Innovation - Experience, Integrity & Technology

As can be seen in our name, at Thames we place a great emphasis on technology. The finest hardware, the most up-to-date applications. Our card technologies work to complement the experience and expertise of our team to develop precisely the right card scheme for your business.

Product Development

Launching a new product can be daunting to the inexperienced and challenging to those who’ve done it before. Our role is to take care of as much as possible, leaving you to focus on your customers. This, of course, includes the technical side of things. Whether it’s a secure payment card, a membership ID or a loyalty-building retail programme, our technical team will design, develop and manufacture a product that you’re happy with. One that works for you and your customers alike.

We support you with the latest technologies

Any Communication Method

With every programme different, we’ll offer advice on the best interfaces for your card. Things like EMV® contact and contactless. Magnetic stripes and barcodes. And we’re always there to further optimise the user experience to help keep your customers loyal.

The Latest Innovations

Whatever your programme, we can support you with the latest innovations. Not sure what the difference is between a motion/dynamic CVV and an in-card biometric sensor? That’s where we can help. Get in touch to find out more.

Secure Packaging & Fulfilment

To truly push the boundaries in secure packaging, we take a hands-on approach to distribution. That is, alongside our tamper-evident sealed packs, we also offer advanced automated technology supported by a highly-specialised hand fulfilment team. It’s our way of ensuring your card goes to the right person.

The best equipment – in scale and on time

To ensure a secure and efficient card production and management process, we source the best equipment. Ours, the latest from industry-standard partners such as Atlantic Zeiser, Datacard and Xerox, gives us the edge in capacity, efficiency and manufacturing quality.

These secure data processing machines would be nothing without the right software to make use of them. So, as standard, we install the most effective operating systems and applications.

All of this ensures we combine accuracy with responsiveness, no matter what your programme is aiming to achieve.

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Here's what people say about us...

“We are delighted to have the opportunity to develop this new multicurrency programme with TUI and Thames. The product has a number of key features that deliver an excellent experience for the cardholder, including the ability to track the card’s balance and spending history via mobile app, and to move funds between different currency wallets. The latter is especially beneficial to travellers, enabling them to carry on spending, wherever they are in the world.”     Ray Brash, CEO and Chairman at PrePay Solutions
“It was of paramount importance that we found a partner with the ability to manage every stage of the card production process. Thames’ full service offering, technical expertise and international experience of taking customers through EMV migration made them the ideal partner.” Samuel Sarpong, CTO at Ghana Commercial Bank Ltd
“We have worked with Thames Technology for over 13 years on our loyalty and gift card programmes. Over that period they managed the full rebrand and ongoing supply of our highly successful Beauty Club loyalty scheme and produced open loop MasterCard prepaid travel packs for us. Their ability to offer conceptual production sampling for our Christmas Gift Card made it so much easier for us to make the right decision on the final selection. Thames has consistently met our needs and helped us succeed with all these projects.” Sam Clements, Senior Print Project Manager, Debenhams.
“Tesco Clubcard is one of the most uniquely helpful things we do and it’s our way of saying thank you to our customers for shopping with us. We’ve listened to customers and we’re delighted to have made Clubcard even simpler and easier to use by working in partnership with Thames to introduce a brand new contactless card.” Simon Pepperdine, Tesco Clubcard Project Manager
“We gave Thames Technology a complex and challenging brief for a multi-currency card product, involving two EMV and magnetic stripe cards linked to the same account, separate PINs, and tamper evident packaging. Thames worked closely with us to refine our vision for a customer friendly product and delivered the whole solution, including production, packing and distribution, on time and on budget.” Miles Briggs, General Manager Financial Services, TUI UK & Ireland.