Global Payments Announces Full Support for Android Pay in Canada

Bruno Cirelli
Giugno 1, 2017

The Android Pay debut in Canada was teased at Google's I/O developer conference keynote earlier this month, and reported as imminent last week by MobileSyrup.

After the official announcement during Google I/O 2017, support for Android Pay in Canada is finally rolling out starting today. Android Pay will also be supported in apps like 1-800-Flowers, Atom, B&H, DoorDash, Fancy, Hotel Tonight, Lululemon, PayRange, Ritual, Shopify, and Uber.

As for where you'll be able to use Android Pay, Google thinks you'll find "hundreds of thousands" of shops including "Tim Hortons, Loblaws, Petro-Canada, McDonald's, Indigo, Pizza Pizza, Sears Canada and in TELUS, Rogers, and Freedom Mobile retail stores".

You'll need an eligible Visa or MasterCard credit card issued by BMO Bank of Montreal, CIBC, Banque Nationale, Scotiabank, Desjardins, Presidents Choice Financial, ATB Financial, or Canadian Tire Financial Services, or a prepaid card from Scotiabank or Desjardins.

American Express and Tangerine support are "coming later this summer", Google says. "Our digital payments collaboration with Google reflects our desire to simplify payments for merchants while making in-app mobile purchases easy and secure for the consumer".

The addition of Canadian access comes hot on the heels of Russian Federation (which went online May 23rd), and brings Android Pay up to 12 countries. But still two major institutions have been overlooked which are TD Canada Trust, and the Royal Bank of Canada. After downloading the app and setting it up, users can simply tap their NFC-equipped phone on compatible terminals to make payments. Obviously you can add multiple cards into Android Pay, and select which one to use before you make any payment.

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