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Financial, Transport, Identification

Card Testing International - Your Independent ISO/IEC 17025 Card Testing Laboratory

Specialists in compliance & quality assurance testing of financial, transport & identification cards



  • World's largest range of ISO/IEC 17025 accredited electro-physical tests
  • Over 20 years as a global ISO/IEC, VISA, MasterCard, Bank & Government Auditing Authority
  • An official guardian of the world's ISO/IEC Magnetic Stripe Standard
  • Specialists in: reducing reissuance, personalisation monitoring, batch acceptance
ISO IEC EMVco
AMEX MC CQM VISA UnionPay

Fastest test turn around -


Get your card batch certification in days!



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How long is a card is likely to last once it’s issued?


The ISO/IEC 24789 Card Service Life Standard evaluation regime sees how your cards measure up against current card industry expectations.


Find out if your cards will last until their expiry date




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Card Design Reviews
Design Reviews
Get your card design right at the start, to avoid problems later!
CTI's Card Design Reviews help to steer your Marketing Team in the right direction so that your cards are more likely to meet ISO Standards.
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Blank Stock Testing
Blank Stock Testing
Your first step to ensure a quality card product.
CTI can test your cards prior to issue. With our help, you'll be able to see if your cards comply with ISO Standards and also how they stand up to Durability testing.
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Card Service Life
Card Service Life
Will your cards last until their expiry date?
The ISO/IEC 24789 Card Service Life Standard aims to answer the question, “is a card fit for purpose, and will it last it's period of issuance?” CTI offers evaluation regimes suited to the card technology & application a card is intended to be used in.
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Personalised Card Testing
Personalised Testing
Make sure your customers cards work reliably once issued.
CTI can receive personalised cards in the same way that your customers do. We test the cards to see if the data complies to the ISO Standards, and check that they work reliably.
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Encoded Test Cards
Encoded Test Cards
Check the reading capabilities of your Point Of Sale hardware!
CTI provides a suite of specially prepared test cards for testing the reading capability of your POS hardware. The test cards cover a range of ISO defined characteristics, compliance standards and limits to get the full view of your read performance.
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Manufacturer Certification
Manufacturer Certification
Certify the cards you manufacture for your customers/issuers
Demonstrate your achievement and proficiency in Card Manufacturing with CTI's card batch certification. Let your customers know that your manufactured cards are high quality & meet industry standards - increasing their confidence and loyalty in your product.
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Remote Instant Issue Testing
Remote Instant Issue Testing
Keep your Branch Personalisation hardware running at it's optimum.
Using CTI's Instant Issue Testing Programme, you can you be sure that the devices used to place a PIN on your Customers cards are working at their optimum.
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Problem Analysis
Problem Analysis
Understand where the problems lie with your cards.
Got a problem with your cards? Let CTI help you understand the reason(s) why! We aim to pinpoint the problem, be it the card token itself, Manufacturers Encoding, problems created following the PIN'ing process, or other field effects.
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