Square now lets consumers open a tab and keep the party going

Five years after it first came to Canada, Square is broadening its toolbox of mobile payment solutions with a new feature that bartenders are sure to like – customers will be able to

Published on: July 13th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

No more hurried WiFi-resets for this Halifax coffee shop

Small businesses can’t stop work to be IT trouble-shooters when the mobile networks that run their payment processing have a hiccup. Square Inc. aims to solve that problem by bringing Offline Mode to

Published on: February 18th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Credit cards, healthcare data on hackers’ hit list for 2015: Experian

It seems like there were headlines highlighting yet another data breach almost every week in 2014. Bad news for sure, and what’s worse is that we haven’t heard the last of them yet.

Published on: December 4th, 2014 Candice So

Canadians are concerned about credit card fraud, and they want their banks to help: FICO

With the spate of headlines on security breaches at big retailers like Target and Home Depot, consumers have been taking notice – and they’ll be more watchful about how and where they spend

Published on: November 27th, 2014 Candice So

Why you still need your wallet, even with Apple Pay and Google Wallet

Leaving the wallet at home and using a smartphone to pay for all of our purchases sounds like an enticing idea - well, to some of us anyway. But we still have some

Published on: November 3rd, 2014 Candice So

2016 will be the year of mobile payments: eMarketer

If there’s ever going to be the Year of Mobile Payments, it’s finally coming – but we’ll have to wait until 2016 to see it, according to a new report from eMarketer Inc.

Published on: October 14th, 2014 Candice So

Apple Pay coming to Canada may be dependent on banks deal

Apple Inc. unveiled its mobile payments platform on Tuesday along with its iPhone 6 and Apple Watch hardware that will support the transaction mechanism with NFC chips - but the service will be

Published on: September 10th, 2014 Brian Jackson

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

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

Published on: April 2nd, 2014 Brian Jackson

Target data breach pushes banks, retailers to update security measures in U.S.

The fallout from the late 2013 security breach that compromised the credit and debit card data of nearly 40 million Target customers is playing out in both the courts and the court of

Published on: March 10th, 2014 Joseph Stark

Windows error reporting helps researchers uncover attacks

Windows Error Reporting, the program that sends details to Microsoft Corp. each time an application crashes or fails to update, helped researchers find evidence of attacks leveled against an unnamed government agency and

Published on: February 19th, 2014 Candice So

Well.ca loses customer credit card data in security breach

Well.ca, a Canadian online retailer for health and beauty products, has suffered a data breach, losing the credit card information of "a few thousand" of its customers. In an email to its customers

Published on: February 18th, 2014 Candice So

Small businesses to offer easy credit card payments with Wave app

In another move to serve its small business customers, Toronto-based company Wave Accounting Inc. has released a new mobile app for Apple iOS, giving small businesses the ability to accept credit cards or

Published on: November 29th, 2013 Candice So

Moneris Payd Pro accepts debit payments with smartphones

Merchants that want to accept debit card payments now have the option of using their smartphone or tablet to do so with a new hardware accessory from Moneris. Launched today, Payd Pro is

Published on: November 6th, 2013 Brian Jackson