Canada – Leading the World in Mobile Payments

Consistent with our history of early adoption of new technologies such as the Internet, debit cards, EMV, smartphones and contactless cards, Canada is once again leading the way in paying with your phone.  And EnStream is key to this success, as the hub connecting the players together.

All of Canada’s ‘Big Three’ wireless carriers, Bell, Rogers and TELUS, together representing over 90% of Canada’s wireless subscribers, offer ‘pay with your phone’ ability to their customers, as do five of Canada’s six largest financial institutions: CIBC, Desjardins, RBC, Scotiabank and TD – together representing 85% of Canada’s retail banking customers. Others are coming soon.

Equally important, over 75% of major Canadian retailers already have the required NFC contactless terminals.

EnStream provides the one-stop end-to-end ‘hub’ solution for most of these connections. EnStream’s solutions, incorporating leading global suppliers such as BellID® from the Netherlands and Canada’s own BlackBerry™, securely deliver payment credentials to NFC-enabled smartphones. They meet the GlobalPlatform™ standards and are fully Visa and MasterCard certified.

EnStream is proud to be part of this Canadian success story, and is now actively looking at opportunities to carry our flag abroad.

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Save the date – January 20, 2015 – 10:00 EST/15:00 GMT/16:00 CET Evaluating NFC security strategies: The role of the secure element in the evolving NFC landscape Join NFC World’s editor and speakers from SIMalliance and EnStream to find out how to select the right security strategy for your NFC service and gain insight into…

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September 3, 2014 – Montreal, Quebec Desjardins is the first Quebec-based financial institution to offer mobile payment through several Canadian cellular networks. Read press release here.

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June 12, 2014 – Toronto, Ontario   BlackBerry Limited announced a three-year agreement with EnStream to provide a secure platform supporting transaction services between leading banks and consumers. In a step to further develop Canada’s mobile payments ecosystem, the relationship will enable financial institutions Royal Bank of Canada, TD Bank Group, CIBC, and Desjardins to securely…

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May 15, 2014 – Toronto, Ontario TD Canada Trust, the retail banking arm of the Toronto-Dominion Bank, has become the first in Canada to offer an NFC mobile payment solution that is supported by the country’s three major wireless networks: Bell, Rogers and Telus. Read Press Release here.

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TORONTO, Aug 12, 2013 Mobile commerce venture EnStream and Desjardins Group, a cooperative financial group in Canada with assets over $200 billion, today announced they have signed an agreement that will enable Desjardins members and clients to download payment cards to NFC enabled smartphones on the Bell, Rogers, TELUS, MTS and SaskTel mobile networks coast…

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