Web Read Friday – May 1st

Beanstream is one of the first to update rates for interchange

Visa and MasterCard have made a commitment to reduce the interchange rates in April. Changes to the interchange rates will primarily effect merchants processing domestic Canadian payments with consumer and premium credit cards.

Canada updates payment card code of conduct to include mobile

Canada has updated its code of conduct for credit and debit card transactions to include mobile payments, according to the country’s Federal Finance Minister.

Apple Pay poised to debut in Canada

Apple is reportedly is negotiations with Canada’s major financial institutions to launch Apple Pay in the country later this year, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal.

Google is Making a Giant Change This Week That Could Crush Millions of Small Businesses

Google is making a major update to its mobile search algorithm tomorrow that will change the order in which websites are ranked when users search for something from their phone or tablet. The algorithm will start favoring mobile-friendly websites and ranking them higher in search. Websites that aren’t mobile-friendly will get demoted.

Marie Anik Paradis

Marie Anik is our bilingual web and graphic designer. When she is not busy updating our logo or creating wireframes, she can be found walking her three dogs or contemplating her next shoe purchase. Originally from Quebec City, she has lived out of a backpack on four continents for over a decade before settling down in Victoria. With a fantastic eye for design, Marie Anik ensures the Beanstream brand aligns over all channels. You can thank her with a (vegetarian) poutine and a good bottle of Russian River Chardonnay.

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