Slideshow 10 Payments Companies Cashing In on Canada

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  • May 05 2013, 2:40pm EDT
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Square

Square pushed into Canada in October, and in April it said the expansion is "exceeding expectations." (Image: Bloomberg News)

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MasterCard/MasterPass

MasterCard chose Canada as one of the first three countries to use its MasterPass digital wallet. MasterPass launched in Canada in April.

Fueling Up

AJB Software Design's FIPay Mobile application allows customers of Hughes Petroleum gas stations to buy fuel with a mobile app. As of March, the system was deployed at one gas station in Edmonton, Alberta, with plans to roll it out to Hughes' 21 other locations at a later date. (Image: ThinkStock)

Plastiq

Plastiq's online payment system, which charges consumers a fee to pay by credit card, allows Canadians to pay their taxes with a credit card. (Image: ThinkStock)

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MasterCard for Business Travelers

BMO and MasterCard are collaborating to deploy about 100,000 corporate travel cards to government departments and agencies, in a deal that runs through 2022. (Image: ThinkStock)

Walmart

Walmart tested a new sales technique in Canada during the holiday season. With Mattel, the retail giant debuted "pop-up stores" in Toronto's underground walkway, allowing shoppers to make purchases by scanning QR codes printed on product pictures. (Image: Bloomberg News)

U.S.Bancorp/Elavon

U.S. Bancorp's Elavon bought Collective Point of Sale Solutions Ltd. in February. Collective POS serves nearly 12,000 businesses across Canada. (Image: ThinkStock)

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Intuit

Canada was an early target for Intuit's GoPayment portable card reader. The Mountain View, Calif., company began selling its reader in Canada in early 2012, and continued the product's international push with a U.K. launch near the end of the year.

McDonald's

McDonald's used its Canadian locations to test a mobile debit system. Forty percent of McDonald's payments in Canada are cashless, the fast-food chain says. (Image: Bloomberg News)

DataCard

DataCard began offering an instant prepaid card issuance capability in November for Canadian government benefit disbursements. (Image: ThinkStock)