Mobile payments catching on with Canadians, Google says [infographic]

One in three Canadians have already used their mobile device to buy something, Google Inc. says, and the evidence indicates mobile payments aren't abating in popularity anytime soon. In the below infographic, prepared

Published on: June 29th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

It’s official – Android Pay is coming to Canada

The thousands of Canadian Android faithful who have no doubt gazed in envy at their iPhone-wielding rivals using Apple Pay at their favourite retailers had their prayers answered today, as Google Inc. officially

Published on: May 18th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Now you can buy vending machine snacks using your phone, thanks to Mastercard

Consumers who consider fishing for change, or even a credit card, too cumbersome a price to pay for a vending machine treat will love Mastercard Inc.'s newest mobile payments partner. Starting this week,

Published on: May 3rd, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Esso stations to let Canadians pay at the pumps with new mobile app

Imperial Oil is launching the first mobile app that will allow Canadians to pay at the pump at 1,000 Esso stations across the country, it announced on Thursday. Canadians can pull up their

Published on: March 23rd, 2017 Brian Jackson

Mobile payment awareness rising, but Canadians need more incentive to use it: Accenture

Canadian consumers are becoming increasingly aware of mobile payments, but remain unlikely to adopt the technology unless they find it easier or more valuable to use than card-based systems, a new survey by

Published on: October 24th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Is this the financial industry’s ‘Uber moment?’

If you believe the hype, everything is being Uber-ized. But has financial technology had its Uber moment? That was the topic of discussion at one of the Economist Summit’s panels earlier this week

Published on: June 14th, 2016 Gary Hilson

Interac collaborates with IBM to introduce new secure digital payment service

As mobile payments - and the security risks associated with them - gain traction, the need to protect users' personal information grows too, a fact that hasn't escaped the notice of Canada's leading

Published on: February 22nd, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

New HP retail devices emphasize security, mobility

The growing power of the online consumer seems to be a recurring theme in the retail industry this week, with HP Inc. unveiling a series of products on Jan. 17 that when combined

Published on: January 18th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Apple Pay launches in Canada without cooperation from Canadian banks

Apple Pay launched in Canada Tuesday, allowing consumers to make purchases with their iPhones at the checkout in places like Tim Hortons, Indigo, McDonald’s, Petro Canada and Staples. But since Apple Pay's merchant partner is American Express, Apple Pay

Published on: November 17th, 2015 David Hamilton

At least one person excited for Apple Pay in Canada

After months of speculation over whether Apple Pay would be released in Canada this year, Apple announced an underwhelming market entry on Wednesday, but it will at least be used by one person that

Published on: October 29th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Apple Pay may be coming to Canada sooner rather than later

Canadians have been watching for months as consumers in the U.S. have enjoyed Apple’s mobile payments platform, but several reports this week indicate Apple Pay may be coming to Canada sooner rather than

Published on: October 15th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Starbucks release of Mobile Order & Pay in Canada is about data

Starbucks Coffee Co. will bring its Mobile Order & Pay to 300 stores in the Toronto area on Oct. 13, the coffee brewing firm announced on Tuesday. An update to the mobile app

Published on: October 6th, 2015 Brian Jackson

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