Bell ID has expanded its market leadership in Canada as a second Canadian financial institution (CUETS) selects ANDiS4EMV software for multi-phase migration to smart card technology.
Bell ID, worldwide technology leader in the field of smart card management solutions, announced today that it has signed a contract for the provision of a full EMV migration solution to CUETS.
The ANDiS4EMV solution provided to CUETS combines the management of card, key and application life-cycles with EMV script processing used for the generation, management and delivery of scripts to update cards dynamically post issuance, and for secure management of offline payment risk. The ANDiS solution, which will facilitate the issuance of millions of EMV-compliant MULTOS StepOne cards, furthermore provides a comprehensive key management system, data preparation functionality and a platform for post-issuance personalization.
CUETS, which provides a complete range of advanced payment systems and services to credit unions, caisses populaires and other financial organizations will use ANDiS to issue and manage several different card products. The contract between Bell ID and CUETS includes professional services, software and local support.
Hugo Crawford, sales manager Americas at Bell ID comments: “We are delighted to have been selected by CUETS and are looking forward to continuing working closely with them. This win builds on our previous success earlier this year and is a significant step in strengthening our position in the Canadian financial sector which is an essential market in our strategy for North America”.
Brian Guillemin, Vice President, CUETS Chip Centre of Excellence™, notes: “CUETS provides issuing and acquiring services for some 400 credit unions across Canada. We were looking for a system which is flexible enough to handle not only the migration of millions of EMV debit and credit cards, but could also manage multi applications, EMV scripting and meet the current and future requirements of multiple card issuers. We believe the solutions offered by Bell ID meet these requirements.”
CUETS is a national supplier and partner in the Canadian co-operative system, providing a complete range of advanced payment systems and services to credit unions, caisses populaires, cardholders, merchants and other organizations. CUETS offers MasterCard® products and services, backed by one of the most widely recognized brands in the world. The CHOICE REWARDS® loyalty program gives participants flexibility in merchandise and travel rewards selection. CUETS is based in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.