Apple to deliver Apple Pay to Canada as soon as March

“Apple is preparing to expand its new Apple Pay payments service internationally with at least the Canadian launch currently scheduled for early 2015, according to sources close to the situation,” Jordan kahn reports for 9to5Mac.

“Apple and Canadian launch partners are in the process of planning advertising and other promotional material for March, which indicates that the launch could come as soon as then,” Kahn reports. “Of course, these are still active discussions and it’s possible the talks could fail to result in a launch by March.”

Kahn reports, “Several sources, however, tell us Apple is currently targeting that timeframe.”

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]

6 Comments

  1. I have a Target VISA card issued by TD Bank USA.
    I have a Sam’s Club MasterCard issued by Synchrony Bank.

    Both banks are on the approved list of Pay, and both of those cards issued directly by those banks currently work fine with Pay.

    But both Target and Sam’s Club, so far, have refused to approve their store-sponsored VISA and MasterCard for Pay.

    I’m becoming a more disgruntled Target and Sam’s customer by the day. Anyone have a different story?

  2. This is very nice to see. In Canada, we have a lot of different means of paying (Including Interac, a fee-free means of paying via one’s bank card), but anonymously purchasing is a wonderful thing. Lots of security issues that one will not have to deal with in the future (or, for people in the U.S: right now : )

  3. Why isn’t there some logo at the checkouts that Apple pay is accepted, along with the list of Credit Cards. I’m tired of pulling out my phone and getting no response.

  4. Unlike the US where you have many banks competing with each other , Canada has only 5 huge banks and there have been serious concerns expressed about too much centralization of financial services-hence concern about whether Apple could get in to retail banking .
    I went to my RBC branch today and they said that they already accept Google wallet but nobody uses it and that I should call back in a couple of months

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