Visa Direct payments service expanded in Canada

Visa is making sure that the days of paper cheques are numbered in Canada by expanding its Visa Direct push payments platform north of the border. Visa says its real-time service to send

Published on: May 8th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Toronto’s reputation for AI and beauty on display at Techstars Demo Day

Judging by Techstars Toronto demo day, Managing Director Sunil Sharma had a very productive Web Summit in Lisbon. It was at that November conference that Sharma not only convinced two international startups to

Published on: April 19th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Wallet Card creator on disrupting the payment sector without changing its infrastructure

Here at ITBusiness.ca, we’re used to profiling startups founded by engineers, programmers, or serial entrepreneurs, but Dynamics Inc. CEO and Wallet Card creator Jeff Mullen was simply a patent attorney, a profession that

Published on: March 27th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

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

Visa Ready for Biometrics, begins testing fingerprint sensor-based payment cards

Visa Inc. is officially hopping onto the biometrics bandwagon. On Sunday the New York City-based payments giant announced that a new division, Visa Ready for Biometrics, had started testing two new fingerprint sensor-based

Published on: January 15th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Canadians hate passwords, using them wrong, ready for biometrics instead: Visa

Consumers are ready to adopt biometric authentication technology such as facial recognition and fingerprint sensors to access the majority of password-protected services, according to a new survey by Visa Inc. Conducted on Visa's

Published on: January 11th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Visa launching payment wearables for 2018 Winter Olympics

With digital payment methods taking the world by storm, Visa is taking it in a new direction. The company is launching a line of three wearable devices that support contactless payments for fans

Published on: November 22nd, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Is spying with drones fair game in sports? – Tech in Sports Ep. 19

The Tech in Sports crew explores all the major sports tech news from the last week including payment wearables from Visa for the upcoming winter Olympics, the most high-tech ball in FIFA World Cup history,

Published on: November 16th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Interac debit support added to Samsung Pay in Canada

Samsung Electronics’ digital wallet now officially supports Interac debit payments in Canada. On Wednesday the company announced that effective immediately, consumers with debit cards issued by ATB Financial, CIBC, and Scotiabank that have

Published on: November 2nd, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Fitbit Ionic smart watch to launch new mobile payments service

Fitbit is entering the mobile payments market with a branded feature called Fitbit Pay on its new Fitbit Ionic device hitting retail shelves this October, the firm announced on Monday. Similar to other

Published on: August 28th, 2017 Brian Jackson

How popular are mobile payments in Canada, anyway?

Only 12 per cent of Canadian smartphone owners have used their phones to make an NFC payment, according to Visa Inc. Numbers like that indicate mobile payment technology isn't catching on with Canadians

Published on: August 18th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Visa and Ingenico combine contactless payments with digital signage at TIFF

A lot of celebrities are making red carpet appearances at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) this week, and so is a new method of contactless payments thanks to a collaboration between Ingenico

Published on: September 9th, 2016 Brian Jackson

7 brands making the Rio Olympics hi-tech

Published on: June 27th, 2016 Jackie Atkins

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