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

Apple Pay expands in Canada with support from major banks for debit and credit cards

Millions more Canadians could finally have access to Apple Pay, with the Cupertino, Calif. tech giant announcing today that the big five national banks, and payment networks Interac, Visa, and MasterCard have all pledged

Published on: May 10th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Banks could soon verify credit card transactions with location-tracking smartphone apps

Canadian banks may soon be deploying a new tool in response to rising credit card fraud - geo-location data from your smartphone - with at least two major financial service providers preparing to

Published on: March 18th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Visa becomes a technology platform company with new open model

SAN FRANCISCO -- Visa Inc. launched Visa Developer on Thursday, signalling a shift to a new model of doing business on an open platform and making a series of new technology services and

Published on: February 4th, 2016 Brian Jackson

UGO adds P2P feature to digital wallet app

Users of digital payment app Ugo Wallet can now use the program for peer-to-peer transfers, developer Ugo Mobile Solutions L.P. announced today. With the app's new P2P feature, Ugo Pay, consumers can load

Published on: February 1st, 2016 Eric Emin Wood