Android Pay Launches in Canada to Take on Apple Pay

Android Pay has officially launched in Canada, bringing yet another mobile wallet for consumers and also to challenge Apple Pay.

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The Wednesday launch will support Visa and Mastercard credit cards from BMO, CIBC, Banque Nationale, Scotiabank, Desjardins, PC Financial, ATB Financial and Canadian Tire Financial services, according to Google speaking with The Financial Post. Notably absent from the launch is RBC and TD.

Google says Interac debit will be rolling out Monday, while American Express and Tangerine will jump on board later this summer.

To use Android Pay in Canada, users will require a device that can run Android KitKat 4.4 or higher.