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

Are Bitcoins viable for Canadian businesses? Pros and cons

ITBusiness.ca Community Blogger Robert Burko was optimistic about bitcoin and adopted it as a valid payments method for his email marketing service last year. He believed in the upsides offered by the digital

Published on: February 6th, 2014 Robert Burko

MasterCard launches MasterPass with several Canadian e-commerce customers

MasterCard Canada announced the launch of its MasterPass digital payments platform that it hopes will eventually be used for both in-store purchases and online purchases alike. The digital wallet is being used for

Published on: April 11th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Rakuten adopts MasterCard’s digital wallet for payments

The owner of Canadian e-book firm Kobo and investor in social media site Pinterest announced that it's implemented MasterCard's digital wallet on its main e-commerce site yesterday. Rakuten.com is a major shopping site

Published on: April 10th, 2013 Brian Jackson