Servus Credit Union Goes Contactless in 2014 Thanks to Everlink Central Card Issuance

Posted on December 20, 2013 · Posted in Press Release

MARKHAM, ON – Everlink Payment Services Inc. is pleased to announce that Servus Credit Union – Alberta’s largest credit union and the third largest in Canada – has selected the Everlink Central Card Issuance (CCI) solution for the secure and reliable issuance of Interac Flash™ enabled contactless debit cards to their members starting in 2014.

This decision makes Servus Credit Union the first province-wide credit union (with over 100 branches) and sixth major financial institution to leverage Everlink for their debit card issuance expertise in 2013.

“We are thrilled that Servus Credit Union has entrusted us as their debit card issuance partner,” says Mark Ripplinger, President & CEO at Everlink. “This represents a substantial and highly significant card issuance agreement and is a very proud moment for the entire Everlink team. We look forward to providing Servus with the high quality service and innovative solutions that they and other credit unions across Canada have come to expect from Everlink.”

“Ensuring dependable, secure and cost-effective debit card services to our members is an important part of our product offering,” states Darrell White, Chief Operating Officer of Servus Credit Union. “We look forward to partnering with Everlink to deliver this service and introduce the next evolution in debit cards with contact-free technology.”

The Everlink CCI solution enables financial institutions to reliably and cost-effectively produce EMV Chip debit cards from a secure central facility, offering distribution options to send the cards directly to the member/customer or to the branch.

CCI leverages relationships Everlink has with card production suppliers who operate facilities certified by all major card associations, in order to offer end-to-end solutions with proven, tried and true, in-production technology. CCI aligns perfectly with the needs of today’s payment card issuers looking to maximize quality and reduce cost-per-card.

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

Servus Credit Union is a member-owned financial institution serving nearly 390,000 members from more than 100 locations in 62 communities. The credit union’s vision of building a better world – one member at a time inspires their commitment to provide sound, advice-based financial products and services; help members achieve personal satisfaction, enjoy financial stability and a good quality of life; and improve the communities where its members live and work. For more information, call toll-free 187SERVUSCU/1.877.378.8728 or visit

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
Everlink Payment Services Inc.
(905) 946-5880

Michael Dickinson
Director, Corporate Communications
Servus Credit Union
(780) 638-8012


Interac and Interac Flash are trade-marks of Interac Inc. Used under license.