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July-August 2011

Parking is no problem with Visa payWave and TPA

August 31, 2011---Visa announced today that 43 Toronto Parking Authority (TPA) Green P lots in the City of Toronto have joined a growing roster of Visa payWave™ contactless payment enabled merchants across Canada. Drivers in Toronto will now be able to simply "wave and go" when parking in one of 11,600 parking spaces in the city.

 

Redknee signs new U.S. converged billing customer

August 25, 2011---Redknee, a leading provider of business-critical billing and charging software and solutions for communications service providers, is pleased to announce that a leading regional U.S. wireless operator has selected Redknee's converged billing solution to replace its legacy solution in order to drive subscriber acquisition, increase revenues and improve profitability.

Reynolds and Reynolds named certified DMS provider for Kia Canada

August 25, 2011---The Reynolds and Reynolds Company today announced that Kia Canada Inc. has named Reynolds as a Certified Dealership Management System (DMS) Provider for Kia dealerships in Canada.

 

Royal Canadian Mint introduces new bullion coins

August 18, 2011---Marking the first anniversary of the implementation of the Credit Card/Debit Card Code of Conduct, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) today released a report celebrating the many substantial accomplishments of the Code, as well as noting areas for further improvement.

 

CFIB report card on credit/debit card code of conduct one year later

August 17, 2011---Marking the first anniversary of the implementation of the Credit Card/Debit Card Code of Conduct, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) today released a report celebrating the many substantial accomplishments of the Code, as well as noting areas for further improvement.

 

March Networks named top provider of banking video surveillance in Americas

August 15, 2011--March Networks, a global provider of intelligent IP video solutions, announced that it is the number one supplier of video surveillance equipment in the Americas banking market as ranked by  IMS Research  in its report "Vertical Insights: Video Surveillance and Security in Banking and Finance - 2011 Edition".

 

TD gains largest Canadian MasterCard file, becomes dual issuer

August 15, 2011--TD Bank Group and Bank of America Corporation announced a definitive agreement under which TD will purchase MBNA Canada's credit card portfolio, as well as certain other assets and liabilities. TD will pay a modest premium on an expected $8.5 billion of credit card receivables at closing.

"We are very pleased to be acquiring MBNA Canada's credit card business. This acquisition will position TD as a top card issuer in Canada," said Ed Clark, Group President and CEO, TD Bank Group.

 

Two-thirds of 13.3 million Canadian online banking customers used online bill payment in Q1 2011

August 3, 2011--comScore, Inc., a leader in measuring the digital world, announced the comScore Canadian Online Banking Insights report, providing a detailed look into emerging trends in the Canadian online banking industry. Based on comScore's opt-in research panel of approximately 40,000 Canadian Internet users, the detailed quarterly reports include web site visitation, online marketing metrics, transaction benchmarks and mobile banking data that yield critical insights into emerging trends and consumer behavior in the Canadian online banking industry.

 

Canada's first mobile payroll app now available on iTunes

July 28, 2011 -- Ceridian Canada  Ltd., a leading human capital management and payment solutions provider, launched the Powerpay Web Mobile app for BlackBerry users earlier this month. iPhone and iPad users can now download this app from iTunes for a one-time only download fee of $6.99.

 

VendTek announces partnership with UseMyServices to issue prepaid 3V Visa, Ukash vouchers

July 28, 2011 -- VendTek Systems Inc., a developer and licensor of software for the global prepaid and financial services markets, is pleased to announce that the Company has partnered with UseMyServices, Inc. to distribute 3V Visa prepaid vouchers and Ukash vouchers online through  www.UseMyCard.com.  3V Visa prepaid vouchers are issued by Peoples Trust pursuant to a license by Visa.

 

Entrust answers call for mobile secruity with universal software platform

July 26, 2011 -- In an era when mobile devices are commonplace, Entrust, Inc., introduces a straightforward method for adding digital certificates to mobile devices -- and with little management from IT staff. Through Entrust's self-service module, end-users add certificates to their own mobile devices via an easy-to-use interface for advanced certificate-based authentication.

 

PriceDodger.com selects Admeris' OneTouch mobile payment platform to increase sales conversions

July 19, 2011 -- Admeris is pleased to announce that daily deals leader PriceDodger.com has selected Admeris' intelligently designed secure OneTouch mobile payment platform to increase sales conversions for its time-sensitive merchant offers through smartphones.

 

Vancouver installs faregates to reduce fare evasion on SkyTrain

July 19, 2011 -- Construction officially began today to prepare for the installation of the first transit faregates at the Commercial-Broadway SkyTrain station. Once in full operation, the faregates will make taking transit safer and easier for people travelling on the entire transit system in Metro Vancouver.

 

Developing the Bank of Canada's new polymer bank notes

July 15, 2011 -- Designing bank notes is a process that never really ends. As the Bank of Canada launches its new series of polymer notes, thought is already being given to the series that will follow.

 

Rexall signs on for Visa payWave

July 14, 2011 -- Rexall, part of Katz Group Canada Ltd., has become a Visa payWave™ contactless payment enabled merchant. Shoppers will now be able to simply "wave and go" when making everyday purchases at all Rexall and Rexall Pharma Plus locations, plus participating Guardian and I.D.A. pharmacies.

"At Rexall, it is important to us to introduce new products and services that make the shopping experience better," said Michelle Lee, Director, Corporate Relations, Rexall Pharma Plus . "Visa payWave makes it easier and faster to shop at Rexall and our customers appreciate the added convenience."

 

Ceridan launches Canada's first mobile payroll app

July 6, 2011 -- Ceridian Canada Ltd., a leading human capital management and payment solutions provider announced the launch of Canada's first mobile payroll app.

Powerpay Web is Ceridian's flexible payroll solution that that enables small businesses to process their payroll online. The PowerPay Web Mobile app gives Ceridian Powerpay Web clients the ability to review and then submit their payroll figures directly from their smartphone - from any location and at any time.

 
 

 

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