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Younger Generations: a Driving Force in Changing Payments

“From the use of automatic and invisible payments to the popularity of apps for tracking spending, a new study released today by Payments Canada reveals that Millennials and Gen Z yearn for easier, more convenient options to meet their changing purchase and lifestyle patterns. These payment preferences should strike a chord with Canadian businesses. The […]
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Opinion: Canada’s Sub-standard Payments System Is Only Supporting the Incumbent Banks, Not Canadians

“As a course correction, Finance Canada must seek legislative amendments to the Canadian Payments Act authorizing paytech companies as eligible members of Payments Canada and enshrining competition as a stated public policy objective for the payments system. Furthermore, the Minister of Finance should issue a directive to Payments Canada requiring the completion of the proposed […]
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In Canada, Fast-Growing Debit Gets Further Impetus Via a New Rule That Opens More Acceptance Venues

“A new rule took effect this week in Canada that is expected to enable more debit card transactions by opening up venues such as buses, trains, parking meters, and vending machines for acceptance.  The regulation, called Rule E5, comes from Payments Canada, the country’s clearing-and-settlement operator, and amends a prior requirement that merchants maintain “consistent” […]
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Online Cannabis Marketplace Dutchie Now Taking Visa, Mastercard Payments In Canada

“In an exclusive conversation online cannabis marketplace operator Dutchie revealed it has been quietly processing Visa and Mastercard payments in Canada since Thursday, April 9, enabled by a partnership with secure payment solutions provider Merrco. While cannabis is federally legal in Canada – unlike the U.S., implementing digital and/or contactless payment solutions continues to pose a […]

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Companies

eBay Continues to Expand Its Management of Payments to Australia and Canada

“As eBay continues to modernize its marketplace and create a more streamlined experience for buyers and sellers, the company is expanding its management of payments to Australia and Canada later this year. Australia and Canada are the fourth and fifth countries to offer eBay’s new payments experience, after the U.S., Germany and the U.K. “By managing payments on our platform, we are enhancing the eBay experience […]
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Global Payments Announces Strategic Partnership With Desjardins Group in Canada

“Global Payments Inc. (NYSE: GPN), a leading worldwide provider of payment technology and software solutions, today announced an agreement with Desjardins Group, the leading cooperative financial group in Canada, to acquire its existing merchant acquiring business and portfolio of approximately 40,000 merchants. As part of the transaction, Global Payments will enter into an exclusive 10-year […]
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Payments Canada Publishes ISO 20022 Messages for Lynx, Canada’s New High-value Payments System

“Payments Canada today announced the availability of ISO 20022 messages for Lynx, Canada’s new high-value payments system.  With the publication of ISO 20022 messages for Lynx, system participants can start preparing their existing applications to leverage the value of ISO 20022. Likewise, vendors who support Canada’s payments ecosystem can use the published messages to update […]