TORONTO — Loblaw stores have begun accepting contactless debit payments at select stores, the debit card services firm Interac here said Wednesday.


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More than 14,000 Interac Flash enabled terminals will be deployed at Loblaw stores across Canada, the group said. The terminals allow for fast contactless payment for holders of Interac debit cards issued by Scotiabank, RBC Royal Bank, TD Canada Trust, Sunova Credit Union, Affinity Credit Union and Conexus Credit Union.

"Interac Flash helps deliver a faster, more convenient checkout experience for customers wanting to pay using funds from their own bank account," said Mark O'Connell, president and chief executive officer of Interac Association and its parent, Acxsys Corp. "We're excited that Loblaw sees the value in offering Interac Flash to help enhance the customer shopping experience."

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