Mastercard to bring ‘selfie pay’ to Canada this summer

MasterCard will officially be rolling out its biometric payment service, MasterCard Identity Check - a smartphone app which allows users to verify purchases by taking a selfie instead of entering a password -

Published on: February 25th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

UGO adds P2P feature to digital wallet app

Users of digital payment app Ugo Wallet can now use the program for peer-to-peer transfers, developer Ugo Mobile Solutions L.P. announced today. With the app's new P2P feature, Ugo Pay, consumers can load

Published on: February 1st, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Suretap’s new prepaid MasterCard gives consumers new way to pay

Suretap, one of the virtual wallets of choice for the country’s major mobile carriers, is beefing up its payment options for consumers with a new prepaid MasterCard option. “We want Suretap to meet

Published on: September 30th, 2015 Lindsey Peacock

MasterCard is looking for a few good commerce startups

MasterCard is looking for a few good commerce startups, and it’s launching a program to help nurture promising new companies in the space. Technology is rapidly changing the world of commerce, with mobile

Published on: September 11th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Nymi testing biometrically-authenticated wearable payments with MasterCard, TD

The wearables market is beginning to pick up steam, and Toronto’s Nymi is already working on the next generation of wearables technology with a pilot project to complete credit card payments using a

Published on: August 11th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Riding on MasterCard’s mobile innovations truck

It might be a hot summer day in Toronto, but this is no ice cream truck. No, it’s a demo zone for MasterCard’s latest technology. And much like the payments processor’s business strategy,

Published on: July 21st, 2015 Brian Jackson

Ladies, start your tech businesses! (To win $10,000 in prizes)

When you’re at the starting line of the new business race, you really need some “fuel”, i.e. some cash,  and a crew to support you.  That’s just what six women-led companies will get

Published on: March 24th, 2015 Cheryl Sylvester

Mastercard to launch wearable payments pilot with Bionym

Toronto-based Bionym has struck a deal with MasterCard and a number of banks to do a pilot project where Canadians will use the wearable wrist band as a contactless payment method. The Nymi

Published on: November 3rd, 2014 Brian Jackson

MasterCard unveils a fingerprint-scanning, contactless credit card

MasterCard has announced it’s partnering with Zwipe, a Norwegian company that has built a credit card armed with near field communications (NFC) technology and fingerprint scanning. The two companies say the new Zwipe

Published on: October 17th, 2014 Candice So

Wearable tech firm Bionym closes $14 M Series A round

Toronto-based Bioynm Inc. has closed its first major round of financing to the tune of $14 million. This Series A round was led by Ignition Partners and Relay Ventures and also included Export Development

Published on: September 24th, 2014 Karim Kanji

Telus helping Canadians travelling to U.S. with credit card payments

Telus Corp. customers will now have one less thing to remember before they head on trips to the U.S. On Thursday, the wireless carrier giant announced it was partnering with Syniverse and MasterCard

Published on: August 15th, 2014 Candice So

Square’s partnerships to help businesses with their accounting

Square customers in Canada are now going to get access to three new accounting services, thanks to Square Inc.’s latest integrations. This week, Square announced integrations with Intuit's QuickBooks Online, Xero, and Stitch

Published on: August 14th, 2014 Candice So

Sage partners with Moneris, Canada Post, MasterCard Canada

Sage North America has struck up a number of partnerships with Canadian organizations, including Moneris Solutions Inc., a payment processor, Canada Post, and MasterCard Canada. The company has also announced it’s working with

Published on: July 28th, 2014 Candice So

A Q & A with Brad Greene, head of Visa’s mobile payments

SAN FRANCISCO – Visa Inc. unveiled a new product for mobile payments and e-commerce today, aiming to help consumers to buy online goods and services more quickly and in turn, to help retailers

Published on: July 17th, 2014 Candice So