Availability of Interac Debit m-commerce solutions expand in Canada

Interac Debit m-commerce - Google Pay mobile payments

Interac Debit on mobile with Apple Pay and Google Pay now widely available. Interac Corp., one of Canada’s leading payments brands, has announced wide spread availability of its Interac Debit m-commerce solutions for In-App and In-Browser Payments with Apple Pay and Google Pay, across the nation. Canadians can now use these services when making payments within apps and mobile websites. Interac Debit on Apple Pay or Google Pay for in-store purchases is already used by Canadians at hundreds of thousands of merchants across the nation. The company expanding its e-commerce…

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First QR code transport ticketing system launched in the Philippines

QR code transport ticketing system - Commuters in station

AF Payments partnered with GCash to launch the quick response (QR) code-based system. AF Payments, Inc., the company behind tap-and-go payment system “beep,” has teamed up with GCash to roll out the first QR code transport ticketing system in the Philippines. The first to adopt the mobile payments system will be the Metra Manila-based BGC Bus and the Cebu-based Topline Express Ferries. Passengers simply pay for their transit tickets through the GCash mobile app. BGC Bus and Topline Express Ferries customers can now pay their faire through the GCash app…

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Google Pay transit payments made available in major cities with Cubic

Google Pay transit payments - Google Pay on mobile phone

Cubic Transportation Systems partners with Google to make paying for public transport more convenient. Paying for public transportation in some of the world’s major cities may be made more convenient for some mobile payment users with Google Pay transit payments options. This is because fare payment system Cubic Transportation Systems has teamed up with Google to offer contactless payments to riders who want to use their mobile phones to pay for transit. Commuters can purchase tickets or top up their transportation cards from their mobile phone. The addition of Google…

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Square payment technical glitch leads to business owner losing thousands of dollars

Square Payments - Coffee Shop

Owner of a Toronto-based mobile coffee shop says she lost $14k in payments made through Square. Monica Mustelier, a Toronto business co-owner of Little Havana mobile coffee shop lost CA$14,000 (US$10.5k) to a Square payment technical glitch and it seems that Mustelier may not be the only one. Square won’t say if the issue is widespread. According to CBC News, a glitch in the popular Square payment technology is causing financial frustration for some of the mobile payment company’s users. When asked if it is a widespread issue or if…

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Cross-border European mobile payment network in the works

European Mobile Payment Initiative - Euros - mobile phone

Seven European payments operators are partnering to create a cross-boarder mobile payments network. The European Mobile Payment System Association initiative has been announced by seven European payments operators that own and operate mobile payments services in Europe. These operators, many of which are owned by banks, are in the process of building a pan-European network that focuses on cross-border mobile-based payment transactions. The move comes as banks and traditional financial services companies battle fintechs and global tech giants. The seven businesses and payments networks involved in the initiative include: •…

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