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November-December 2011

TD Canada Trust named top public website in Canada by Surviscor

December 20, 2011--TD Canada Trust ranked first in Surviscor’s 2011 Public Website scorCard, a comprehensive, impartial audit of online features and functionality on the public/pre-login website of leading Canadian banks and credit unions.

Payfirma exceeds $1 million per day processing milestone

December 16, 2011--Payfirma, the company that is making mobile payment acceptance possible in Canada, today announced a new milestone in its rapid growth. Having launched in early 2011, Payfirma is now processing more than $1 million per day across its thousands of merchants accepting credit cards through mobile, ecommerce and in-store payment solutions.

USA Fulfillment, PacNet Service enter international payment processing deal

December 15, 2011--USA Fulfillment, a US-based delivery company, has joined forces with Canadian payment processing company PacNet Service. By integrating the PacNet’s payment processing services with USA Fulfillment’s online banking interface, customers around the globe will gain access to personalised payment processing services. Furthermore, customers are not required a US bank account or US residence.

SAS and TransUnion create unique consortium designed specifically to combat financial fraud

December 13, 2011-- SAS Canada, the leader in business analytics software and services and TransUnion, a global leader in credit and information management, today announced the development of one of the first consortiums in Canada  that will leverage anonymized credit file information, in conjunction with application and fraud data from participating financial institutions to greatly enhance fraud detection.

Metro Inc. brings Visa payWave contactless technology to more than 600 grocery stores

December 1, 2011-- Visa   Canada  and Metro Inc. today announced they are partnering to bring Visa payWave contactless payments to over 600 grocery stores in Ontario and Quebec. Beginning early next year, shoppers will be able to simply "wave and go" when making every day purchases at Metro, Metro Plus, Super C and Food Basics.

Just in time for the holidays, NetSecure announces free Kudos mobile credit card terminals for non-profits and charities

November 23, 2011-- NetSecure Payments Inc, leading developer of secure payment solutions, announces the Kudos credit card acceptance kit will be given away free to eligible non-profits and charities in the United States and Canada starting today. This promotion, available to those who provide proof of non-profit status, is designed to give these organizations an added donation method in the hope of encouraging extra giving this holiday season.

Latest in Visa payment technology rolls out at Sears Canada

November 14, 2011-- Visa  Canada and Sears Canada Inc. today announced the availability of Visa Debit to enable Canadian card holders to safely and conveniently pay for purchases made online - at, or over the phone through the Sears catalogue at 1-800-26-Sears, directly from their bank account.

Starbucks serves up mobile payment in Canada

November 8, 2011-- Today, Starbucks Canada launched the Starbucks Canada App for iPhone - the only Quick Service Restaurant mobile payment platform and the largest mobile payment program in the country. Available on any iPhone device, the new, free app provides Canadian customers with a faster, more convenient way to manage their Starbucks Card and track their My Starbucks Rewards status on-the-go.

Travelex, MasterCard introduce chip-and-PIN-enabled prepaid foreign currency card in Canada

November 2, 2011-- Travelex Global Business Payments, a global payment services provider, has launched a MasterCard prepaid reloadable foreign currency card in Canada available in USD, EUR and GBP. The new MasterCard Cash Passport card is compatible with the chip-and-PIN technology recently adopted in Canada.

VeriFone acquires Global Bay to expand retail mobility strategy

November 1, 2011-- VeriFone Systems, Inc. today announced it has acquired Global Bay Mobile Technologies, a leading provider of next-generation mobile retail solutions. The acquisition is the latest development in VeriFone’s strategy to bring the power of mobile into the world of retail and payments, extending new smartphone- and tablet-based shopping and payment experiences to retail organizations.


PayPro Global enters e-commerce deal with ACPsoft December 19, 2011

The Canadian Institute's 7th Annual Forum on Payments Compliance in Canada December 12, 2011

TD Bank Group completes acquisition of MBNA Canada's credit card business December 1, 2011

Global eTelecom, IVR Technology Group to add new features to pay-by-phone terminal November 23, 2011

PayPal introduces "Send Money" Facebook application November 18, 2011

Checkout made simpler at Sears November 14, 2011

CPI Card Group to integrate Bell ID's TSM software services November 14, 2011

BMO Bank of Montreal adds new features to online and mobile banking services November 11, 2011

PayPal adds NFC features for Android 3.0-powered smartphones November 10, 2011

InteliSpend Prepaid Solutions expands offerings in Canada November 9, 2011

Gross transaction value of mobile payments in Canada to rise to $15.2 billion in 2015 November 8, 2011

Dealfind selects Optimal Payments' NETBANX to process online payments November 2, 2011

HMV rolls out greater payment choices November 1, 2011



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