Payment card production company CPI Card Group has partnered with core processor FLEX to provide its instant card issuance solution Card@Once to credit unions.

Under the collaboration, Card@Once solution will be combined with FLEX’s data processing platform to allow printing of EMV-enabled cards onsite. This integration is said to avoid dual entry.

FLEX network of credit unions can now access the end-to-end solution to deliver immediate service for customers who are in need of new or replacement cards.

CPI Card Group senior vice-president and general manager of prepaid and instant issuance Lane Dubin said: “We’re excited to be joining with FLEX to give credit unions served by FLEX a competitive edge – one that allows their customers to walk out of a branch with their new card in-hand.

“Furthermore, the ability to print and issue EMV chip cards in minutes is a remarkable value-add for credit union staff and customers alike.”

FLEX COO Sean Holcomb said: “Our aim has always been to empower our customers with options, helping them navigate and adopt new technologies using our robust set of offerings – so they manufacture their own success.

“The convenience and ease-of-use of Card@Once makes it a natural fit within the greater value we are creating for credit unions.”