Android Pay launches nationally in Canada |

Android Pay launches nationally in Canada

Peter Terlato 31 May 2017 NEWS

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The digital wallet can be used almost everywhere.

As the weather begins to heat up, Canadians are heading to the shops for new clothes, buzzing cafes for afternoon coffees and to hip restaurants for delicious meals. Rather than lugging around their wallet or purse, mobile users can now use Android Pay to cover expenses, with the service being rolled out this week.

Over the next few days, Android Pay will be available for eligible Visa and Mastercard credit cards from BMO Bank of Montreal, CIBC, Banque Nationale, Scotiabank, Desjardins, President’s Choice Financial, ATB Financial, and Canadian Tire Financial Services, plus prepaid Scotiabank and Desjardins cards.

Support for Interac-branded debit cards will be rolled out next week and American Express cards and Tangerine later in the summer. More features, banks and locations will be added in the coming months.

Android Pay has partnered with leading payment platforms and technology providers including Bambora, Chase, Cybersource, First Data, Global Payments, Moneris, Paysafe, WorldPay and Stripe. You’ll also be able to use it to pay on mobile apps such as Lululemon, uber, Ritual, HotelTonight, and more.

Wondering where to start? Install the Android Pay app from the Google Play Store. You can add multiple cards and select which you want to use, taking advantage of the best deals available.

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