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Facebook to launch cryptocurrency and a digital wallet app called ‘Calibra’

Facebook is attempting to enter digital payments again, this time around with a new cryptocurrency called Libra. Along with Libra, Facebook announced a new subsidiary called Calibra, a digital wallet that will “provide financial services [and] enable people to access and participate in the Libra network.” The Menlo Park-based company plans to launch Calibra in…

Consumers are more willing than ever to switch to digital wallets

Canadians are getting more and more eager as they continue to make the transition to mobile payments. According to a recent report released by Accenture, 63 percent of Canadians use cash to complete a transaction at least once a week. This is down five percent from 2015, which represents the greatest decline in the traditional payment…

UGO adds peer-to-peer pay to mobile digital wallet service

Digital wallets hold the promise that some day technology will remove the need for carrying around money, plastic cards, or anything other than our cell phones. With the launch of Apple Pay a little over a year ago, mobile customers and businesses are finally starting to get used to paying for goods and services by allowing customers…

Visa launching new “Digital Wallet” in Canada “fall 2011”

Visa announced today that they’ll be launching a new “Digital Wallet” this fall in both the United States and Canada. Currently customers have to enter their contact and payment info all the time before purchasing something online… but Visa is creating a “one-click payment system” that works by having customers enter a email address or…

Google working on Find My Device feature to delete digital car keys

Android 12 will bring support for digital car keys, and with that losing your phone will become much worse. In an effort to make losing your phone (and thus wallet and soon car keys) suck slightly less, Google’s working on an update to Find My Device that will let users delete or suspend digital car keys on…

Apple Wallet can now be a house key, car key and ID

During its WWDC 2021 keynote presentation, Apple showed some love to the Apple Wallet app, revealing that it will soon allow work as a key for your car, home and act as a government ID in the future. Apple already announced the CarKey update, so the real news here is that some smart locks will…

eID-Me digital ID app now available across Canada

The eID-Me digital identity mobile app is now available across Canada with support for driver’s licenses, photo ID cards and passports. The latest version of the app adds support for Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, Northwest Territories and Yukon. eID-Me can be used as a secure-local backup of ID information…

Cineplex Mobile iOS app adds Apple Wallet ticketing functionality

Movie theatre chain Cineplex has updated its iOS mobile app to include support for digital movie tickets in Apple Wallet. As part of version 7.1.0 of the Cineplex iOS app, users can now save their movie tickets to Apple Wallet and access them right from their phone’s lock screen.   Cineplex transitioned to in-app digital…

Stocard mobile wallet for loyalty cards sets up offices in Canada

Stocard is a mobile platform that stores all of your store loyalty cards in one app to help cut down on wallet clutter and lost cards. Stocard’s app has been available in the Canadian market since 2014. The platform allows users can store cards from Canadian Tire Triangle rewards, PC Optimum, Air Miles, Aeroplan, Scene, Petro-Canada,…

Cineplex iOS app adds digital movie tickets, VIP food and drink orders

Cineplex has rolled out version 7.0.0 of its Cineplex Mobile app on iOS, bringing with it two major new features. Firstly, users will now be able to display their movie ticket in-app for scanning when at the theatre, removing the need to print a physical ticket at home or in-theatre. iOS users could previously add…

Google combines Android Pay and Google Wallet under a single banner, Google Pay

Google says it has combined Android Pay, the company’s mobile payment platform that launched last May in Canada, as well as Google Wallet, under one unified brand: Google Pay. The Mountain View, California-based company says that Google Pay will make it easier for users to utilize the information saved in their Google Accounts, which then…

Scotiabank launches Sensibill digital receipt management platform

Scotiabank has launched Toronto-based Sensibill‘s receipt management platform to its customers. The eReceipts platform allows Scotiabank customers to store, organize, and retrieve paper and electronic receipts as an extension of the services offered through their mobile banking app and Wallet. “We believe that eReceipts is the next killer app for mobile banking. Receipts are cumbersome…

UGO Wallet adds MBNA and CUETS Financial credit cards to service

UGO Wallet has added a third and fourth credit card partner to its mobile payments app, available for Android and BlackBerry 10. MBNA and CUETS Financial will each add their MasterCard-based credit cards to the UGO Wallet service in the near future, which will, at least on Android, coincide with the company’s expansion to Host…

Royal Canadian Mint sells digital currency MintChip

In mid-2012, the Royal Canadian Mint launched a national competition called the “MintChip Challenge” to encourage developers “to create innovative digital payment applications.” MintChip, a digital currency similar to Bitcoin, offered $50,000 in real gold to the winner of the Challenege. A total 500 developers submitted applications, with the winner, Coronox, creating the MintWallet, a Windows Phone app. The Royal Canadian Mint…

Suretap Wallet moves beyond the SIM card with latest update

Suretap Wallet certainly wants to be the one-stop portal for all things digital wallet, but it’s had a remarkably difficult time getting there. Just look at its horrendous 1.9-star rating on the Google Play Store to understand why. Earlier this year, parent company Suretap was spun off from Rogers, where it began its life as the…

How RBC plans to re-envision the mobile wallet

RBC Royal Bank, the country’s largest financial institution, has endeavoured to chart its own path to mobile payment adoption, largely by focusing on the bigger picture: the entire mobile wallet. While competitors like TD Canada Trust and CIBC were working with carriers to develop SIM-based solutions that limited the number of devices compatible with their…

Canadian mobile payments and loyalty app UGO Wallet surpasses 100,000 user milestone

UGO Mobile Solutions, the company behind Canada’s first so-called “open wallet,” today announced that its combination mobile payments and loyalty app, UGO Wallet, has surpassed the 100,000 user threshold. The milestone comes one month prior to the app’s one year launch anniversary. Moreover, according to UGO, those users have added more than 250,000 credit, gift…