Following a rollout to the Royal Bank of Canada and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce earlier this month, Apple Pay is now coming to the other three big banks in Canada. With this rollout, Apple Pay is now supported by all of Canada’s “big five banks.” As reported by The Toronto Star, BMO, TD and Scotiabank customers will be able to use Apple starting tomorrow, June 1st.
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More specifically, Apple Pay will work with Visa, MasterCard, and Interac at TD Canada Trust, Visa and Interac at Scotiabank, and Interac and MasterCard at BMO.
Apple originally teased Apple Pay support for these three banks at the beginning of May by listing them on the Apple Pay website in Canada as “coming soon.”
Apple Pay initially launched in Canada last November, but only with nonbank issued American Express Cards due to disagreements between Apple and the big banks over the fee structure. That changed earlier this month when Apple Pay launched for Royal Bank of Canada and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce customers.
News of the extended rollout in Canada comes a week after Apple VP Jennifer Bailey teased that the company is working “rapidly” to bring Apple Pay to more countries across Europe and Asia. Last week, Apple Pay also fully launched in Singapore with support from five major banks.
Here in the United States, Apple continues to rapidly rollout Apple Pay to additional banks. Kohls also recently announced that it has integrated Apple Pay with its rewards system.
Once Apple Pay is live for BMO, TD and Scotiabank customers in Canada tomorrow morning, users can add their debit and credit cards by opening the Wallet app on iOS 9 and tap the plus (+) icon in the top right corner to begin, then following the prompts. To add a debit card to the Apple Watch, go to the Apple Watch app on iPhone and look for the Wallet & Apple Pay section, then Add Credit or Debit Card section.
Apple Pay works with the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, Apple Watch, iPad mini 4, iPad Air 2, and both iPad Pro models.
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