SureTap’s demise was sealed when Apple refused to cooperate: COO

The mobile wallet solution built by Canada's three major carriers will be shutting down on Aug. 26, according to SureTap's website, and the firm's chief operating officer says Apple Inc.'s limitations on developers

Published on: July 14th, 2016 Brian Jackson

MintChip launch brings ‘digital cash’ to Canada

The digital cash platform originally developed by The Royal Canadian Mint is now live and being accepted by merchants in a Toronto neighbourhood, NanoPay Corp. announced this morning. The loyalty platform acquired Mintchip

Published on: June 21st, 2016 Brian Jackson

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

IBM bringing Apple Pay to small businesses online

IBM Corp. is making Apple Pay available to small and medium-sized ecommerce shops that want make the mobile payment option available to customers. Clients that use IBM's WebSphere Commerce or IBM Commerce on Cloud

Published on: June 14th, 2016 Jackie Atkins

Spendwallet takes on Apple and Android Pay

'Smart technology' has already taken over the majority of our accessories, with wallets being the latest to receive an update. This week, X Lab launched an Indiegogo campaign for Spendwallet, a new product

Published on: May 20th, 2016 Jackie Atkins

Here’s why Canada was waiting for expanded Apple Pay support

Canadian banks may not have supported Apple Pay at its initial launch last November because the technology wasn't compatible with Interac Association's chip-and-pin contactless authentication method. Apple entered the Canadian market late last

Published on: May 10th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Apple Pay expands in Canada with support from major banks for debit and credit cards

Millions more Canadians could finally have access to Apple Pay, with the Cupertino, Calif. tech giant announcing today that the big five national banks, and payment networks Interac, Visa, and MasterCard have all pledged

Published on: May 10th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Canadian banks work with (not against) FinTech startups to bring innovation to the industry: Report

Banking tends to have a reputation for adopting new technologies slowly and cautiously, but an emerging breed of financial technology or “FinTech” companies are aiming to disrupt the global banking industry, and a

Published on: March 11th, 2016 David Hamilton

The top 5 stories you liked on in 2015

If there's one theme that stood out for us in 2015, it's that Canadians want to be Americans - at least when it comes to the technology services available to them. Whether it's

Published on: December 15th, 2015 Brian Jackson

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

UGO Wallet hits milestone but Canadians slow to embrace mobile payments

One of Canada’s leading mobile payment systems is celebrating a major milestone as it prepares to celebrate its first year of service. UGO Wallet, hailed as Canada’s first open digital wallet, surpassed 100,000

Published on: October 28th, 2015 Lindsey Peacock

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

Banks can’t do mobile payments on their own: CenturyLink

As Silicon Valley-based competitors including Apple, Google, and Samsung are looking to bully them out of the mobile payments business, many Canadian banking executives are looking for help in standing up to these

Published on: September 25th, 2015 Brian Jackson