First Calgary Financial First Credit Union In Alberta to Offer Mobile Pay

August 8, 2017

Calgary, AB – First Calgary Financial, a division of Connect First Credit Union, introduced Mobile Pay for Android as a new payment option to their members today. First Calgary is the first credit union in Alberta to introduce the technology, joining eight other credit unions across Canada now offering the Mobile Pay platform.

Mobile Pay – a service is similar to using a contactless debit card in a point-of-sale transaction – allows First Calgary members to safely and securely make purchases using their Android smartphone through the First Calgary mobile banking app at any retailer displaying the Interac Flash® logo across Canada.

“Today is an exciting day in our organization's digital innovation journey,” says Catherine Boynton, Senior Vice President of Information Technology at Connect First Credit Union. “We're committed to making our member’s experiences with us easy and seamless. This is one of several enhancements we're making this year to enrich user experiences with our credit union in an increasingly digitally driven world.”

First Calgary members can sign up for Mobile Pay directly through the mobile banking app on their Android device.* The development of the Mobile Pay platform was a collaborative endeavour by Canadian credit unions and a number of technology partners including Interac®, Everlink, Central 1, and their mobile banking provider.

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*Mobile Pay is supported on handsets that are enabled with Android V4.4 OS or later.

About Connect First Credit Union

Connect First Credit Union offers its members a full range of financial products and services through trusted local brands and a community-focused approach to banking. Connect First Credit Union is Canada’s tenth largest credit union, with over $5 billion in assets under administration. It serves 100,000 members through 26 branches in 13 communities across southern Alberta, under the Chinook Financial and First Calgary Financial divisions.


Media Contacts

Alison Archambault
Director, Brand & Stakeholder Engagement
Connect First Credit Union

Megan Douglas
Manager, Brand & Stakeholder Engagement
Connect First Credit Union