‘Hey Siri, send money’ – Canadian PayPal users

Now Canadian diners can ask Siri to help them split the bill. On Thursday PayPal Holdings, Inc. announced a Siri integration for its iOS app: Canadian iPhone users can now ask Apple Inc.'s

Published on: November 11th, 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

Living in the post-wallet economy

There was a time when people had to carry those bulky gold and silver coins wherever they went. Paper currency made it easier and finally internet banking and credit cards almost eliminated the

Published on: March 4th, 2015 Dave Landry Jr

More savings and budgeting tools: a digital wallet wishlist

Businesses looking to gain some ground in the digital wallet landscape should treat providing mobile payments as an opportunity to better serve their customers – and as more than just another way to

Published on: May 28th, 2013 Candice So

Phones closer to replacing wallets as major carriers adopt SecureKey

Subscribers to Canada’s three biggest cell phone companies are a step closer to getting a secure system on handsets for e-commerce and other transactions that require assured authentication. That’s as a result of

Published on: February 20th, 2013 Howard Solomon

Canadian mobile payment firms sizing up Square’s move north

Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey has chosen Canada as the first global expansion market for his newest startup, Square Inc. As reported in today's FinancialPost, San Francisco-based Square isofficially launching in Canada today after

Published on: October 24th, 2012 Christine Wong

Groupon launches mobile payment service

Groupon has come out with its own mobile payment system. That's nothing new in the grand scheme of mobile commerce trends. Whatis different is the cost: Groupon is touting the rates it charges

Published on: September 21st, 2012 Christine Wong

Venmo acquisition won’t be the last in hot mobile payments market

The frenzy of activity in the mobile payment space continues to accelerate, as New York-based Venmo Inc. has been acquired by mobile payments firm Braintree, the New York Times reports.Venmo was founded in

Published on: August 16th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Widespread mobile payments adoption still five years away, study says

Until the corner variety store in your neighbourhood installs a near field communication (NFC)-enabled payment terminal and your aunt feels comfortable paying for milk with her smartphone, it will take some time for

Published on: June 6th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Startup news round-up: May 31, 2012

Startup Canada’s National Tour touched down in Edmonton today. The grassroots, entrepreneur-led movement will be in town until June 1 to strategize with the local startup community how to support a vibrant and

Published on: May 31st, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Toronto’s SecureKey raises $30 million in new investments

Top corporations in the credit card, technology and telecommunications industries have invested no less than $30 million in SecureKey Technologies Inc., a Toronto-based firm that provides platform-as-a-service tools for authentication, payment and identity.SecureKey

Published on: May 25th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Rogers, CIBC to offer digital wallet service

Wallets and smartphones moved a step closer to becoming one in the same thing today in Canada.Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and Rogers Communications Inc. arefirst out of the gate to announce a

Published on: May 15th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Snappay promises quick, easy mobile payments

Point-of-sales systems are among the most basic automated payment tools a merchant needs. Unfortunately, many small Canadian businesses have to make do without them because of prohibitive costs of operation and complexity.Lorne Lantz,

Published on: April 4th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Get paid anywhere with PayPal Here

Canadian small businesses can now process payments to them using an iPhone app developed by PayPal. Canada is one of the first global markets to receive PayPal Here.PayPal Here, a free thumb-sized card

Published on: March 15th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff