US-based WesBanco Bank has deployed CPI Card Group’s Card@Once solution through technology partner Harland Clarke to allow instant issuance of EMV debit cards.

With the deployment of instant issuance solution, WesBanco customers will now receive new EMV secure debit cards in seconds across all of the bank’s 141 branches.

As soon as a WesBanco customer requests a new or replacement card, the Card@Once solution allows the data to be securely transferred from the branch location to CPI Card Group, which processes it into an encrypted file and returns the data electronically. The new instant issuance solution then encodes the data onto the chip and prints the card, delivering a personalised, ready-to-use card within seconds.

WesBanco vice president and electronic banking manager Jason Plotner said: “We’ve earned our reputation through a strong commitment to providing customers with the very highest level of service, and instant issuance is a natural extension.

“Card@Once is one of the most innovative technologies that we have ever introduced, from the smooth implementation process to the customer response and satisfaction. It’s simple, secure and delivers an unparalleled level of convenience to our customers.”