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

Backstage with Gabriel Woo, VP of innovation at RBC [Technicity]

ITWC partnered with the City of Toronto to co-host Technicity on Dec. 3, 2015. The day brought together leadership within the organization of the city, Toronto's technology leaders, and influencers from elsewhere to

Published on: January 19th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Suretap and Points partner up to bring loyalty program to mobile wallet

Suretap, a virtual wallet service for smartphones, has partnered with the Points loyalty network to bring loyalty card transactions to its users - and drive customer loyalty for brands and retailers. "The Suretap mobile wallet is

Published on: November 9th, 2015 Lindsey Peacock

Which Canadian bank has the best app?

The days of making a visit to a local bank branch and updating a paper account balance booklet are just a relic of the pre-digital age for most Canadians. Even ATMs are declining

Published on: October 2nd, 2015 Brian Jackson

RBC and The Co-operators share benefits of using e-Signatures

What critical tool do you use in your business every day that is more than 2,000 years old? No, this isn't the start of a joke. There's a real answer -- it's paper.

Published on: May 27th, 2015 ITBusiness Staff

Can big data reinvent consumer loans for Canadians?

What are the borrowing options for middle class Canadians today? The spotty customer service, hidden fees and slow turnaround of traditional bank loans? The ultra high rates of credit cards or payday loan

Published on: April 24th, 2015 Bret Conkin

Twitter showcases best in-class during Advertising Week Canada

All last week, the Canadian marketing and advertising world was busy showcasing the most popular campaigns and innovations at FFWD 2015, or Advertising and Marketing Week in Toronto. Twitter Canada played host to a session titled,

Published on: February 4th, 2015 Karim Kanji

RBC sales team saves time and trees with eSignatures

"Just sign here" - three words that signify the completion of a business transaction, especially when you're dealing with a bank. But at the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), those words have taken

Published on: August 21st, 2014 Brian Jackson

Hurdles remain to digital wallet dream in Canada: panel

Canada might be a market with the ideal conditions for digital wallets to see widespread usage, but there's still some major hurdles to be overcome before consumers can really opt to leave their

Published on: June 11th, 2014 Brian Jackson

CIBC and Telus roll out mobile payments app

About a year and a half after CIBC first announced it was launching a mobile payments app with Rogers Communications Inc., the bank is now doing the same thing for Telus Mobility customers

Published on: February 4th, 2014 Candice So

Sanofi Pasteur Healthcare & Biotechnology Venture Challenge 2012 winners pitch for gold

Five teams of MBA Students and healthcare and biotechnology innovators will  pitch their business commercialization plans live on stage to a panel of experts for a chance to win over $10,000 in prizes

Published on: December 3rd, 2012 Jonathon Shore

BlackBerry to slip below 5 per cent smartphone share?

Research in Motion Ltd. is in danger of sliding below a five per cent share of the global smartphone market and may have to dip into its $2.1 billion cash stockpile, an analyst

Published on: April 30th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Full Canadian impact of Visa, MasterCard breach still not clear

There's still no official word on how many Canadian Visa and MasterCard customers may have been affected by the security breach at payments processing company Global Payments Inc.Visa and MasterCard are staying mum

Published on: April 3rd, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Google offers to buy Canadian small firms a Web site

Google Canada announced it is offering one year of free Web site hosting and construction tools for small businesses March 29, including registration of a dot-ca domain name.Partnering with Yola Inc., a Web

Published on: March 30th, 2011 Brian Jackson