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American Express Canada Expands Mobile Wallet Portfolio with Samsung Pay

Samsung Pay now Available in Canada for American Express Cardmembers

TORONTO, Nov. 1, 2017 /CNW/ - American Express announces the Canadian availability of Samsung Pay, a simple, safe and convenient way to make mobile payments on the go. This service is available for eligible Canadian Consumer, Small Business and Corporate Cards issued by Amex Bank of Canada1 and is supported on the Galaxy Note8; Galaxy S8 and S8+; Galaxy S7 and S7 edge; Galaxy S6, S6 edge, and S6 edge+; Galaxy Note5 and Galaxy A5, exclusively in the Samsung Galaxy Apps Store.

"We know our Cardmembers love the speed and convenience of paying for purchases with a tap of their mobile device," says Megan McKee, Vice President of Consumer Cards at American Express Canada. "That's why we're thrilled to add Samsung Pay to our digital payment portfolio. Now our Cardmembers have even greater flexibility and choice in how they choose to pay."

Whether it's paying for the tab at lunch or a morning coffee, Cardmembers can simply add their eligible American Express Card to Samsung Pay, exclusively through the Samsung Galaxy Apps Store, to make fast and convenient purchases at American Express accepting merchants. Moreover, this announcement marks the availability of American Express on all three leading mobile wallets in Canada.

"We're excited to partner with American Express to help bring Samsung Pay to more Canadian consumers," says Paul Brannen, COO and Executive Vice President of Samsung Electronics Canada. "Not only will this enhance our digital wallet, but it will also empower Amex Cardmembers with a seamless mobile payment solution that is designed for simplicity, security and convenience."

The availability of Samsung Pay is another example of how American Express Canada is furthering its digital-first strategy. With recent updates to the Amex Mobile App, such as Use Points for Purchases, push notifications and touch ID, the company is continuing to offer new services and features to make it easier than ever to pay on the go.

Trusted Safety and Security
Cardmembers can shop with peace of mind thanks to American Express' intelligent security systems and Fraud Protection Guarantee.* They can authorize their transaction with their PIN, fingerprint or iris.

How to add an eligible American Express Card to Samsung Pay

  • Select the Samsung Pay Icon on your phone and log in with your Samsung account information.
  • After you've logged in, choose "Credit cards" and tap "Add a card".
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to upload your American Express Card information.
  • You're ready to shop with Samsung Pay.

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We will guarantee protection against fraudulent payments on your Card, provided you have taken the responsibility to notify us immediately, and you have complied with your Card Terms and Conditions.


An eligible Card is an active American Express credit or charge Card issued by Amex Bank of Canada. Prepaid Cards and products (such as the American Express Gift Card) as well as Corporate Purchasing Cards, Global Dollar Cards and Corporate Meeting Cards are not eligible.

About American Express Canada
American Express is a global services company, providing customers with access to products, insights and experiences that enrich lives and build business success. American Express was established in Canada in 1853 and offers award winning products like The American Express® Gold Rewards Card and The SimplyCash™ Preferred Card from American Express. Learn more at and connect with us on and

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SOURCE American Express Canada

For further information: Meghan Giffin, on behalf of American Express Canada,

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