Encompass Credit Union offering innovative payments platform, Aura, to its members to support local businesses

Celero is pleased to share that Encompass is the newest credit union to choose Aura – our reloadable MasterCard® – to provide their members with an innovative loyalty, rewards and financial wellness platform.

Welcoming another Alberta credit union – with its over 8,500 members – to the loyalty platform means that Aura is now being offered to approximately 40,000 Albertans.

Supporting members and communities through Aura
Credit unions like Encompass are choosing Aura because it’s a better way for their members to pay for their everyday purchases. With exclusive offers and promotions, members earn instant cash-back shopping at their favourite places, enabling members to save on the goods and services they want now, while saving for later, too.

“We are thrilled to be launching Aura to our members as the platform offers online shopping options and contactless payments that have become increasingly prominent and necessary. Aura also provides a way for our credit union to create stronger community ties by collaborating with local business on offers that are showcased in the Aura app,” says Amy Gertsma, VP Information Services, Encompass Credit Union.

“I personally love Aura because the digital platform makes money simple with round up saving options, automated tracking that delivers a visual breakdown of spending habits and peace of mind security features like being able to freeze your card if you lose it,“ she adds.

Delivering a rewarding payments experience for members
As the payments landscape broadens, consumers have a wide-range of options to choose from. According to Kristen Wilson, Director of Client Solutions and Business Development at Celero, Aura is unique because it not only enables credit unions to offer a convenient payments option, it is enabling and empowering them to help their members improve how they spend, save and manage their finances.

“Aura is much more than a prepaid card – it enables credit unions to deliver an intuitive member experience that rewards consumers for everyday purchases. Credit unions can leverage the features and functionality of the Aura platform to augment their existing and future digital banking strategies,” 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 Encompass Credit Union

Encompass Credit Union operates in East-Central serving 8,500 members in seven rural communities.  Encompass has a long history of serving member needs for more than seventy-five years.  Members enjoy excellent service with full suite of innovative product offerings to meet their financial requirements.

Encompass prides itself on local decision making and offers skilled Agricultural and Small Business Advisors as well as residential mortgages and consumer financing with experienced lenders.  The financial planning subsidiary Planwright Financial offers investing and personal insurance options which provides wholistic financial health for members.  For more information, visit encompasscu.ca.

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 celero.ca.