Since then, Apple has been working on talks with banks in Canada to launch a wider net for Apple Pay, so that those without an American Express card could use the mobile payment option. Now, several months later, The Toronto Star reports that on Wednesday, June 1, Apple Pay support will launch for not only TD Canada Trust, but also BMO, and ScotiaBank — three of the largest banks in the region.
The report indicates that the launch will land between 5:30 am and 8:30 am Eastern Time, which should mean that customers of each bank should be able to add their debit and/or credit cards to Apple Pay.
For customers of the banks, the report indicates that Apple Pay will work with MasterCard and Interac for BMO customers; Visa and Interac cards at Scotiabank; and Visa, MasterCard, and Interac will work with TD Canada Trust. Customers will be able to scan their cards with the camera on their iPhone, or enter them in manually, but you’ll need your iOS-based device to be running iOS 8.1 or later to use the mobile payment option.
Apple has it listed that Canadian Tire Bank and ATB Financial will be adding support for Apple Pay for in-app purchases only.
With these three banks added to the list, that means that all five big banks in the region support Apple Pay, with RBC and CIBC rolling out support earlier this month.
Apple Pay is supported in the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, and iPhone SE. It is also supported in the iPad mini 4, iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, and iPad mini 3 all support Apple Pay for in-app purchases. Customers can also use their Apple Watch to make payments at physical registers with Apple Pay.