Payments Canada enables wider use of digital debit payments 

Payments Canada says it's making it easier for merchants to offer debit as an alternative to cash thanks to new regulations. The latest rule called the Exchange of Point-of-Service Delayed Authorization Debit Payment

Published on: February 3rd, 2020 Pragya Sehgal

Payments Canada report says nearly 75% of all payments are digital, and online transfers surge

Debit and credit card use in Canada still reign supreme, Payments Canada recently revealed in its annual Canadian Payment Methods and Trends report. Payments Canada provided an insight into both year-on-year and five-year

Published on: December 11th, 2019 Pragya Sehgal

Mastercard launches new service in attempt to simplify B2B payments

Mastercard Inc. is trying to simplify B2B payments with the introduction of its newest service under its Mastercard Track platform, a virtual trade marketplace designed for B2B sales established by Mastercard in 2018.

Published on: September 12th, 2019 Buckley Smith

India-based financial app Paytm finds success in Canada with innovation lab

Its brand new office space may be simple but the problems being solved at Paytm Labs, are anything but; the Toronto office for the Indian-based payments app is in charge of making sure the app works perfectly

Published on: January 18th, 2019 Meagan Simpson

Transferwise announces easier access to platform with open API

International money transfer company Transferwise has announced that it is making it easier for anyone to integrate its software with any platform, by opening up its application programming interface (API). The U.K.-based company

Published on: December 10th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Toronto-based firm partners with Mastercard on self-service ‘insurance cloud’

BARCELONA - A Toronto-based fintech startup has its eyes set on the $30 billion of insurance payouts made in Canada every year, with a cloud-based self-service hub backed by a partnership with Mastercard.

Published on: March 1st, 2018 Brian Jackson

New: Pay your taxes from a Canada Post location

First it was loading money into an Amazon account from Canada Post Locations, and now it's the ability to pay your taxes that Toronto-based Payment Source is enabling. Starting this year, when Canadians

Published on: February 22nd, 2018 Brian Jackson

Visa’s chief risk officer shares the company’s four pillars of payment security

As the chief risk offer at Visa Inc., Ellen Richey knows a thing or two about data security. After all, the criminals who make her job necessary are primarily out to steal personal

Published on: February 15th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Lazaridis Institute’s Scale-Up Program announces 10 participants for 2017

Wilfrid Laurier University's Lazaridis Institute has announced the 10 participants in its second-ever Scale-Up Program, a group of startups that help sales teams, event organizers, and companies of all sizes with their digital

Published on: September 14th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood


Mastercard upgrades Canadian presence for Labs, Masterpass

Everyone is familiar with Mastercard's brand on their bank's credit card, but now Canadian executives will be able to look to the global payments company for help in kickstarting their internal innovation process.

Published on: July 26th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Toronto startup BitGold powers new digital payments platform with real gold

A Toronto-based startup is planning to launch a new payment method that enables the direct buying and selling of physical gold and will appeal to e-commerce merchants by undercutting credit card transaction fees. BitGold

Published on: March 8th, 2016 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

E-commerce and the digital wallet: A Q&A with PayPal’s James Barrese

Born and raised in Silicon Valley, it’s not surprising James Barrese grew up to become a technology innovator. PayPal’s chief technology officer lent his skills to the U.S. army as a high-frequency communications

Published on: August 25th, 2014 Shawn Freeman