Moneris supports Android Pay in Canada

Canadian Vending
June 01, 2017
By Canadian Vending
Toronto – Google has introduced Android Pay in Canada, enabling Android users with participating cards to make Interac Debit, Visa, Mastercard and American Express credit card purchases with their Android mobile phone or tablet.

Credit and debit card processor Moneris Solutions Corporation supports Android Pay for both in-store and in-app purchases. The digital wallet will help businesses accept more payment types and offer a secure and convenient checkout experience for consumers, the company said in a news release.

"Moneris processes over three billion transactions annually and of that, we predict 50 per cent will be made by contactless cards or devices by year end," said Jeff Guthrie, chief sales officer at Moneris. "Android is one of the leading mobile platforms in Canada and we are prepared to support our merchants to accept Android Pay today."

Tap-and-go transactions are quickly becoming a standard payment method for Canadian consumers. Moneris' Q1 2017 quarterly spend report suggests a rapid increase of contactless spend with more than 62 per cent growth year-over-year and is expected to continue with the addition of Android Pay in Canada.

"We're excited to bring the simplicity and security of mobile payments to Moneris customers with Android Pay," said Pali Bhat, vice-president of Payments, Google. "Starting today, people will be able to use their Android device to pay across mobile apps and at hundreds of thousands of contactless payment terminals in Canada."

Moneris makes its application program Interfaces and software development kits available to Canadian developers seeking Android Pay in-app payment integration for Android mobile apps. In-app payments enable consumers to make one-touch purchases, eliminating the process of entering cardholder information at the time of purchase within apps.

The company’s software development kit and application program interfaces for Android Pay are available today for all developers on the Moneris Developer Portal. Whether the device is integrated or standalone, wired, wireless, or a mobile point-of-sale solution, they can all support tap technology, allowing Android Pay to be accepted anywhere a sale takes place.

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