December 2006 --Serverside, which develops systems allowing cardholders to design uinique cards online has licensed its software to ANZ and now has 33 card issuers, with over 50 programmes, in 14 countries around the world.
December 2006 --Belgian Bank KBC has revealed that 120,000 of its banking customers uploaded
a favorite picture onto their payment cards in the four months after it began
offering the service. This means that a phenomenal 1.2% of Belgium’s entire
population – estimated at 10.3 million – are carrying an individually designed
KBC card in their wallets.
December 2006 --Belgian Bank KBC has revealed that
120,000 of its banking customers uploaded a favorite picture onto
their payment cards in the four months after it began offering the
service. This means that a phenomenal 1.2% of Belgium's entire
population - estimated at 10.3 million - is carrying an individually
designed KBC card in their wallets.
December 2006 --BELGIAN CUSTOMERS SNAP UP PERSONALIZED CARDS: About
120,000 customers of Belgian bank KBC have put their own pictures onto
debit cards, Adam Elgar, president of United Kingdom-based card
personalization company Serverside Group, tells CardLine.
December 2006 --Enabling customers to personally customize their payment cards online looks like a new hot button for consumers, espicially in Europe.
December 2006 --Click here to see KBC customized card design with Serverside featured on Card Pixes
November 2006 -- ANZ, one of Australia’s Big Four banks, is allowing its customers to design their
own credit and cash cards online at www.designmycard.com.au. The Australian
roll-out reflects the huge popularity of personal payment cards with the bank’s
New Zealand customers and – more generally – the growing global demand for
individual card design.
November 2006 --SERVERSIDE LICENSES CARD-PERSONALIZATION SOFTWARE TO ANZ: Australia and New
Zealand Banking Group Ltd. has purchased software from UK-based Serverside Group to allow
Australian customers to design their own credit and debit cards.
November 2006 --ANZ, one of Australia's Big Four banks, is allowing its customers to design their own credit and cash cards online at www.designmycard.com.au
October 2006 --You can now design your ANZ card with an image of your choice1. New indigenous card designs now available! Just upload your favourite photo or design, or choose an image from our library. You don't need to be an ANZ customer to apply.
September 2006 --Key industry magazine, Bank Technology News, has confirmed the growing demand for
card personalization in the banking sector by naming Serverside Group as one of its ‘Top
10 Technology Companies to Watch’. This is the fifth year running that BTN has selected
10 key tech companies to keep an eye on going forward, and London-based Serverside –
a company specializing in digital payment card design – is excited to be one of them. The
article can be seen in full at www.banktechnews.com.
September 2006 --Bank Technology News, has confirmed the growing demand for card personalization in the banking sector by
naming Serverside Group as one of its 'Top 10 Technology Companies to Watch'.
September 2006 --Kudos to Serverside For Personalized cards.
August 2006 --Serverside was awarded - Top 10 Company To Watch by Bank Technology News (BTN)
August 2006 --The KBC bank in Belgium, now offers its customers the opportunity to personalize their own bank cards/.
August 2006 --TAIPEI UK-based digital credit card designer Serverside Group has announced it will open its Asia
headquarters in Taipei in October, after signing Taishin Bank as its first Asian client.
August 2006 --KBC in Belgium will offer its 2 million credit and debit cardholders the opportunity to personalize the design of their cards through Serverside Group's web based digital technology.
July 2006 --“Have it your way,” Burger King promised 32 years ago, pushing
Whoppers and heralding the era of consumer products tailored to
personal tastes. Today, Lands’ End lets you create a virtual model to
your measurements and cuts clothes to fit. Adidas offers shoes
customized to your feet. The British bank Abbey will emblazon your
doodles on a debit card.
July 2006 --MINI Financial Services, a division of BMW
Financial Services North America, will launch its MINI Card, a customizable VISA
credit card that allows cardholders to design their own credit card image using a
patent-pending, Web-based Configurator.
Card personalization article in USA Today
July 2006 --Consumers hankering to show off their family photos — or their car or their dog — are getting more chances every time they whip out a credit card.
That's because more credit providers are offering photo credit cards, in which a favorite image is emblazoned on the face of the plastic.
July 2006 --The banking sector is experiencing a falling domino effect, as another key European bank
signs up to personalized payment cards using Serverside Group’s digital card design
technology. Following ING Bank Slaski and Fortis Bank Polska, Belgian bank KBC is the
latest issuer to allow customers to design the front of their payment cards with a favourite
photo – from loved ones and special places to pets and... if you’re lucky enough... African
Serverside featured in June 5 issue of American Banker
June 2006 -- Letting consumers put a photo on their credit and debit cards builds loyalty and boosts spending, said
executives at First National Bank of Omaha and Serverside Group Ltd., a London vendor of software for
June 2006 --Card customization is fast becoming the norm, as two more major issuers opt for personal
plastic. ING Bank Slaski and Fortis (Poland) are the latest companies to allow customers
to place a favourite photo on the front of their credit and debit cards – from family and
friends to pets and special places.
June 2006 --ING Bank Slaski and Fortis (Poland) are the latest companies to allow customers to place a favourite photo on
the front of their credit and debit cards - from family and friends to pets and special places. ING Bank Slaski and
Fortis (Poland) are using online card customization technology provided by Serverside Group, the global leader
in digital card design. ING Bank Slaski is allowing customers to personalize their Maestro debit cards, Fortis
(Poland) their credit cards.
June 2006 --TWO POLISH BANKS LET CONSUMERS CREATE THEIR OWN CARD DESIGNS: Two
Polish card issuers have signed contracts with Serverside Group, a UK-based developer of
digital card-personalization software. Using Serverside's technology, customers of the two
banks, ING Bank Slaski and Fortis Bank Polska SA, will be able to customize their own credit
or debit cards with personal photos or images of their choosing.
May 2006 --Some issuers are seeing response rates of over 100% when they offer
customers the option of personalizing cards with images of their kids, pets or
favourite causes, claims Adam Elgar, president of UK-based Serverside
May 2006 --Can an issuer expect a significant increase in share
of wallet by letting customers choose the design of
May 2006 --Card personalisation is a growing marketing tool in retail financial services, allowing a bank’s customers to
put unique images on their credit or debit cards. BMI talks to Tom Elgar, CTO of London-based Serverside
Group, about its AllAboutMe card customisation software product
May 2006 --Online personalisation tool proves
a hit with issuers and customers
April 2006 --AllAboutMe™ developed by Serverside Graphics, allows your
customers to easily create highly personalized credit cards,
gift cards and debit cards using their own digital photos
March 2006 --It’s the digital era and three financial card issuers in Australia and New Zealand have responded
to evolving consumer demands. ANZ and The National Bank in New Zealand,
and Heritage Building Society in Australia, now allow customers to place their favourite
photos on the front of their credit and cash cards — from family and friends to pets and
special places. All are using revolutionary online card customization technology provided
by Serverside Group, the global leader in digital card design.
March 2006 --Thanks to advances in image technology, America First offers its members a chance to upload their own digital photographs
to create a "Picture Perfect Visa Card." According to Rich Syme, the credit union's senior vice president, the new card has
generated a significant amount of buzz since it soft-launched Nov. 14.
March 2006 --America First Credit Union is launching its Picture Perfect Visa Card utilizing the new Visa branding,
along with card personalization technology from Serverside Group Limited.
America First is one of the first US issuers to use the new Visa Brand Mark and card design standards.