First Data and The Members Group (TMG) have announced that they have begun offering an expedited EMV implementation to qualifying TMG clients. TMG, a payments processor, provides innovative, end-to-end payment solutions and proprietary, web-based card servicing and reporting tools to credit unions and community banks.
First Data has qualified with both Visa and MasterCard to offer an expedited EMV credit card issuance program to financial institutions. The streamlined program, enabling clients to launch their EMV programs quickly, efficiently and with reduced complexity.
“Offering this expedited process from First Data helps make the transition to EMV less burdensome for our clients,”said Brandon Kuehl, product manager, TMG. “Building an easier path to EMV migration was a message TMG heard from our clients from the start. By partnering with the right organizations, our clients are now able to get EMV cards in market more quickly, which gives them a competitive edge with today’s smart, tech-savvy consumer.”
“Providing this streamlined capability is another demonstration of First Data’s commitment to leading the industry in enabling EMV and putting our customers first,” said Barry McCarthy, president, Financial Services, First Data.“We are pleased to partner with TMG in making this process easier for their clients.”
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