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Affinity Credit Union Launches Everlink`s Lock’N’Block®

Friday, January 26, 2018

by Anastasia Sudetic

AFFINITY CREDIT UNION LAUNCHES EVERLINK’S LOCK’N’BLOCK® SOLUTION –
A MOBILE CARD BLOCK SERVICE – FOR INCREASED PROTECTION OF MEMBER DEBIT CARDS
 

MARKHAM, ON, JANUARY 22, 2018 – Everlink Payment Services Inc. announced today that their mobile fraud management solution, Lock’N’Block®, is now available to cardholders using the Affinity Credit Union mobile app. Lock’N’Block® provides cardholders with the ability to control access to their debit cards, when and where they want, through their mobile phone. In addition to changing their setting through Affinity’s mobile app, members can also access the functionality through online retail banking, online business banking, and by speaking with staff at the Advice and Contact Centres.

Lock’N’Block® has been designed with different blocking capabilities. Cardholders can lock their card completely or specifically from international use while allowing domestic transactions. When the cardholder locks their debit card using Lock’N’Block®, debit card transactions are blocked by the Lock’N’Block® system. Further, Lock’N’Block® has been designed to not interfere with other Fraud Management System actions. Lock’N’Block® works on Apple™ and Android™.

Cardholders control debit card access by simply logging into their mobile banking application and clicking on the Lock’N’Block® icon. The screen will then display a page that shows an image of the card that they have “Registered” and a toggle that will allow the cardholder to “Lock” or “Unlock” their debit card devices, and includes support for Everlink’s DebitWear™ contactless debit wristband.

“At Affinity, we invest in new technologies and innovations like Lock’N’Block® that will offer our members a better banking experience,” says Mike Elchuk, Director, IT Security at Affinity Credit Union. “Not only will Lock’N’Block® give our members a higher level of control over when and where their card can be used, but our cardholders will be able to change their Lock’N’Block® settings right from our mobile app, online banking, or by getting in touch with our Advice Centre or Contact Centre staff. This makes it a true omni-channel experience that we’re sure our members will appreciate.”

"As a long-term partner of ours, we are pleased and proud that Affinity Credit Union has incorporated our Lock’N’Block® Solution into their overall Fraud Management strategy,” says Mark Ripplinger, President & CEO at Everlink. “This new service provides cardholders with the ability to participate in the management of their debit card security by proactively responding to situations where their debit card has been lost, stolen or temporarily misplaced by "locking" their debit card, preventing any use of that card until they "unlock" it.”

Affinity Credit Union Affinity Credit Union is the 8th largest credit union in Canada with $6.3 billion in managed assets and with the largest credit union branch network in Saskatchewan. It offers access to a complete range of accounts and services and is a leader in delivering quality investment and lending services to Saskatchewan. Affinity Credit Union has a workforce of 846 people and is 100% owned by more than 136,000 members, all of whom have a voice in the way the credit union does business. For more information, go to: www.affinitycu.ca

Everlink Payment Services Inc. is a leading provider of comprehensive, innovative and integrated payments solutions and services for credit unions, banks, and SMEs 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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