Canadian mobile payments could form a cashless society

Canadian Mobile payments

This prediction about the country’s transaction systems has been made by MasterCard. When it comes to cash, it is becoming increasingly rare to see in the average wallet in Canada, not because consumers don’t have any money, but because these consumers are relying more heavily on cashless transactions, such as debit and credit cards, as well as Canadian mobile payments. Residents of the country have been adopting transactions with their smartphones quite rapidly. When compared to their counterparts in similar economies, Canadian mobile payments have been taking off quite quickly…

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Mobile payments will be everywhere next year, says Rogers

Rogers NFC technology mobile payments

By the end of 2014, the Canadian communications giant has announced that people will prefer to pay with smartphones. According to a statement that was released by Rogers Communications Inc. vice president of emerging technologies, David Robinson, by next year and beyond, mobile payments will become the preferred way for consumers to process their transactions. This announcement was made as Robinson spoke to developers at a conference about Android in Toronto. The hope from Rogers, which is already one of the major mobile payments players in the Canadian ecosystem, is…

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Mobile payments expanding in Canada

Royal bank of Canada (RBC) mobile commerce platform

RBC and Bell intend to work together to launch a new secure solution across the country. The largest bank in Canada, RBC (Royal Bank of Canada) and Bell, the largest communications company in the country, have announced their partnership to start to provide efficient and secure mobile payments for using credit and debit to make purchases in participating stores throughout the nation. This announcement was for the upcoming availability of a service that they are calling secure, fast, and easy. The mobile payments service will be available to RBC debit…

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Mobile payments from Sure Tap now available to Canadian Android users

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Until now, this service has been available only to consumers in Canada with BlackBerry devices. Sure Tap was first launched in Canada last year, in order to allow a partnership between the CIBC bank and Rogers Communications to offer mobile payments through NFC enabled devices. However, at that time, it was only BlackBerry using Rogers subscribers who could use the service. This made the initial step toward mobile payments in Canada a very limited one. However, Sure Tap has now announced that it has released a new version of the…

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NFC technology trial to begin at McDonald’s in Canada

McDonalds NFC Technology mobile payments

A new mobile payments program has started its testing at the fast food chain giant. McDonald’s has just announced that it is beginning a trial run of its first NFC technology mobile payments program at some of its Canadian restaurant locations. The service allows individuals with enabled smartphones to simply tap their devices to pay for their meals. The restaurant chain has partnered with the Interac Association to be able to offer mobile payments through NFC technology enabled smartphones and readers. Interac Flash is the name of the contactless solution…

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Mobile payments solutions for RIM will include Bell ID software

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The smart chip management solutions provider will work with Research In Motion for NFC technology. Smart chip management solutions provider, Bell ID, has revealed that its flagship software will be used by Research In Motion (RIM) in order to provide the security for their mobile payments using NFC technology. This software platform gives a number of stakeholders the chance for improved information and security coordination. This makes it possible for them to bring the necessary data and security together to make it possible to provide mobile payments services through smartphones…

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Mobile payments method chosen by RIM receive Visa’s nod

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BlackBerry technology will build on the EnStream joint wireless network venture in Canada. Research In Motion (RIM) has announced that it has just received its mobile payments method approval from the Visa credit card system due to its ability to securely handle the processes and transactions. This green light is considered to be a significant step forward for the BlackBerry device manufacturer. What it means is that it is considerably closer to being able to offer support to any device that is using the mobile payments technology from RIM. It…

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Mobile payments growing among Canadian small businesses

Square Inc. mobile payments nfc technology

These systems are increasing in popularity as smaller companies seek alternatives to traditional platforms. Mobile payment technology is starting to take off among small businesses in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, as they seek to discover alternatives to the traditional online platforms and point of sale systems. Now that there are a growing number of players in the marketplace, businesses have choice. Among the various options that are starting to make some headway in the Canadian mobile payments marketplace among small business is Square. This American startup provides merchants…

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Mobile payments claims by Rogers called false by PayPal

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The telecom company had stated that it was launching the first service of its kind in Canada. A mobile payments battle has developed between Rogers Communications and PayPal, as the latter has alleged that the former’s claims about being the first to offer this service in Canada is untrue. The new Rogers and CIBC service, Suretap, will be the first to use near field communication technology. That is true, as it is the first time that a mobile payments system will be using NFC technology in that country. However, Rogers…

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Mobile commerce in Canada could see top numbers in smartphone payments

Canadian Mobile payments

Canadian mobile commerce companies may experience record number of payments made over smartphones. As the news is released that the initial launch of the first smartphone payments for mobile commerce could be in as little as six months, thousands of retailers in Canada have already integrated the necessary equipment to make it possible for consumers to use those devices to pay for their purchases. This has made the country a leader in the development of a mobile payment system, causing many to start speculating if it could make cash obsolete…

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