American Express Launches New Mobile Capability

American Express Cardmembers in CanadaCan Now Make Payments Using their Eligible Android Devices

TORONTO, Nov. 30, 2016 /CNW/ - American Express today announces the launch of Amex Pay, a smart, secure, and simple way to pay using mobile contactless payments on eligible Android devices wherever American Express contactless payments are accepted. Amex Pay is available exclusively through the Amex App for eligible Consumer, Small Business and Corporate Cards issued by Amex Bank of Canada.1

"The launch of Amex Pay is another example of our commitment to innovation and providing our Cardmembers with more ways to use their Cards," says Suat Alaybeyoglu, Vice President Consumer Acquisition & Management at American Express Canada. "Cardmembers can shop with ease using their mobile devices, while continuing to experience the service they've come to expect from American Express."

American Express, which has always been known for its exceptional service, is focusing its attention on taking that service to another level and reaching its mobile-first customers. This includes an increased focus on the Amex App (with revamped, new features, like Use Points for Purchases2), and providing more options to pay with an American Express Card using a mobile device.

The launch of Amex Pay allows American Express Cardmembers in Canada to shop with speed wherever American Express contactless payments are accepted using an eligible Android device. In addition, Cardmembers can rely on the trusted safety and security of American Express, whether they pay in-store with their eligible mobile devices or their plastic American Express Cards, or use their Card online. American Express' intelligent security systems can help detect fraud by spotting something unusual in a Cardmember's spending pattern, and our Fraud Protection Guarantee3 lets Cardmembers shop with confidence.

To get started, Cardmembers can simply activate an eligible American Express Card with Amex Pay on an eligible Android device by downloading or updating the Amex App.

Do More with the Amex App

In addition to enabling Cardmembers to make eligible purchases with an eligible Android device, the Amex App provides Cardmembers with simple convenience to access their account quickly, from virtually anywhere they go:

  • Redeem Membership Rewards® points for eligible travel and everyday purchases charged to the Card- right from the app.
  • Manage accounts with customizable features such as payment due and statement ready alerts.
  • View PDF statements and pending transactions
  • Refer a Friend and you could earn a referral bonus on approved referrals using your phone.4
  • Enrolled Cardmembers can view and manage payments through American Express Installments.5

For more information on Amex Pay please visit:
https://www.americanexpress.com/ca/en/content/mobile-app/

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Available on eligible Cards at participating American Express contactless merchants on eligible devices. Transaction limits may apply.  An NFC enabled Android device running on Kitkat 4.4 or higher is eligible for Amex Pay. Eligible Cards include any American Express Consumer, Small Business or Corporate Card that is not cancelled or suspended and that is issued to you 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 for the Amex Pay Program.

2

You can redeem Membership Rewards points for a statement credit towards an Eligible Travel Purchase charged to an Eligible Card. You must redeem a minimum of 1,000 points per redemption. Redemption rates may vary by Eligible Card. Statement credits on your Card Account should not exceed the aggregate amount of the Eligible Purchase(s) on your Eligible Card. If an otherwise Eligible Purchase participates in the American Express Installment Program, only the amount billed each month will be counted as an Eligible Purchase. You can register for online services to view your Eligible Purchases and to redeem online. Only Eligible Purchases posted to your Card Account during the last 3 months, up to 150 most recent Eligible Purchases, will be displayed for redemption. If you wish to redeem points towards an Eligible Purchase within the last 12 months that is not displayed online, please contact us at the number listed on the back of your Card. For full Membership Rewards Program Terms and Conditions, visit membershiprewards.ca or call 1-800-668-AMEX (2639). Small Business Cardmembers, please call 1-888-721-1046.

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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.

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For more information, visit www.americanexpress.ca/referafriend

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For more information, visit https://www.americanexpress.com/canada/en/installments-learnmore/

 

About American Express in Canada        
American Express in Canada operates as Amex Bank of Canada and Amex Canada Inc. Both are wholly owned subsidiaries of the New York based American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc., the largest operating unit of the American Express Company. Amex Bank of Canada is the issuer of American Express charge and credit cards, with outstanding products like The SimplyCash™ Card from American Express ©, The American Express® Gold Rewards Card, and the American Express®AeroplanPlus® Gold Card. American Express opened its first offices in Toronto and Hamilton in 1853. For more information, visit AmericanExpress.ca or connect with us at Facebook.com/AmericanExpressCanada and YouTube.com/AmericanExpressCAD

SOURCE American Express Canada

For further information: Amanda Betti, American Express Canada, amanda.e.betti@aexp.com

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