Everlink Enables Conexus Credit Union for End-to-End EMV Transactions

Posted on June 24, 2009 · Posted in Press Release

MARKHAM, Ontario, June 24, 2009 – Everlink, a leading provider of Integrated Payment Solutions and Services in the Canadian marketplace, announced that Conexus, Saskatchewan’s largest Credit Union, has successfully deployed an Interac, Visa and MasterCard EMV Chip compliant ATM for Canadian Credit Unions, leveraging Everlink for their EMV know-how and highly reliable switching services.

Everlink, Interac EMV Certified since 2007 for Shared Cash Dispensing (SCD), delivered this significant milestone project in cooperation with Credit Union Central of Canada, MasterCard and CUETS.

Conexus are now enabled to acquire Interac, MasterCard and VISA EMV transactions on their ATMs, as well as issue EMV MasterCard and Interac debit cards.

“Credit Unions need the latest Payment Processing innovations to tackle the growing complexities and fraudulent activities prevalent in today’s payment industry,” said Mark Ripplinger, President of Everlink. “The delivery of End-to-End EMV Transactions for Conexus, in partnership with CUCC and CUETS, is one more example of how Everlink provides Canadian Financial Institutions and Credit Unions with the required tools to make their businesses secure, manageable and profitable.

Conexus, and more importantly their customers, NOW stand to realize three primary benefits with the adoption of EMV Chip solutions: As Chip cards are very difficult to copy, they ensure the mitigation of fraudulent activity. Secondly, Conexus customers can now enjoy an even greater sense of confidence in their banking payment infrastructure. Finally, the most important benefit of Chip cards lies in Multi-Application cards carrying a series of applications from Conexus and their partners that can be tailored to suit specific groups of customers.”

Sheryl Britton, Vice-President IT for Conexus said, “Conexus is proud to have an End-to-End EMV-compliant ATM in service and we are preparing more as we move to become the first Canadian credit union to migrate to chip-enabled Member Card debit cards. The joint project implementation team of Conexus, CUCC and Everlink executed on a very stringent business, functional and performance requirements project towards delivering our EMV Chip enabled and certified ATMs.”

Proven EMV Chip Services to Assist Your Migration

With the first Interac EMV deadline of 2010 looming, spend less time worrying about your EMV Chip Migration efforts and spend more time growing your business. Everlink, a select member of the multi-lateral Kitchener-Waterloo EMV trial, is ready to assist Financial Institutions, Group Processors and Connectors in scheduling, planning and implementing their EMV Chip Migration.

About Everlink
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.

To learn more about the Everlink suite of integrated payment solutions, please contact one of our Business Development or Channel Sales & Marketing team members at 1-866-388-0076 or view our contact page.

For additional information on any other issues, please contact Paul Mighton, Vice President, Channel Sales & Marketing at Paul.Mighton@everlink.ca or (416) 659-2039