Samsung Canada has announced that Samsung Pay now supports personal payment cards issued by Royal Bank of Canada (RBC).

Samsung also works with CIBC, American Express Canada, ATB Financial, Interac Debit, Mastercard, Scotiabank and Visa Canada.

More partners will be supporting Samsung Pay in the near future, including, Tangerine and Peoples Card Services.

“We’re excited to work with RBC, a valued and longstanding partner, in delivering an exclusive, industry-leading mobile payment experience through Samsung Pay,” said Paul Brannen, COO and Executive Vice President of Samsung Electronics Canada.  “Samsung Pay provides real-life benefits to Canadians, ensuring the cards they need are easily available on their smartphone.”

Samsung Pay uses MST combined with NFC to allow users to pay on any type of terminal anywhere in the world. MST stands for Magnetic Secure Transmission, which mimics the same type of transmission that occurs when you swipe a debit/credit card.

Samsung Pay is secured by your fingerprint, iris or a four-digit pin along with tokenization and the defence-grade Samsung Knox mobile security platform.

Samsung Pay is available in 20 countries and works on the following Samsung devices, Galaxy S9 and S9+, Galaxy Note8; Galaxy S8 and S8+; Galaxy S7 and S7 edge; Galaxy S6, S6 edge, and S6 edge+; Galaxy Note5, Galaxy A8 and Galaxy A5.

If you have a compatible Samsung device, you can download the Samsung Pay app from the Samsung Apps/Galaxy Store or the Google Play Store.

You can learn more about Samsung Pay on their website.

Source: Samsung Canada (via CNW)

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