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July-August 2012

Interac Flash to debut at Cineplex theatres across Canada

August 23, 2012 -- Interac Association has announced that Cineplex Entertainment, Canada’s largest movie exhibitor, will accept Interac Flash contactless debit transactions at its 134 theatres

hyperWALLET announces expansion of its prepaid card product line

August 16, 2012 -- hyperWALLET, a provider of global payment solutions, has announced the expansion of its prepaid card product line to include a General Purpose Reloadable (GPR) Visa prepaid card to address the financial needs of independent sales representatives in the direct selling sector.

New prepaid home phone plan first in Ontario and Quebec

August 8, 2012-- Primus Canada, a telecommunications company, is now offering a new prepaid home phone service which can be paid for with Ukash vouchers. The company has partnered with Ukash and Now Prepay to enable customers to purchase the vouchers across the country.

Moneris offers a new mobile cash register experience

July 30, 2012-- Moneris Solutions, a Canadian credit and debit card processor, has announced the launch of an integrated mobile payment processing solution designed for mid-size and large merchants.

No foreign currency transaction charges on new hotel rewards credit card

July 30, 2012-- Chase Card Services, a division of JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Marriott Rewards® have announced the launch of the Marriott Rewards Premier Visa Card from Chase. With the card, Canadian consumers do not pay the 2.5 percent foreign currency transaction charge, after the exchange rate conversion is applied, on purchases outside of Canada — in person or online.

Paysafecard launches in Canada

July 16, 2012-- Paysafecard group, a European prepayment provider for online payments, has expanded into the Canadian market. Paysafecard is currently available in 22,000 retail outlets in Canada where there are about 27 million Internet users.

July 13, 2012-- Finance Minister Jim Flaherty has announced draft regulatory changes that, when finalized, will allow credit unions and caisses populaires to more easily expand beyond provincial boundaries.

TD unveils comprehensive debit card

July 11, 2012-- TD Canada Trust has announced the launch of the first debit card to give cardholders access to their bank account(s) with the benefits of Visa Debit, Interac Debit and Interac Flash in one card.

Scotiabank connects with Cardtronics to extend ATM access into Canadian 7-Elevens

July 10, 2012-- Cardtronics Canada, Ltd., 7-Eleven’s exclusive ATM service provider in Canada, has entered an ATM branding deal with Scotiabank

New initiative to help make ATM transactions more accessible for visitors to Canada

July 4, 2012-- DirectCash, a provider of white label ATMs in Canada, has teamed up with Visa Canada to provide Visa cardholders with greater access to their funds.

 
 
 

 

BRIEFS

 

Collective POS selects MSC Payment Solutions to provide VeriFone terminals to Cdn merchants August 16, 2012

Online retail sales in Canada up over 24% through first half of 2012 August 9, 2012

SecureKey Technologies Inc. appoints new CEO July 27, 2012

Visa to showcase payment innovations at Olympic and Paralympic Games July 24, 2012

Payza selects LexisNexis for compliance screening July 20, 2012

Blackhawk Network’s gift cards to remain in New Jersey retail stores July 16, 2012

FIME offers local MasterCard CPV services to North American customers July 16, 2012

DirectCash completes acquisition of Customers Limited July 4, 2012

Superior Credit Union adopts Everlink Merchant Acquiring Program July 4, 2012

 

 

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