Bank of Nova Scotia and Visa Canada said they are expanding their chip card trial by issuing multipurpose cards to students of Georgian College. The announcement last week coincided with a decision to continue the Visa Cash program in Barrie, Ontario, which Scotiabank launched a year ago this month.

Visa has put considerable effort into Barrie, one of about 70 such trials it has under way around the world, as a counterweight to Mondex Canada's similar showcase in the university town of Guelph, Ontario.

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