HMECU, Kawartha & Motor City All Join the Everlink Debit Mastercard Program - November 14, 2022

HMECU, Kawartha & Motor City All Join the Everlink Debit Mastercard Program

Monday, November 14, 2022

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Company: Everlink Payment Services Inc.

Everlink is pleased to announce that Kawartha Credit Union, Healthcare & Municipal Employees’ Credit Union and Motor City Community Credit Union have all signed agreements to participate in the Everlink Debit Mastercard program. Given the steady rise in eCommerce transactions, international travel, and a need for online account accessibility through web and mobile platforms, each of these credit unions was motivated to provide their members with the many benefits a Debit Mastercard has to offer. And since they all share a common Fiserv DNA banking platform hosted by Celero, it was particularly effective for the three credit unions to collaborate with each other along with Everlink to implement the Everlink Debit Mastercard Program.

The Everlink Debit Mastercard program opens the door to several new ways members can use their debit cards. It allows members to shop in-store or online, complete ATM withdrawals both within and outside of Canada, as well as obtain a cashback option at point-of-sale (where merchants allow) – all of this, anywhere in the world, wherever Mastercard is accepted, proving the Mastercard Debit Card to be a true all-purpose, multi-use, convenience card.

Onboarding is quick and efficient – just 16-20 weeks. Once live with the Everlink Mastercard Debit Program, each credit union will also benefit from new revenue streams the program has to offer, including:

  • Interac Flash® interchange on all contactless transactions
  • Everlink’s Optional Issue Fee program
  • Debit Mastercard interchange on eCommerce transactions.

In addition to providing their members with payment convenience, each credit union was determined to ensure all member transactions would be safe and secure. This is why each selected Everlink’s eSCORE™ fraud solution and 3D Secure Authentication Service. eSCORE™, an award-winning fraud solution, is the next generation of fraud monitoring tools designed to target fraud risks associated with both face‐to‐face and eCommerce (Card-Not-Present) debit card transactions. In addition, a new cryptocurrency model is planned to be released later this year to further secure this channel. 3D Secure Authentication Service provides a data-sharing pipeline between merchants and issuers, giving issuers an opportunity to authenticate cardholders before merchants commit to processing a transaction. This additional authentication protocol allows for more trusted transaction processing as more fraud can be detected and prevented within the eCommerce space.

“Everlink is very excited to welcome HMECU, Kawartha and Motor City to our Debit Mastercard program. This is a testament to Everlink’s focus and determination to deliver value to our credit union clients and their members,” says Mark Ripplinger, President and CEO of Everlink. “Everlink’s unwavering commitment to client-centricity has played a major role in our success, and I’m confident in our team’s ability to continue to provide exceptional service and innovation – like the Everlink Debit Mastercard Program – to our clients for years to come.”

For further information about Everlink’s Co-badged Card Program and our range of Fraud Management solutions, please contact your Everlink Account Executive.

Everlink Payment Services Inc. is a leading provider of comprehensive, innovative, and integrated payments and digital solutions and services for financial institutions and service providers across Canada. In addition to supplying best‐in-breed technology infrastructure and payment network connectivity, we offer a comprehensive range of integrated payments Lines of Business including Payment Network Gateway, ATM Managed Services, Card Issuance & Management, Fraud Management Solutions, Mobile Payments, Retail & SME Solutions, Digital Solutions and Professional Services.

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