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    Apple Pay expands to MasterCard, Visa and five key banks in Canada

    May 10th, 2016

    Canadian consumers can now add their MasterCard and Visa credit cards as well as their Interac debit cards to Apple Pay after the mobile payments service launched in the country with support from American Express alone in November 2015. Five banks have also announced their support for Apple Pay, including two of the country’s largest — Royal Bank of Canada and BMO Financial Group. More

    RBC reports strong uptake for HCE wallet, adds support for digital receipts, loyalty and gift cards

    October 30th, 2015

    The Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) has trebled its mobile wallet user base since moving from a SIM-based model to host card emulation (HCE) six weeks ago, the bank’s head of payments innovation has told… More

    RBC brings HCE mobile payments to North America

    September 14th, 2015

    The Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) has become the first financial institution in North America to go live with a host card emulation (HCE) mobile payment service following a pilot in December 2014. “We’ve now… More

    RBC gets Secure Cloud payments patent

    September 2nd, 2015

    Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) has been awarded a patent for its Secure Cloud mobile payments platform by the United States Patent and Trademark Office, covering the use of secure tokens by the bank’s clients to facilitate payments from mobile devices. RBC introduced the Secure Cloud technology in January 2014 and added host card emulation (HCE) support in December last year.

    TD Bank to pilot NFC payments with Nymi biometric wristband

    August 13th, 2015

    More than 100 TD Bank customers in Toronto, Canada are to begin piloting an NFC version of Nymi, a biometrically authenticated wristband that uses the wearer’s unique cardiac rhythm to verify their identity. RBC Royal… More

    CBA publishes mobile payments white paper

    August 11th, 2015

    The Canadian Bankers Association (CBA) has published a mobile payments white paper intended to “encourage the introduction and adoption of new and innovative mobile payments products and services in Canada without compromising the integrity of the Canadian payments infrastructure”. The Payments Security White Paper was developed by BMO Bank of Montreal, CIBC, National Bank of Canada, RBC Royal Bank, Scotiabank and TD Bank Group.

    RBC unveils Android M mobile wallet app

    June 2nd, 2015

    Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) has developed an app for the Android M Developer Preview that will be used as part of the bank’s RBC Wallet service to let users authenticate themselves using their fingerprint for… More

    Canadian carriers MTS and SaskTel launch NFC payments with TD Bank

    May 14th, 2015

    MTS and SaskTel have become the latest Canadian mobile network operators to launch NFC mobile payment services using EnStream, the joint venture between Bell Mobility, Telus and Rogers Communications put in place to act as… More

    RBC adds HCE to mobile payments app

    December 19th, 2014

    Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) has added support for host card emulation (HCE) to its RBC mobile app, “allowing Canadians to pay with most Android mobile phones without worrying about being on the right mobile… More

    Canadian banks pilot biometric wristband payments

    November 3rd, 2014

    Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), MasterCard and other Canadian issuing banks have begun pilot testing an NFC version of Nymi, a biometrically authenticated wristband that uses the wearer’s unique cardiac rhythm to verify their identity. More

    RBC expands cloud-based NFC wallet to BlackBerry and Virgin

    October 6th, 2014

    Royal Bank of Canada’s cloud-based NFC wallet is now available to Virgin Mobile subscribers and to customers with a BlackBerry Z10 or Z30 mobile phone, the bank has announced. RBC Wallet is also now available… More

    BlackBerry wins NFC provisioning deal in Canada

    June 12th, 2014

    Enstream, the NFC platform provider set up by Canadian carriers Bell, Rogers and Telus, has selected BlackBerry to provide it with a secure platform that financial institutions will be able to use to provision payment… More

    RBC expands NFC wallet

    May 6th, 2014

    The Royal Bank of Canada has expanded the functionality and availability of its cloud-based RBC Wallet. The service now runs on four additional NFC devices — the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, LG G2, Sony Xperia Z1 and HTC One M7 — and customers can use the NFC wallet to make payments with their MasterCard credit card in addition to the existing Interac debit and Visa payment options.

    Royal Bank of Canada launches NFC payments in the cloud

    January 21st, 2014

    Royal Bank of Canada has introduced an NFC mobile payments service that stores customers’ card details in the cloud. The new RBC Wallet is available to customers with a Samsung Galaxy S III or Samsung… More

    RBC to launch NFC payments in the cloud

    July 24th, 2013

    Canadian bank RBC is to introduce an NFC mobile payments service that stores customers’ card details in the cloud. RBC Secure Cloud will launch later this year and will  be delivered “through partnerships with mobile… More

    RBC and Bell to launch NFC payments in Canada

    May 13th, 2013

    Canadian bank RBC and mobile network operator Bell have announced plans to jointly introduce an NFC payments service. The new deal will give RBC customers, with an NFC phone supplied by Bell, the ability to store their… More

    Interac debuts NFC debit card payments in Canada

    March 28th, 2013

    RBC Royal Bank and Scotiabank both plan to make the new mobile payments service available to their customers later this year — and RBC has announced it will now make all Interac Flash contactless payments available free of charge to its account holders. More

    RBC to launch NFC in Canada

    October 24th, 2012

    Royal Bank of Canada is preparing to launch a mobile wallet service “within the next month”, the bank’s Dave McKay has told Reuters. “We’re almost there; it’s close,” McKay explained. “It’s going to be out… More

    Canadian banks issue landmark NFC payments guidelines that focus on open mobile wallets and consumer data protection

    May 14th, 2012

    The Canadian banking and credit union industry’s Mobile Payments Reference Model provides a detailed blueprint for how NFC mobile payments can be offered in Canada, how open mobile wallets will be and how consumer privacy will be assured. More

    Visa unveils mobile wallet plans

    May 23rd, 2011

    Fourteen US and Canadian banks have signed up for the launch later this year of a multi-platform digital wallet that can be used for e-commerce, m-commerce and mobile contactless transactions and includes mobile payment, NFC and coupon capabilities. More

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