Visa to launch tokenization service for wearables, smart devices

Visa Inc. has put together a slew of new offerings to secure online payments – not just for the desktop, but for smart devices and wearables. On Thursday, the payments processor said it’s

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 24th, 2014 Candice So

PayPal to Toronto: coffee’s on us

Online payments processor PayPal Inc. is launching a mid-summer's marketing campaign in Toronto that will introduce its mobile app as a way to pay for items in-store, the company says. A multi-channel campaign

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 22nd, 2014 Brian Jackson

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

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 17th, 2014 Candice So

Visa Checkout to simplify e-commerce and mobile payments

SAN FRANCISCO - Visa Inc. has launched its answer to online shopping woes for consumers and merchants alike - Visa Checkout, a new product that’s geared towards making e-commerce and mobile payments quicker

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 16th, 2014 Candice So

SmoothPay combines mobile payments with loyalty and discovery

Walk into Patty & Frank's Gourmet Burgers & Hot Dogs restaurant on the Danforth in Toronto and you've got a fast way to pay for your fast food. Pull out your smartphone, display a

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 9th, 2014 Brian Jackson

New mobile payments solution takes both debit and credit

With a slew of payment solutions providers now entering the mobile payments arms race, Moneris Solutions Corp. has now bumped up its list of payment options. It's now allowing small business owners to take

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 23rd, 2014 Candice So

Square Canada office set to expand as new solutions migrate north

Square Inc.'s Waterloo, Ont.-based office is set to expand as the team dedicates itself to rolling out Square Cash, a peer-to-peer mobile payments solution, to the Canadian market, according to a company executive.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 29th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Tim Hortons fixes security flaw for nationwide mobile payments rollout

Canada's favourite coffee and donuts shop is rolling out its mobile payments app across the country and has fixed a security gap previously identified by ITBusiness.ca. The TimmyMe app is available for Apple's

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 22nd, 2014 Candice So

TD Bank offers mobile payments with Rogers, Bell, Telus

TD Canada Trust rolled out its new app today that enables a tap-to-pay function on some Android and BlackBerry devices operating on the networks of Bell Canada, Rogers Wireless, and Telus Mobility, the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 14th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Square acquisition rumours raising questions about mobile payments

Google Inc. and PayPal Inc. may have both courted payments solutions provider Square Inc. in the past with acquisition offers, according to a Wall Street Journal story published on Monday. In June 2013,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 22nd, 2014 Candice So

Shopify brings POS to Canada, offers offline-only option

Ottawa-based Shopify Inc. is bringing its point-of-sales (POS) hardware and service to its native country of Canada after a successful launch in the U.S. and is also making a bricks and mortar-only Shopify

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 2nd, 2014 Brian Jackson

New mobile platform helps restaurants improve customer experiences

About a year and a half ago, Cris Jucan was out with some friends at a restaurant, waiting for a server to get them a fresh round of drinks. But with no server

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 4th, 2014 Candice So

#BitcoinITB Twitter chat recap – Should your business consider bitcoin payments?

Update by Candice So, March 20, 2014: We had a great time with today's Twitter chat, with lots of great questions raised and excellent insight coming from our participants. Check below for a

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 3rd, 2014 Candice So

SecureKey to provide MintChip digital currency with PIN

Toronto-based startup SecureKey Technologies Inc. is going to provide user authentication for the MintChip, the Royal Canadian Mint’s first foray into mobile payments. The startup will be building a security layer on top

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 20th, 2014 Candice So