Payfirma has announced that the next version of its Blackberry Mobile Payment App will support NFC payments.
As for now, the just-released app allows Canadian merchants to accept and process credit cards on their Blackberry devices anywhere with a cellular or WIFI signal – either by swiping the card or punching the information directly into the phone.
“The next release of our mobile apps will enable users to link their settled funds from the phone directly to an NFC chip within the phone itself, enabling the smart phone to be used as an e-wallet and using it to pay for goods and services wherever NFC devices are accepted,” said Michael Gokturk, CEO and founder of Payfirma.
According to Payfirma, the payment app lets any business or consumer accept all major credit cards securely on Blackberry & iPhone. Users can swipe or manually input a credit card, authorize the transaction within 5 seconds and email a receipt of the transaction directly from the app to the customers. Transactions are securely encrypted through Payfirma’s PCI compliant facilities.
The current app is free to download, but users must have a valid Canadian merchant account to process live transactions.