Apple Pay expanded to all of Canada’s major banks

As of this morning, Apple Pay users can finally add their Visa, MasterCard and debit cards from the country’s five major banks, the Toronto Star reports. Apple Pay launched in Canada last November, but only for non-bank American Express cardholders. Last month Apple Pay expanded to support Visa and MasterCard in Canada, but only for Royal Bank of Canada and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce customers. Today BMO, TD and Scotiabank join the other banks included in Canada’s “Big Five” in allowing customers to add all of their cards to Apple Pay. Bank customers have noted that they can only use their credit cards for in-app payments, with debit cards still not working for purchases within iOS. ATB and Canadian Tire credit cards also work for in-app payments.


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