ACI Worldwide (NASDAQ: ACIW), a leading global provider of real-time electronic payment and banking solutions, today announced that Everlink Payment Services Inc., a leading provider of payments solutions and services for credit unions, banks, and small and medium enterprises across Canada, has selected ACI’s UP Retail Payments to deliver modernized payment solutions to their Canadian clients.
Headquartered in Markham, Ontario, Everlink, a long-time ACI customer, provides technology infrastructure and payment network connectivity through its Payment Network Gateway. In addition, the company offers a diversified range of integrated payments lines of business, including ATM Managed Services, Card Issuance and Management, Fraud Management Solutions, SME Solutions, Mobile Payments and a suite of Professional Services. Everlink’s decision to extend its relationship with ACI was based on its desire to maintain industry-leading payments solutions, and the opportunity to evolve its payments processing environment.
“Driven by Canada’s rapid adoption and acceleration of fintech solutions and payments technologies, we wanted to ensure our clients were equipped with the performance they have come to expect, coupled with the capability to develop and integrate new and emerging payments solutions,” said Mark Ripplinger, President and CEO, Everlink Payments Services Inc. “We’re pleased to collaborate with a market leader like ACI, with its strong UP Retail Payment platform, which will enable us to offer these new and emerging payments solutions and services with seamless and secure continuity.”
“As the Canadian economy continues to move toward modern payments including real-time and open digital banking environments, innovative businesses like Everlink will need a secure foundation to evolve its solutions for its clients,” said Glenn Wolff, Country Manager, Canada, ACI Worldwide. “With ACI’s UP Retail Payments, the company will be able to balance the migration from current to modern systems while maintaining security and trust, and offer advanced payments services to their clients.”
ACI’s UP Retail Payments bridges the features and functionalities of current systems with next generation technologies to deliver a digital payments experience. The solution supports open API strategies by leveraging the UP Framework’s API Manager capabilities and provides a path for handling real-time payments. In addition, organizations can continue business as usual while adding new services and innovating in a protected environment.