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January-February 2012

VeriFone enables mobile network operators to manage NFC wallet acceptance end to end

February 27, 2012--VeriFone Systems, Inc. today announced the PAYMEDIA Universal Acceptance Platform (UAP), a complete suite of services and software that enables Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) to manage mobile wallet acceptance at merchant systems.


Verisoft EMV Software clocks at 50,000 records per hour

February 14, 2012--Verisoft Canada Inc., a subsidiary of Verisoft International, developers of the industry leading financial card solutions provider, today announced that their engineering division tested their new EMV software with an amazing 400% speed gain over the nearest industry solution.


hyperWALLET launches new global customers

February 14, 2012--hyperWALLET Systems Inc., a leading provider of global payment solutions, today announced the delivery of commission payment services to new clients headquartered in Hong Kong and London. QNet, a global direct selling company based in Hong Kong, and SilentBuyer, an exclusive online shopping club based in the UK, both chose hyperWALLET to deliver global payment processing, payment distribution and prepaid card services.


Canada 's Payfirma updates its mobile payment app in a big way

February 1, 2012--Payfirma, the leader of mobile payments for businesses in Canada, announces the availability of the next version of its mobile payment app . The updated app brings a host of new features that make accepting credit cards on iPhones and iPads faster and easier than ever before. The app also boasts a sleeker design that doubles the speed tomake transactions. 


Impark speeds ahead with Visa payWave and Visa Debit technology

January 30, 2012--Visa Canada and Imperial Parking Canada Corporation (Impark) today announced they are partnering to bring Visa payWave contactless payments to 72 of its attended parking facilities across Canada. As of January 2012, drivers at participating parking lots will be able to simply "wave and go", when purchasing parking at a payWave enabled Impark parking lot. announces partnership with Payfirma

January 24,, a leading Canadian online mortgage broker and financial services destination, announced today a partnership with leading mobile payment processing technology company, Payfirma.


Aconite, Paymobile team up for EMV prepaid card issuance program management in Canada

January 20, 2012--Aconite, a UK-based provider of mobile application management and EMV transaction processing services, and Canadian technology company Paymobile have entered a partnership for the EMV Prepaid Card Issuance Program Management in Canada.


GoPayment goes global – first stop Canada; unveils newly designed, free credit card reader

January 11, 2012--Canadians and new GoPayment users in the U.S. can soon easily accept credit cards on a mobile device with the GoPayment app and a newly-designed, free credit card reader. Intuit Inc. today announced that it plans to take its free GoPayment mobile credit card app and card reader hardware global, with the first implementation in Canada.


Visa certifies smartphones for use as Visa mobile payment devices

January 10, 2012--Visa Inc.and Visa Europe today announced that NFC-enabled smartphones from Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics and Research In Motion (RIM) have been certified for use with Visa's mobile application for payments at the point-of-sale, Visa payWave. The Samsung Galaxy SII, LG Optimus NET NFC, BlackBerry Bold 9900, BlackBerry Bold 9790, BlackBerry Curve 9360 and BlackBerry Curve 9380 have been added to the list of Visa compliant payment products available for commercial deployment by financial institutions.


Visa Debit takes off at WestJet

January 9, 2012--Visa Canada and WestJet today announced that Canadian card holders can now use Visa Debit to purchase airline tickets online and through the airline's Sales Super Centre. With Visa Debit, card holders can safely and conveniently pay directly from their bank account for air travel.

MasterCard launches the Mobile Money Partnership Program for underbanked consumers February 27, 2012

boxPAY expands mobile carrier billing services into North America February 21, 2012

Event advisory - The Canadian Institute presents its first ever forum on Canadian payment innovations February 1, 2012

PayPro Global adds SMS Micropayments to payment portfolio January 24, 2012

RCMP foils major payment card fraud ring January 24, 2012

Mobile banking service adoption to reach over half a million users by 2013 - report January 20, 2012

RBC and Shoppers Drug Mart launch innovative national program January 20, 2012

Interbase Resources to accept bank cards online January 16, 2012

VeriFone reimagines retail and powers the future shopping experience January 16, 2012

Pacific & Western launch Home Hardware credit card January 3, 2012


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