NFC powered CIBC Mobile Payment App now ready for the BlackBerry Z10

By Bla1ze on 3 Oct 2013 01:02 am EDT


If you've used the CIBC Mobile Payment App in the past, then you already know it's a great way to pay for everyday things with your BlackBerry rather than needing to use your physical CIBC credit card. The app was previously only available on the BlackBerry Bold 9900 but now it has made to the transition to BlackBerry 10 and more specifically, the BlackBerry Z10. 

CIBC Mobile Payment App features include:

  • Pay for credit card purchases up to $50 - Accepted at thousands of participating locations in Canada and abroad. Just look for the contactless symbol at checkout.
  • Ability to lock the CIBC Mobile Payment App with an optional passcode
  • Cardholder protection for unauthorized transactions*
  • Trusted encryption technology to store your credit card on the chip in your smartphone
  • Track your mobile purchases on your CIBC credit card statement, or through online or mobile banking
  • Accumulate rewards with a CIBC rewards credit card

Keep in mind, you need to have a Rogers account in order to make full use of the app and additionally, you also need to have a NFC enabled Suretap SIM card from Rogers. We're seeing a lot of negative reviews on the app stating it's not working because of errors when really, it's not an error. It's folks trying to use the app without the proper SIM card in their device. In any case, the app is available right now in BlackBerry World.

Download the CIBC Mobile Payment App



Well that sucks, damn you rogers users!


I don't bank with CIBC but kudos to them for pushing forward with this.
Based on their mobile app just getting released, rbc will have me up and running in a year or so

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Rbc was released a few days ago. Just an fyi

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He's referring to using NFC payments. RBC doesn't allow that with their current app.


Is it the only only option for NFC Banking & Paying on BB10? :( damn

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Now let TD follow and I'll get it! And first if that matters. But glad to see we still have some BB10 support.

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Disregard the first comment. Too late hitting Post.

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Lol nope no take backs. That's a clear second place.

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+1000. I would LOVE a TD app like this!

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Jimberry Storm

Yes TD lets get going. I wish it was not so complicated and specific. When I first heard about NFC on Blackberry I got excited as they were going to be early adopters. So far though it has been useless for the most part. I know there are many ways to set things up and use, but should be an app to set up and use any credit card. If they did that from the start on the 9900 series things would not be as bleak. just would have been nice for them to chase us again.


Hmmm too many limitations to use

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Well no luck on my Verizon Z10 running 10.2

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Seriously? Did you even bother to read?


Apparently not, but they probably did leave a nasty review about how the app doesn't work

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I'm trying to download the app but it won't work with my Dev Alpha C. HELPPP Bla1ze!!!!


R Field

Do they even have CIBC branches in the US?


Ya, they do. As well as in the Caribbean, Asia and the UK.


May I please see proof?

I am using their branch locator and I cannot find a branch outside of Canada.

This link leads me to believe they have more than 1100 branches across Canada, but I see no mention of any branches outside of Canada.


Will this work on my Pearl?


Bet you are running 10.2


I really hope you're not like this all the time, because this is just stupid.


I would like to see them bring this over to other carriers...for that matter to other banks too. I want all Canadian Banks to have these features on all carriers

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So damned cool. I want it for BMO!

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How do you know if your simcard is a NFC enabled Suretap SIM card from Rogers.?

Young Z

Power down the phone, take out the sim card, see if it has the Suretap label on the sim card.

Check out my "Facepalm" channel: C0001F676


Would be nice to see this available from other carriers.

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Yayyyyy been waiting for this!!! Great to show off to friends worked great with my 9900. Now time to show Z10 is full of opportunities still.

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Cool app!But can't use in my country.


Dam it no SaskTel

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Why is this only available for the z10? Are the Q10 and Q5 inferior?

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Square interface locked their brain up?

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No your pointless and unconstructive comment did.

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Yes they are. Zed is my new BFF

Zed 10 - In your face VZW


Time to try this this weekend. Hell Yeah!

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was waiting for this one since the launch date!


Good to see dedicated banking apps. but practically speaking, with so many limitations (rogers only, possibly need a new SIM, only Z10 so far) it really diminishes the usefulness of the app.

I would rather have a proper everyday banking app that was native, not whatever the current cibc app is. Still, its good to see them getting stuff out there. It means they're working, albeit slowly, on development.


Exactly my thoughts.

I thought NFC would be MUCH more straightforward than this. No wonder Apple couldn't care less about it--it's not even close to being simple to use or simple to even figure out IF you can use it.

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Please TD! have the app for us.

BB Z10 Rocks!


BlackBerry World, not BlackBerry App World :)

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Lol That was the first thing I noticed as well. They used the old logo.


Fail: carrier exclusives suck
Fail: need special sim card
Fail: advertising doesn't show rogers only so other carriers users are mistaken to think app doesn't work.



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Come on Scotia Bank and Telus!

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Way to go CIBC. Maybe it's time BlackBerry users all switch to CIBC because I'm losing patience waiting on a BMO app

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Wish this were Reddit, and wish I could upvote that 1000 times. I got tired of playing "email stupid time" with BMO tech support. Seriously .. we've exchanged something like 40 emails and I'm left with more questions than answers.


Wasn't the RBC app that was released a few weeks ago supposed to have NFC payments as well....

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This is cool, come on RBC and Bell! Follow suit please

Z10 with OS


RBC Sucks

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Why the need for a special sim when the device has NFC? To make it available to non-NFC devices? I really hope Scotia jumps on board!


Sim stores your mobile Cc number, encryption etc.

