Wherever You Can Tap, You Can Pay With Your Android Device

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A Secure Way to Pay

When you pay in a store, Google Pay uses an encrypted number instead of your actual card number, keeping your card details safe. Plus, your payment information is protected with multiple layers of security.

Tap to Pay Within Apps

Use your personal RBC credit card on your Android device to pay, in any app that accepts Google Pay.

Track Your Spending

View your balance, available credit and RBC Rewards® points balance while you’re on the go using the RBC Mobile app1.

Setting Up Google Pay is Easy

To Get Started You’ll Need
  • Your physical RBC debit and credit card(s)
  • To download the app from Google Play or check to see if it’s already installed on your phone
    Get the RBC Mobile app on Google Play (opens in a new window)
  • To add your card to an eligible Android device
    • Just follow the simple steps on your Android device. Adding a card is easy!
Paying with Google Pay

Simply unlock your phone and hold it near the terminal – you don’t even need to open the app. Use Google Pay at just about any terminal where you can tap.

Top Questions About Google Pay

Google Pay is a digital payment wallet offered by Google LLC. that enables users to make contactless payments at point of sale (“POS”), In-App and Online purchases using a supported Android device.

You can add you RBC personal credit cards (VISA and MasterCard) and debit cards (Interac) to Google Pay. You can add multiple credit cards to Google Pay.

Note: When you add a card to Google Pay, Google Pay, Google may add the card to your Google Payments account for use on Google Play and elsewhere.

The first card that you set up in Google Pay will automatically become your default card. If you add more than one card, you can set the default card in the Google Pay App. Make sure you set your default with the RBC card you want to use for most purchases.

Unlock your phone as your normally would using your passcode, fingerprint, etc. and hold it near the contactless reader. A subtle vibration and beep will let you know the payment information was successfully sent.

For purchases in Apps and websites that that support Google Pay, simply choose the Google Pay option at checkout and follow the on screen instructions.

Note: For convenience, Google allows for limited transactions to made when your phone is locked. You should therefore secure your phone with the same care you would your cards.

When you add your debit or credit cards to Google Pay the number from the plastic card(s) is replaced with a secure digital number also called a token. This token is a virtual number to represent your VISA, MasterCard, or Client Card without using the actual number.

A digital account number or token is a substitute account number that replaces the card number and is used to make secure purchases in stores and in-app. A digital account number will not work outside of the secure payment environment.

You can make a return the same way you would with your plastic card today – contact the business directly along with your receipt. We do recommend you bring the device you used when returning items purchased with Google Pay.

For simple changes (e.g. card renewal/replacement), the new expiration date will be automatically updated so there is no action required. However for new cards and some replacements (e.g. product changes), you will need to remove the old card and add the new one to Google Pay.

Near Field Communication (NFC) is a short-range wireless technology that allows two devices to exchange information quickly, conveniently and securely at close proximity. Google Pay uses NFC technology to transmit payment card information from the phone to a contactless payment (tap) terminal.