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15th October 2011

Moneris Brings Mobile Payment Processing to Smartphones

monerisMoneris Solutions® has announced the launch of e-Select plus®Mobile App, offering Canadian merchants the ability to accept credit card payments using their smartphones and capture sales on the go. Merchants can obtain real-time authorization, send email receipts to customers, and generate reports on transaction history through their mobile devices. The bundled card reader accessory plugs into the audio port of the smartphone, allowing credit cards to be swiped for ease-of-use. The Mobile App extends the capabilities of the e-Select plus platform, offering merchants additional convenience and security.

“We’ve seen a growing demand for a mobile-based payment processing solution,” said Amer Matar, Chief Technology Officer, Moneris. “e-Select plus Mobile App offers flexibility and convenience, giving merchants more options to expand the reach of their businesses and accept payments on the go.” “Moneris Solutions is committed to on-going investment in new and innovative solutions – we continue to be one of the only acquirers in Canada to own, operate and deploy virtual solutions and emerging products that offer our customers security and reliability, while consistently being agile to meet their needs.”

In a recent survey conducted by Moneris, 57% of Moneris Advisory Council members, composed of Canadian small business owners, described their mobile device as a vital asset in the successful running of their businesses. In terms of smartphone usage, 57% of the respondents said they are current users, with BlackBerry® showing the highest level of adoption at 29%.

When it comes to accepting payments with a smartphone, 38% stated that they would be willing to do so, and another 20% were undecided. Many Canadian merchants are looking to be early adopters, with 60% of the respondents stating that they would adopt a mobile payment solution within the first three months of introduction.

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