Vision Credit Union chooses Aura to provide a globally-accepted payments platform to members

Celero is pleased to announce that Vision Credit Union in Alberta has selected Aura’s reloadable Mastercard® and digital platform to make it easy for their 26,000 members to manage their money and receive instant cash-back rewards.

Credit unions like Vision are choosing Aura because it’s a globally accepted platform and card, enabling their members to transact anywhere in the world and online, while enjoying discounts and rewards from local businesses and large retailers.

“Our employees are quite excited to offer Aura to our members as a wonderful replacement for the Global Payment card. We are anticipating attracting new members of all demographics to our credit union as they are interested in the intuitive digital platform that Aura provides,” says Pauline Marcinkowski, VP of Banking Operations, Vision Credit Union.

Marcinkowski says that a key reason they chose Aura is that it’s more secure than credit cards for online shopping as the pre-paid platform means that fraudsters can’t access funds beyond the balance on the card. The ability to freeze both the plastic and virtual cards also provides enhanced security for members.

Delivering a rewarding payment experience for members

Aura enables credit union members to improve their financial wellness and earn instant rewards. According to Kristen Wilson, Director of Client Solutions and Business Development at Celero, Aura has been designed in collaboration with Canadian credit unions to meet the needs of members and grow communities. Aura was created to assist credit unions in giving back to their members while contributing to local economic and social initiatives.

“Aura is much more than a prepaid card – it enables credit unions to create a rich and fulfilling digital experience for their members as they manage their money, make purchases and enjoy discounts and perks from their favourite stores and retailers. That’s what sets it apart from other offerings on the market – it delivers the rewarding, self-serve experience that today’s consumer requires,” says Wilson.

For more information, or to set up a consultation on how Aura can enhance your credit union’s offering, contact us here or reach out to your Celero Account Executive.

About Vision Credit Union

A lot has changed since 1950 when Vision Credit Union opened its first branch in Camrose with 21 members and $178 in assets. Today, Vision Credit Union is the third largest credit union in Alberta. We serve over 26,000 members at 17 branch locations, with more than 175 staff members and approximately $1.16 billion in assets.

What hasn’t changed is Vision’s commitment to serving its members and to providing financial solutions rooted in an understanding of the communities we serve.

About Celero

Celero is a leading provider of digital technology and integration solutions to credit unions and financial institutions across Canada. Clients trust Celero’s proven track record delivering innovative banking technologies, digital and payment solutions, cloud computing, outsourcing, IT, and advisory services.

Celero offers reliability and security through its world-class hosted banking system and data centre operations.  With key partnerships across the globe, Celero also brings the scale and extensive capabilities of multinational technology companies and the focused expertise of fintech startups.  For more information, visit