Now a news website accidentally posted all the details of the launch of Android Pay in Canada but the post was soon taken offline
01 June, 2017, 00:58
A lot of Google products and services aren't available in Canada as soon as they are out in the USA, which for Canadians must be even more frustrating than for people in other parts of the world because of the geographical proximity of the two countries. As you'd expect, you can also store your gift and loyalty cards inside the Android Pay app for easy retrieval when needed.
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.
Paysafe's Chief Product Officer, Daniel Kornitzer said: "We are thrilled to offer our Canadian merchants value enhancing in-app Android Pay capabilities".
Spinnell also noted at a launch event that the progress of Android Pay represents the result of a tremendous amount of work, since it means bringing together and satisfying a large number of stakeholders, from merchants, to financial institutions, to payment networks and to customers. Both RBC and TD do support Apple Pay, though, indicating a willingness to support mobile payment options. For each transaction, a virtual account number is transmitted to authorize the payment, so the user's sensitive information is not shared with the merchant.
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. Also, once your cards are registered, if they're lost or stolen, you can use Android Pay to remotely lock or wipe or disable your card. The Bank's securities are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: NA).
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