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2015 may be the tipping point for mobile payments in Canada

Canada may soon become a prominent mobile payments market

Mobile payments may reach a tipping point in Canada, according to a report from professional services firm Deloitte. The report notes that more Canadians are beginning to use their mobile devices to pay for products. This may not be surprising, as many consumers have begun to use these devices in every aspect of their daily lives. Smartphones and tablets are used for social and entertainment purposes, but are also attracting attention as alternatives to traditional physical wallets.

Report shows that more businesses are beginning to support mobile commerce

The report predicts that 2015 will be the year when mobile payments begins t see widespread support in Canada. Retailers, banks, and telecommunications companies are beginning to adopt mobile technology at a rapid pace, allowing more consumers to take advantage of mobile services. The retail space, in particular, has shown a strong interest in mobile commerce because of the large number of mobile consumers that flocked to retail sites during the last holiday shopping season.

NFC technology is becoming more prolific in Canada

mobile payments - NFC technologyThe report notes that the number of NFC-enabled mobile devices is growing throughout the country. As these devices become more available, a larger number of people are gaining the ability to participate in mobile commerce. NFC technology has made up the majority of the mobile commerce infrastructure for years, but this technology has only recently begun to receive the support of the retail and financial services industries. The report shows that a growing number of retailers are beginning to acquire NFC-enabled point-of-sale systems in order to accept mobile payments more effectively.

Mobile commerce is growing, but cannot yet be considered a mainstream success

While mobile payments are gaining momentum in Canada, this sector is not yet mainstream. Consumers continued to favor traditional forms of commerce when doing business with retailers, seeing little benefit in the availability of mobile wallets and other such services. The primary benefit of mobile commerce, however, may be convenience, as it can allow consumers to purchase products relatively quickly and with little trouble.

Apple’s mobile payments service could launch in Canada this year

Report suggests that Apple Pay could launch in Canada by March

Apple Pay may be coming to Canada sooner than expected, according to reports from 9to5Mac. The mobile payments service from Apple was launched last year, but is currently only available in the United States and a small number of other regions where U.S. card issuers operate. The report suggests that Apple Pay could come to the Canadian market as soon as March of this year, which will give Canadian consumers with iOS devices a chance to make payments from their smartphones.

Demand for mobile payment services is rising in Canada

Apple has been working to expand its new mobile payments service to other markets around the world, but has not yet announced definitive plans on which markets will receive the service first. Canada may be the most likely country to gain access to Apple Pay, as the mobile payments market therein is currently experiencing a period of strong growth. The demand for mobile payment support throughout Canada has been rising, and Canadians are beginning to use their mobile devices to shop for and purchase products more regularly.

Canadian companies may be in negotiations with Apple to partner for launch of new payment service

apple pay iphone mobile paymentsCanadian retailers and banks are reportedly in negotiations with Apple to bring the mobile payments service to the country in the near future. The report from 9to5Mac suggests that these companies are already preparing advertising campaigns and promotional material for the launch of Apple Pay in March. The report notes that these negotiations are still in an active state, so a launch has not been finalized. If negotiations fail, Apple Pay may not come to the country until later in the year.

Apple continues to expand mobile payments service throughout the US

Apple has been expanding its service in the United States somewhat aggressively. The company recently brought on new partners for its mobile payments service, allowing more people to use the service at physical stores. Thus far, the service has managed to find modest success, but not enough to make it a mainstream tool among consumers participating in mobile payments.