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I agree with you on this. Seriously, if the sim is the only "secure" place to store information on a BlackBerry, they have major problems. This special sim requirement has to go.


Hoping this comes to Q10.

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When will it be available for Q10?

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Goddammit Bank of Montreal!!!!!! WTF. Where are you??

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Good news progress-wise! Waiting on a whole Rogers+TD app!

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John Pawling

I was told by Rogers that if you buy a new micro SIM they will be Suretap ones. All you need is a CIBC visa card.

I already have their mobile banking app - this is just adding to their stable of apps.

It took three companies, working together (BlackBerry, Rogers, and CIBC) to pull off thus app. Kudos!

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What do Rogers charge for a compatible SIM card?

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When I got my z10 6months ago Rogers replaced my old sim card with the suretap one for free.

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John Pawling


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Come on TD! All the other banks are making you look bad..


Sweet! Just downloaded the app and registered by calling in to CIBC. They gave me a $15.00 credit on my Visa for downloading the app!

BlackBerry Z10 me likey.


Can't go wrong with free money. Thanks CIBC!


I got the $15 credit too. November I need to go out and try this somewhere.

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Fun Killer

I was excited to see this finally came to z10 but then read you had to be a Rogers customer...such a disappointment that my carrier isn't there yet.


Waiting on RBC and Bell.

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"Get a $15 credit when you download the App and register by December 31st ".

BlackBerry Z10 me likey.


Thanks for the tip!!!

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Why so many security permissions? What does 'read_cellular_data.label' do? Do they really need my phone information if they have my device information? I'm always leery of giving apps carte blanche access.


How many credit cards can one have,,, but now I'm really tempted to get a CIBC credit card just to be able to use this.. (Already have Z10, Rogers and a Suretap SIM) I heard that they can charge up to $10 for a SIM but if yours is "damaged" they'll give you one for free :)


Why only on Rogers? Come on Telus.

ZED-10 for the person on the move. OS


Sorry stupid question of the day: If the OS on the Z10 and Q10 are identical, why is it not available for the Q10??? You TAP your phone not TYPE with the keyboard. Confused.


@luvsql they probably haven't optimized the apps screen sizes for the Q10's resolution.


Why only Rogers? How does a SIM card affect NFC?

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at the bottom of this page you could enter questions, enter (ask) NFC, or see below

Your credit card details are encrypted and stored in a chip called the Secure Element, which is contained within your NFC-enabled smartphone. The Secure Element can only be accessed by permission programs – which, in this case is through the CIBC Mobile Payment App.


Will this come to fido eventually?


Tied to a Rogers sim card is a bummer! When is Telus and Bell going to buy in?


Does the app need to be running for it to work? Does the phone or screen need to be unlocked?


Anyone have an idea why this would be carrier specific? You would think Cibc would want all of their customers to have access to the app.

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Wish it was also debit and covered PC Financial since they are CIBC too...

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Awesome. Too bad I'm with credit union

Sent from The Legendary Zed10


if Blackberry wanted to differentiate itself from the competition it should have worked with all the banks and carriers to be first to market with a fully functional bank app for bb10 and NFC payment compatibility.

they would have gotten way more positive marketing and PR by subsidizing the development of those apps than paying Alicia Keys.

any word on when other carriers and banks will be on board with this?

are there competing NFC payment methods that are hindering wide spread adoption? like mastercard paypass, visa paywave and interac flash?


A while ago I just went to a Rogers store, asked for an LTE card and they gave me one with NFC enabled on it too. I'll give it a couple of weeks to see how useful it is before I pass judgement. Definitely feel like there are a lot of restrictions, but I just so happen to meet all of them (Rogers, CIBC CC user, Z10, NFC-LTE SIM card) so it would be kind of stupid not to try it since it doesn't seem like many people would meet the requirements.


Sweet! Been waiting for this, and I meet all requirements !

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Anyone know if Fido (owned by Rogers and on the same network) uses the same SIM cards?

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Used the app for the first time today and drew a lot of interest from the employees at the store.
One person said "oh cool on an iphone" I then had to break the bad news to her...


BlackBerry Z10 me likey.


Wave of the future....

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Works great! Just dropped by a Rogers store on my way to work, got a new sim for free... got it working within an hour - had to call cibc, setup mobile payments, security etc...

Question, when do I get my $15 credit? So far I haven't seen anything.

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Says on the fine print 60 days:

1 You will receive a $15 credit (the “Credit”) when you download the new CIBC Mobile Payment App and then register for the mobile payment service through CIBC Telephone Banking between October 1 and December 31, 2013 (the “Offer Period”). Offer applies to the primary cardholder and authorized users on the same credit card account who register for the mobile payment service during the Offer Period. Limit one Credit per Primary Cardholder and per each Authorized User. Credit will be awarded to the primary cardholder on the credit card account and will be applied within 60 days from the date that the registration for the mobile payment service was completed by the primary cardholder or authorized user (as applicable). Credit card account must be open and in good standing at the time the $15 Credit is awarded. Offer cannot be combined with any other CIBC offer. Offer may be revoked if you appear to be manipulating or abusing it, or are engaged in any suspicious or fraudulent activity, as determined by CIBC in its sole discretion. Offer may be withdrawn or changed without notice at any time.


Any chance of getting an ETA for the q10 version?

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Has anyone gotten this to work yet? I have successfully registered with CIBC, who informed me I would receive a notification that would ask me to set up a password, but when I opened that notification, there was nothing but the button to call CIBC. Both CIBC and Rogers informed me that there is no issues on their ends. Guessing it may be that I'm running a leaked version of 10.2?