Wednesday, 28 June, 2017

Android Pay is now available in Canada

Android Pay is now live in Canada Android Pay expands to Canada
Rosalie Gross | 01 June, 2017, 01:09

For online purchases Android Pay works with such apps as Lululemon, Uber, Ritual, and HotelTonight - among many others. Like, come on. It's Canada, Google, where's the poutine?

Available for download from the Google Play Store, Android Pay offers a fast, simple and secure way to use a card to buy things in apps or stores - all without pulling out a physical wallet.

Consumers will be able to tap and pay at Rogers Wireless, Freedom Mobile, Telus, Sears, Indigo/Chapters/Coles, Jean Coutu, Loblaws, McDonald's, Tim Horton's, Pizza Pizza, Petro-Canada and Rexall PharmaPlus locations. Also, VISA and MasterCard are supported right away with American Express and Tangerine support coming this summer. It can also be used for in-app purchases.

"Following the successful enablement in several of our other regions, Global Payments is pleased to extend our support for Android Pay to Canada", said Frank T. Young, SVP, Global Product and Innovation.

Rumor was that Android Pay would be arriving in Canada before the end of May, and sure enough that turned out to be the case.

About National Bank of CanadaWith $239 billion in assets as at April 30, 2017, National Bank of Canada, together with its subsidiaries, forms one of Canada's leading integrated financial groups. Although it'll be a long, long time before contactless mobile payments are ubiquitous, the availability gap between services is already small enough that you don't have to be very picky about your choice of devices. And if your Android phone is ever lost or stolen, you can simply use Google's Find My Device feature to instantly lock your device from anywhere, secure it with a new password, or even wipe it clean of your personal information.

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