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Paytm forays into Canadian market

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Alibaba-backed Paytm today announced its foray into the Canadian market with the launch of its bill payments service in the North American country.

"Users in will now be able to pay for their cell phone, cable, internet, electricity and water bills. In addition to this, users will also be able to pay for their and property taxes by using the new Paytm app," Paytm said in a statement.

The app will be available for both Android and iOS users in Canada, it added.

"We are excited to announce that starting today, consumers in will be able to access the seamless Paytm experience that is already well-known in for its convenience. We are confident that Canada will be a very successful market for us," Paytm Labs CEO Harinder Takhar said.

Mayor John Tory, who was present at Paytm's headquarters in Noida, said the city has been home to the Paytm Labs team since 2014.

Paytm Labs, located in Toronto, Canada, is the research and development division of Paytm.

"is the city for a company looking to locate in North America with our multisector strength and our exceptional diverse talent pool. With the Canadian app launch, we look forward to Paytm's success and being an integral part to its growth story globally," Tory said.

Paytm has expanded its team, growing from a two-person operation to a full-fledged team of data scientists and engineers.

In India, Paytm is one of the largest financial technology platforms. With a current user base of over 200 million, Paytm offers services like payments/recharges, mobile wallets, e-commerce and will soon launch payment banking services.

Its investors include Ant Financial (Alipay), Alibaba Group, SAIF Partners and Mediatek.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, March 16 2017. 19:23 IST