Posted on December 7, 2016 · Posted in Press Release

MARKHAM, ON, DECEMBER 7, 2016 – Everlink Payment Services Inc. announced today the successful conversion of Spruce Credit Union, the 19th and final financial institution to convert to the Everlink payments processing environment this year. Spruce Credit Union brings 6,1000 members and 3 ATMs to Everlink’s payments processing environment.

Coinciding with its conversion to Everlink, Spruce Credit Union issued the latest in debit card technology – Interac Flash® – to all of its members, further preparing the credit union for the adoption of Mobile Payments in Canada. In addition to the above, going forward, Spruce Credit Union will be able to take advantage of Everlink’s leading payments innovations across all seven of its Lines of Business: ATM Managed Services, Card Issuance & Management, Fraud Management Solutions, Mobile Payments, Payment Network Gateway, Professional Services and SME Solutions.

Upon the Payments Strategy Committee’s announcement last fall selecting Everlink as the recommended switch provider for Canadian credit unions, numerous B.C. and Ontario based credit unions have chosen to make the transition. This has further cemented Everlink as the market leader in the provision of payments solutions to credit unions in Canada.

“When reviewing our options for the latest in technology services, we chose to make a move and become partners with Everlink. Everlink’s experienced team was instrumental in a successful transition which sets SCU up to offer new and future innovations such as the Interac Flash® debit card. Spruce Credit Union’s success depends on strong partnerships that allow us to provide quality, member-focused products and services that enhance our member’s financial well-being,” says Kelly Zammit, CEO at Spruce Credit Union.

“It was a pleasure working with the team at Spruce Credit Union to successfully complete the conversion project on-time and on-budget. We are confident our respective teams will have many more opportunities to work together again as we undertake projects in the future,” says Mark Ripplinger, President & CEO at Everlink. “It’s a great honor to welcome Spruce Credit Union as the 19th and final successful conversion for 2016. Our dedicated team has consistently proven Everlink’s commitment to completing conversions on-time, on-budget, and without any member impact for all activities within Everlink’s control. We are confident in making the same commitment to those converting to us in 2017.”  

Spruce Credit Union is a member-owned financial Institution serving the community of Prince George and surrounding area for over 65 years. Originally formed in 1951 as the Catholic Credit Union, the name was formally changed to Spruce Credit Union in 1977. Spruce Credit Union is a full service Credit Union offering a wide selection of financial products and services for everyone. Spruce Credit Union is dedicated to responsibly growing assets, earnings and membership, and their knowledgeable staff, management and directors strive to be “Partners in Success” with their members and communities.

Everlink Payment Services Inc. is a leading provider of comprehensive, innovative and integrated payments solutions and services for credit unions, banks, and independent sales organizations across Canada. In addition to supplying best-in-breed technology infrastructure and payment network connectivity via our well established Payment Network Gateway, we offer a diversified range of integrated payments Lines of Business including: ATM Managed Services, Card Issuance & Management, Fraud Management Solutions, Mobile Payments, Professional Services and SME Solutions.

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Anastasia Sudetic
Marketing Manager
Everlink Payment Services Inc.
(905) 747-3692