Bank website outs Apple Pay debut in Canada

“We’ve already seen numerous payment processors advertise Apple Pay support and now it’s listed on TD Canada Trust’s website under ‘Ways to Pay’ in the footer,” Gary Ng reports for iPhone in Canada. “The link to Apple Pay returns a blank page, but this addition is a major hint something is brewing.”

“TD Canada Trust’s U.S. subsidiary, TD Bank, launched support for Apple Pay last December, leading many to believe a transition into Canada is next for the financial institution,” Ng reports. “Here are screenshots from the Apple Pay website on TD Canada Trust’s page that’s still live. It lists TD Visa cards that support Apple Pay, plus the footnotes say transactions are limited to $100… and also denotes the website ApplePay.ca (which is registered to Apple Canada).”

Read more, and see the screenshots, in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Judging by the pace of Apple Pay’s rollout across the world (it’s still just U.S.- and U.K.-only), getting the agreements in place for launching Apple Pay in countries must be, as Steve would say, “a bag of hurt.”

SEE ALSO:
Starbucks, KFC, and Chili’s to accept Apple Pay this year – October 8, 2015
Apple starts Shanghai tech service company to bring Apple Pay to China – September 17, 2015
Apple Pay in Australia faces $2 billion fee sticking point with Aussie bankers – August 17, 2015
Apple Pay launches in the UK – July 14, 2015
Apple Pay launches today and retail will never be the same – October 20, 2014

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Arline M.” for the heads up.]

7 Comments

  1. Yep, no Apple Pay in Australia. The payments system is run by a consortium of banks (we only have a few and three of them are among the world’s largest) and the fees are regulated by government.

    The consortium doesn’t want to pay Apple’s fees which would be a sizeable chunk of the money paid by the retailers.

    And these is little incentive for the retailers: Australia has had chip/pin cards for years so fraud is relatively low.

    Europe presents similar problems.

  2. Royal Bank of Canada supports Apple Pay in it’s US subsidiary but not in Canada-yet
    The banking sector in Canada is highly concentrated and regulated which may be a bad thing for competition but then again we didn’t have to bail anyone out in 2008

  3. Here in US.. In tha last couple months i have noticed a surge in merchants accepting apple pay…. Which is absolutely a delight..
    I love going to a store .. And holding my watch on the nfc reader and bam done..
    Even the merchants and cashiers get a kick out of it!:)

  4. I have been saying it for over a year now; the first Canadian bank to offer Apple Pay will get my entire accounts and business. I am encouraging others to follow.

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