Desjardins Group introduces mobile payment service

Desjardins Group has launched its new mobile payment service through several Canadian cellular networks.

Canada-based financial institution Desjardins Group has launched its new mobile payment service through several Canadian cellular networks.

The company said that its Desjardins Mobile Payment is available on Bell Mobility, Rogers and Virgin Mobile networks. Other mobile carriers, including TELUS, will be added soon.

The 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.

Patrice Dagenais, vice president of payment services and business partnerships at Desjardins, said: “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.”

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) and BlackBerry Bold 9900.

The payment solution complies with Canadian mobile payment guidelines in terms of security, reliability and user-friendliness for both consumers and merchants