Customers of RBC Royal Bank in Canada will have the option of making free near-field-communication payments later this year with a new service offered by Interac Association and Acxsys. The partnership also includes McDonald's Restaurants of Canada and BlackBerry. The Interac Flash service "helps solidify our role in the mobile payments space in Canada. Soon, Canadians will be able to use their mobile phones to pay with Interac Flash quickly, conveniently and securely when making everyday purchases," said Mark O'Connell, president of Interac Association and Acxsys.

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