Desjardins Group is the first Quebec -based financial institution to offer its new mobile payment service through several Canadian cellular networks.
Thanks to Desjardins Mobile Payment, paying for everyday purchases using a smartphone is now possible on Bell Mobility, Rogers and Virgin Mobile networks. Other mobile carriers, including TELUS, will soon be added.
The ground-breaking payment solution offers Desjardins members and clients, who are also Visa Desjardins credit or prepaid cardholders, a simple, practical tool to pay using their smartphones at the many merchants accepting Visa payWave contactless technology.
"We are proud to use our financial expertise to partner with leaders in the Canadian wireless industry to offer a cutting-edge mobile payment service that meets the evolving needs of our members and clients," said Patrice Dagenais , vice-president, Payment Services and Business Partnerships at Desjardins.
Desjardins Mobile Payment is designed for use with several smartphones, including:
Samsung Galaxy S3
Samsung Galaxy S4
Samsung Galaxy S5
Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini
Samsung Galaxy Note II
Samsung Galaxy Note III
HTC One (M7)
BlackBerry Bold 9900
Other devices will be added to the list shortly. For more information or to download the Desjardins Mobile application, visit the Desjardins, Google Play or BlackBerry World websites. Users must have an NFC-enabled SIM card that provides the required security and connectivity.
Desjardins Mobile Payment complies with Canadian mobile payment guidelines in terms of security, reliability and user-friendliness for both consumers and merchants.