NFC sputtering as mobile payments driver, Gartner report shows

While mobile payments will grow to become a $235.4 billion market this year worldwide, lack of adoption for near field communications (NFC) payments has stunted the technology's growth potential, according to a new

Published on: June 4th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Rogers brings NFC payments to Android and BlackBerry smartphones

Rogers Communications customers with select Android or BlackBerry smartphones will now be able to use the company’s Suretap payment service. The company said Wednesday that its Suretap service has been certified for the

Published on: March 20th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Samsung Galaxy S IV to be announced March 15 with Visa payWave

Samsung’s next flagship smartphone will include Visa’s tap-to-pay technology widely used at grocery store check-out lines and gas pumps, the companies announced on Monday. After already announcing iPad mini competitor Galaxy Note 8.0 at Mobile

Published on: February 25th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Visa blesses RIM’s mobile payment solution

It may be temporary, but for the moment Research in Motion and its BlackBerry smartphones have an advantage in the soon to be hot mobile payment market.RIM announced today that Visa has approved

Published on: January 16th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

RIM inks mobile payments technology deal with EnStream

The EnStream consortium has sold one major mobile payments asset but inked a deal with Research in Motion to develop another. EnStream, a mobile payments group consisting of Rogers, Bell and Telus,said Monday

Published on: October 22nd, 2012 Christine Wong

Canadian banks set to unveil mobile payment guidelines

Pay-as-you-go is about to take on a whole new meaning for Canadian shoppers.Canadian banks and credit card companies are set to announce a new setof guidelines governing mobile payments that willeventually move consumers

Published on: May 14th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Is your MSP helping business with PCI compliance?

by Stuart Crawford Keeping customer information secure has always been a necessity. Not long ago, customer information got locked away in a file cabinet somewhere to which only a select few had a

Published on: April 23rd, 2012 Stuart Crawford

Startup helps merchants accept credit card payments via smartphone

A Vancouver-based start-up company is competing against some big players in the financial services industry by offering small businesses a way to accept credit card payments with a smartphone or tablet.Payfirma Corp. was

Published on: January 26th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Why it’s still too early to adopt mobile payments

If you're anywhere close to my age, you might remember the late Orson Wells making a pitch for Paul Masson saying, "We will sell no wine before its time." That boast may have

Published on: June 28th, 2011 Bill Snyder

New apps ‘boost’ mobile phone payments in Canada

When you fancy something in at a department store, do you reach for wallet or grab your phone? Darrell MacMullin, general manager of PayPal Canada believes it won't be long now before many

Published on: February 3rd, 2010 Nestor Arellano