Everlink Presented With ACT Canada Canadian Innovation Award

Posted on June 26, 2013 · Posted in Press Release

MARKHAM, ON – Everlink Payment Services Inc. is pleased to announce that it has won an ACT Canada Canadian Innovation Award in the “Payment Innovation Benefiting Issuers” category for its enhanced contactless enabled Instant Card Issuance (ICI) solution. The award was presented at the Cardware 2013: Payments Insights conference in Niagara Falls, ON.

The award recognizes Everlink’s recent achievement of becoming the first in North America to provide a financial institution with the ability to instantly issue fully personalized and customized EMV contactless (in this case Interac Flash™) enabled debit cards in its branches. This was realized on January 28th, 2013 when Sunova Credit Union began leveraging the enhanced Everlink ICI solution for the on-demand issuance of debit cards. (Read the press release)

“We take great pride in assisting our clients bring value to their members and customers and thank them greatly for their consideration and for taking the time to nominate us,” says Mark Ripplinger, President & CEO of Everlink. “We are truly honored and privileged to have been presented this award by ACT Canada.”

“Innovation is the foundation for the growth of the payments industry and it is much more than just technology” says Catherine Johnston, president and CEO of ACT Canada.  “We are happy to congratulate Everlink for their award winning new Enhanced Contactless Enabled Instant Card Issuance (ICI) Solution.  It provides issuers an opportunity to instantly fulfill their clients’ needs. In a rapidly evolving payments market, this type of innovation will keep customers coming back.”

Everlink’s ICI solution features a choice of high-definition financial card printers that instantly produce a fully functional and personalized card with customizable images and graphics within minutes of a member/customer signup at the branch. ICI enhances the overall member/customer experience by supporting the immediate issuance of new cards, or the replacement of damaged, lost or stolen cards for existing members/customers at the branch level.

For more information on Everlink’s contactless card issuing solutions, download our latest brochure: Contactless is More.

ACT Canada is a stakeholder association whose members drive payment evolution and digital identity.  In its 25th year, ACT Canada helps members understand complex issues, facilitate problem resolutions and filter the truth from market noise.  Members include issuers, merchants, acquirers, governments, and the suppliers who make secure payment and digital ID possible.

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, POS Acquiring and Professional Services.

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For additional information contact:
Daniel Whiting
Manager, Corporate Marketing & Communications
(905) 946-5880
Daniel.Whiting@everlink.ca