As part of the agreement, ICBA-member community banks will continue to receive exclusive pricing for CPI’s credit and debit card manufacturing services.
“We look forward to continuing our services for community banks in offering high quality products and services to their customers,” said Steve Montross, president and CEO of CPI Card Group. “As the U.S. market migrates to the use of smart cards, we are ready to provide ICBA members with any additional assistance that they may need in order to ensure a smooth transition.”
CPI Card Group is a global, full-service manufacturer that focuses on the unique needs of community banks. Since becoming a PSP in 2007, CPI Card Group has provided millions of debit and credit cards for ICBA member banks. CPI utilizes high definition printing technology, employing sophisticated hardware, software and print knowledge to ensure crisp images and vibrant, consistent color. CPI also offers complimentary design services, helping member banks to reinforce or refresh their brand. Through the online web tool Card Designer™, bankers may design their own credit and debit cards using custom bank imagery or stock images with CPI’s templates as a launching point. Additionally, CPI is an industry leader in the switch from magnetic stripe to smart cards and continually educates community bankers on this industry transition.
“ICBA is pleased to continue its relationship with CPI Card Group, which shares our goal of giving community banks the best tools possible so they can continue to be competitive in this space, all while ensuring that their customers receive secure debit and credit services,” said Dan Clancy, executive vice president of services at ICBA.
About CPI Card Group
CPI, a global leader in financial, commercial and identification card production and related services, offers a single source for cards and other form factors, from financial and gift to EMV chip and mobile, and personalization and fulfillment services. CPI offers the largest secure and commercial production network in North America and the UK. CPI's production sites include: Denver, Colo.; Fort Wayne, Ind.; Las Vegas, Nev.; Minneapolis, Minn.; Colchester, England; Liverpool, England; Petersfield, England and Toronto, Canada. CPIs’ plants in Colo., Nev., Ind., Canada and Liverpool are ISO 9001 certified. For more information, visit http://www.cpicardgroup.com/.
The Independent Community Bankers of America®, the nation’s voice for nearly 7,000 community banks of all sizes and charter types, is dedicated exclusively to representing the interests of the community banking industry and its membership through effective advocacy, best-in-class education and high-quality products and services. For more information, visit http://www.icba.org.