Samsung Canada teams up with RBC to expand Samsung Pay availability to Canadians

24. May 2018.

Samsung Electronics Canada Inc. announced that Royal Bank of Canada personal payment cards are now supported by Samsung Pay, according to a press release.

This latest announcement follows the expanded Canadian availability of Samsung Pay, with RBC joining existing Samsung Pay partners including CIBC, American Express Canada, ATB Financial, Interac Debit, Mastercard, Scotiabank and Visa Canada.

Samsung said in the press release that this latest expansion comes as Canadians are increasingly looking to their banking and smartphone providers for fast, seamless experiences at check out.

In 2016, 29 percent of Canadians actively used their smartphone to make mobile payments, while 74 percent of mobile payers state they would like to see rewards programs and mobile wallets integrated to ensure they can redeem rewards points immediately, according to a report from Neilson that Samsung cited in the press release.

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