MARKHAM, ON, October 16, 2012 – Everlink Payment Services Inc., a leading provider of integrated payment solutions & services for credit unions, banks and ISOs in Canada, is pleased to announce that Conexus Credit Union – Saskatchewan’s largest credit union and the 6th largest in Canada – has officially signed a substantial contract to utilize Everlink’s Central Card Issuance (CCI) solution for their debit card issuing needs. Leveraging Everlink’s EMV expertise and solutions, Conexus will begin issuing single interface EMV (chip) debit cards when the program is scheduled for launch this November.
“Payment technologies are currently undergoing unparalleled change, and via its suite of Card Issuance solutions, Everlink is working with credit unions to serve their members, remain competitive and stay at the forefront of technology and payments solutions advancements,” says Mark Ripplinger, President of Everlink. “Not only will CCI allow Conexus to build on their already exceptional service record, but it will provide their members with an industry leading payment card solution which will include dual interface EMV (chip and contactless) card issuing in the near future.”
Everlink Central Card Issuance (CCI) is an integral part of Everlink’s suite of Card Issuance and Management solutions alongside its award winning, first and still only in Canada, Instant Card Issuance (ICI) as well as Interac Flash™ Issuing. CCI works by enabling financial institutions to cost-effectively produce single or dual interface EMV cards from a secure central facility, and from there, send directly to the member/customer or to the branch for distribution.
By leveraging relationships with card production facilities (bureaus) certified by VISA Inc., MasterCard Worldwide and Interac, Everlink CCI offers complementary, end-to-end solutions with proven, tried and true, in-production technology that aligns perfectly with the needs of today’s payment card issuers.
For more information on Everlink Central Card Issuing, please visit http://www.everlink.ca/work/card-issuance-and-management/
Conexus is Saskatchewan’s largest and Canada’s sixth largest credit union. Conexus has $4.7 billion in total funds managed, 118,000 members and more than 900 employees. As a leader in the financial services industry, Conexus embraces advancements in technology to help deliver exceptional customer service to its members.
Everlink Payment Services Inc. based in Markham, ON, is a joint-venture company owned by FIS and Celero Solutions, and is fully compliant and EMV certified with the Interac, MasterCard and Visa associations. Everlink is a recognized leader in the dependable secure delivery of Electronic Transaction Processing services, EMV Chip, Managed ATM Services and Integrated Payment Solutions in the Canadian financial services marketplace. Everlink is the first in Canada to instantly issue a fully personalized, Interac and MasterCard certified EMV Chip card.
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