Everlink Launches Integrated Payment Solutions & Services Suite at Inaugural Client Conference, Connections 08

Posted on December 3, 2008 · Posted in Press Release

MARKHAM, Ontario, December 3, 2008 – Everlink, a leading provider of electronic payments services in the Canadian marketplace, would like to thank all of those who attended the Everlink Client Conference, Connections 08: Delivering Innovation Together. On Nov. 18 – 19, 2008, Credit Unions, Banks Group Processors, ATM Vendors, Partners and industry experts gathered at the Delta Markham in Markham, Ontario, to listen to the latest news and trends in the Canadian Payment Industry and be introduced to the new suite of Everlink’s Integrated Payment Solutions and Services.

During breakout sessions conference attendees discovered and discussed the status and plans for Everlink’s latest payment processing solutions, including:

  • EMV Chip
  • Managed ATM Solutions
  • Merchant POS Solutions
  • Fraud Management
  • PrePaid Card Solutions
  • Mobile Banking Solutions

In the plenary sessions, attendees heard from a distinguished panel of leading payment industry experts. Key note speakers presentations included:

  • Mark Ripplinger, President, Everlink ─ Everlink, The New Era: Evolution from Switching to Payment Solutions
  • Steve Rathgaber, President & COO, NYCE Payments Networks, LLC ─ Payments: Industry in Transition
  • Doug Whalen, Director, Credit Union Central of Canada ─ The Evolution of Debit Card Services
  • Zaheer Jiwani, Financial Services, Deloitte ─ Canadian Financial Services: Competitive, Product & Market Opportunities
  • Allen Wright, Vice-President, Interac – Interac Chip Migration and the Future of Fraud

Also in attendance were experts from the following payment industry Partners:

  • Tech Trex
  • Interac
  • Metavante
  • Strategic Information Technology
  • IBM Wincor
  • NCR
  • Celero

Paul Mackley, Vice President, CGI commented, “CGI is proud to have been a Diamond Sponsor of our partner Everlink’s recent client conference. There was definite value hearing directly from customers, partners and industry experts to better understand the plans for EMV Chip, managed ATM solutions, and new Everlink products.”

Survey results indicated that 100% of attendees left the conference satisfied, with 89% indicating that they were very satisfied with all aspects of the conference.

“On behalf of the entire Everlink team, we thank all Customers, Partners and friends of Everlink for joining us and contributing to the collaborative success of our Inaugural Client Conference,” said Mark Ripplinger, president, Everlink Payment Services Inc. “We appreciate your business and look forward to our continued partnership in 2009, including hosting you again next fall at Connections 09 as we continue to forge ahead together to ‘stay ahead of the Canadian Payment Processing industry curve.”

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