Desjardins launches NFC payments in Canada

The Desjardins NFC mobile payment app

An NFC mobile payments service is now available to customers of Quebec-based financial institution Desjardins Group. The Desjardins Mobile Payment service works with NFC phones provided by Bell Mobility, Rogers and Virgin Mobile with Telus and “other mobile carriers” to be added soon.

To use the service, customers need to have a Visa Desjardins credit or prepaid card and a Samsung Galaxy S III, S4, S5 or S4 Mini mobile phone, a Galaxy Note II or 3, an HTC One (M7) or a BlackBerry Bold 9900.

“Other devices will be added to the list shortly,” Desjardins says.

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