Canada-based First West Credit Union has chosen the Everlink’s instant card issuance solution for the in-branch issuance of Interac Flash enabled contactless debit cards.

The credit union, which serves more than 177,000 members, is currently testing the Everlink Instant Card Issuance solution.

According to Everlink, its 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.

The platform also supports the immediate the replacement of damaged, lost or stolen cards.

Everlink president & CEO, Mark Ripplinger, said that the company is pleased that First West Credit Union has chosen to implement the Everlink ICI solution.

Mark Ripplinger, president & CEO at Everlink, said: "First West Credit Union’s new and existing members will soon benefit from a service that no other financial institution in BC currently offers – the ability to have a member walk into a branch and be issued a new (for new members) or a replacement (for existing members who have a lost or damaged card), fully functional, fully personalized contact or contactless debit card in minutes, without waiting for one to arrive in the mail."