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Apple Pay now available to Canadian MasterCard cardholders

PRESS RELEASE: Toronto, ON — Today, MasterCard announced it will bring its cardholders Apple Pay, which is transforming mobile payments with an easy, secure and private way to pay that’s fast and convenient. MasterCard credit cardholders banking with Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC), Canadian Tire Bank …

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PayPal announces ‘Return Shipping on Us’ to help drive online retail in Canada

Majority (86%) of Canadians said free return shipping services would make them more likely to shop from a website TORONTO — Today, PayPal announced the launch of a new Return Shipping on Us service in Canada. By directly addressing a concern of online shoppers, this service aims to boost consumer confidence and …

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Minister of Public Services Judy Foote announces independent review of Canada Post

PRESS RELEASE: OTTAWA — The Government of Canada promised Canadians they would receive quality service from Canada Post at a reasonable price. In keeping with this commitment, today I am announcing an independent review of Canada Post. This review supports an informed discussion around Canada Post—a discussion with the public that clearly …

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Peoples Trust takes home three awards at 2016 PX Payments Awards

“We’re thrilled to continue to champion prepaid cards in Canada in support of financial inclusion, and help companies to re-think prepaid in order to bring innovative and new payment technologies to market,” said Peter Read, president of Peoples Card Services. “We’re seeing an unmatched 90 per cent reload rate with …

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Tory back-to-work legislation ruled unconstitutional

PRESS RELEASE: OTTAWA — Postal workers are cheering today’s ruling that the former Conservative government violated its members’ freedom of association by legislating them back to work on June 26, 2011. “This is a win for workers everywhere,” said Mike Palecek, national president of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers. …

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MasterCard, BMO introduce first biometric corporate card program in Canada, U.S.

BMO Financial Group (BMO) and MasterCard have begun a phased launch of Identity Check, the first biometric credit card program in Canada and the U.S. that will enable cardholders to verify transactions using facial recognition and fingerprint biometrics. Quickly dubbed “Selfie Pay” by the media, Identity Check will be used …

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Australia Post begins delivering small parcels by drone

  Australia Post has begun to trial new technology to deliver small parcels by Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) or drone. This closed-field trial is an important next step in testing the new technology which will potentially deliver small parcels safely and securely to customers’ homes, allowing for faster transportation of …

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Canadian consumer spending up 6.24 per cent in the first quarter of 2016 

Canadians are making more purchases using contactless ‘tap and pay’ technology TORONTO — Consumer spending in Canada grew by 6.24 per cent in the first quarter of 2016 on a year-over-year basis, according to the MonerisMetrics Quarterly Report released by Moneris Solutions Corporation (Moneris), one of North America’s largest processors of debit and credit …

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Applications open for Canada Post E-commerce Innovation Awards

Retailers can win $50,000 or $100,000 in free shipping PRESS RELEASE: TORONTO — Applications are open for the fifth annual Canada Post E-commerce Innovation Awards. Retailers of all sizes and from all across Canada are invited to enter the competition that recognizes and rewards excellence in e-commerce, customer engagement and omni-channel …

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Sensibill brings digital receipts to Canada through UGO partnership

PRESS RELEASE: TORONTO, ON — Canadians never have to worry about overstuffed wallets or losing paper receipts again. Today Sensibill launches Receipts for iPhones through a partnership with UGO Mobile Solutions L.P. (UGO), Canada’s first open digital wallet, marking the first time the digital receipts solution is available to Canadians. …

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