Contactless - "Tap & Go" Abbotsford BC

Your car is low on gas and you are in a rush to get to work. You hurry to the gas station and fill-up. Instead of running into the store and lining u ...

RBC - Abbotsford Branch
(604) 853-2212
33780 South Fraser Way
Abbotsford, BC
Languages
English, French
Office Hours
Monday: 09:30 - 16:00
Tuesday: 09:30 - 16:00
Wednesday: 09:30 - 16:00
Thursday: 09:30 - 16:00
Friday: 09:30 - 17:00
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Scotiabank
(604) 870-3200
#100-2777 Gladwin Road
Abbotsford, BC
 
RBC - Sevenoaks Shopping Centre Branch
(604) 853-8384
32900 South Fraser Way-Suite 142
Abbotsford, BC
Languages
Panjabi, English, French
Office Hours
Monday: 09:30 - 16:00
Tuesday: 09:30 - 16:00
Wednesday: 09:30 - 16:00
Thursday: 09:30 - 16:00
Friday: 09:30 - 17:00
Saturday: 09:30 - 16:00
Sunday: Closed

Scotiabank
(604) 504-4150
31205 Maclure Road
Abbotsford, BC
 
RBC - Main Br-Clearbrook
(604) 855-5349
31975 South Fraser Way
Abbotsford, BC
Languages
Hindi, Panjabi, English, French
Office Hours
Monday: 09:30 - 16:00
Tuesday: 09:30 - 16:00
Wednesday: 09:30 - 16:00
Thursday: 09:30 - 16:00
Friday: 09:30 - 17:00
Saturday: 09:30 - 16:00
Sunday: Closed

BMO Bank of Montreal
(604) 854-8762
101-32988 South Fraser Way
Abbotsford, BC
Type
Branch with ABM

Scotiabank
(604) 755-1060
106-2618 Mcmillan Road
Abbotsford, BC
 
BMO Bank of Montreal
(604) 853-8151
32112 S Fraser Way
Abbotsford, BC
Type
Branch with ABM

Canadian Western Bank - Abbotsford
(604) 855-4941
2548 Clearbrook Road
Abbotsford, BC
Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 9:00 - 4:00

RBC - Mission Branch
(604) 820-4700
33114 1St Ave
Mission, BC
Languages
English, French
Office Hours
Monday: 09:30 - 16:00
Tuesday: 09:30 - 16:00
Wednesday: 09:30 - 16:00
Thursday: 09:30 - 16:00
Friday: 09:30 - 17:00
Saturday: 09:30 - 16:00
Sunday: Closed

Contactless - "Tap & Go"

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(NC)-Your car is low on gas and you are in a rush to get to work. You hurry to the gas station and fill-up. Instead of running into the store and lining up to pay for your gas, you use your credit card and simply "tap" it against a payment reader, which is conveniently located at the pump and the transaction is confirmed within seconds - less than half the time of a cash transaction. No waiting, no fuss, and you never let go of your card. The best part is, these new contactless cards are available today and can be used at thousands of retail locations across the country.

Contactless cards are processed through the same financial payments networks that process millions of magnetic stripe transactions securely. The primary difference is that contactless cards have the added feature of radio frequency (RF) technology to transmit card information to the merchant's payment terminal, instead of requiring a magnetic stripe to be swiped or inserted. Contactless functionality can be simply added to the regular features and functions of a payment card, so consumers have the choice to use either the contactless or traditional functionality of their card when making purchases.

The MasterCard PayPass contactless technology is designed to allow consumers to make small ticket purchases by simply "tapping" or touching their card onto a retailer's payment terminal. PayPass transactions are faster than paying by cash and designed for busy merchant environments like quick-serve restaurants, concessions stands, gas stations, the cinema, and drive-thrus. In Canada, PayPass can already be used at Tim Hortons restaurants, Petro Canada gas stations, and Cineplex Entertainment movie theatres to name a few.

"By opening the door to contactless payment, MasterCard is creating a whole new world of options for merchants and consumers," said Kevin Stanton, President of MasterCard Canada. "For example, MasterCard PayPass delivers a 15 to 20 per cent reduction in wait-time in stores, and a 40 per cent reduction in wait-time at drive-thrus and quick-service restaurants."

In other parts of the world the power of PayPass contactless payment has proven so popular that it is already being introduced into other formats, including the world's first soccer-themed watch equipped with MasterCard PayPass in Europe. Only time will tell when we might see similar applications in Canada.

For more information on PayPass please visit www.mastercard.ca.

Credit: www.newscanada.com