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Android Pay launches in Canada today (Update: Now in Taiwan too)

A day after launching in Canada, Android Pay has now hit the shores of Taiwan.

Published onJune 1, 2017

Update: Android Pay landed in Canada only yesterday, but now it has touched down in Taiwan. The tap-and-go payment service arrives with support for two banks, CTBC and First Bank, but Google says that it will roll out to Hua Nan Bank, Shin Kong Bank and EnTie Commercial Bank soon. As with the Android Pay rollout in other locations, the service can be used in popular stores across the country, such as Barista Coffee and cama cafe. 

It's good timing from Google, with the announcement landing right in the middle of Computex 2017 in Taipei. For more on the Android Pay Taiwan launch, go here.

After rolling out in the US back in September of 2015, Android Pay has now officially launched in Canada. Google made the announcement earlier today, outlining the initial banks that would support its mobile payments service.

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Android Pay will be available for ATB Financial, Banque Nationale, BMO, Canadian Tire Financial Services, CIBC, Desjardins, President’s Choice Financial, and Scotiabank. As in the US, Google is expected to roll out the Android Pay to more banks in future.

The digital wallet works with Canadian Visa and MasterCard credit and debit cards, as well as Interac debit cards from Monday. Google also confirmed that support for American Express and Tangerine cards would follow soon.

Android Pay lets users make quick-and-easy in-store purchases without needing to enter credit card details. After downloading the app and setting it up, users can simply tap their NFC-equipped phone on compatible terminals to make payments. Android Pay is also compatible with certain apps and online services too, allowing users to complete one-tap purchases.

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