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More Canadian Banks Add Support for Apple Pay

Two out of Canada's "big five" banks now support the mobile payments service
May 10, 2016

Apple Pay is really beginning to rocket in Canada. Two more banks have now added support for the service, and three additional banks are set to follow in the “coming months,” according to a recent report. This all spells good news for Canadians looking to start using the mobile payments solution with their own bank.

The new banks, as MacRumors reports, are RBC and CIBC, and the ones set to follow are TD Canada Trust, Scotiabank, and BMO. The addition of these final three will see Canada's top five banks support Apple Pay, meaning most customers in the country should have the option of configuring Apple's service on their iOS device or Apple Watch.

ATB Financial and Canadian Tire Bank also added support for Apple Pay today. MacRumors adds:

Apple Pay support is also coming soon to Air Canada, Aldo, Domino's, Pizza Pizza, Zulily, and the TTC transit system in Toronto. The payments service can also be used in apps such as Apple, Delta, Etsy, Fancy, Groupon, Kickstarter, Priceline, Starbucks, Ticketmaster, Uber, and Zara starting in June.

The news comes not long after more banks added support for Apple Pay in the United States and the United Kingdom, with the latter most notably including support for Barclays, the last of Britain's “big banks” to be holding out on the service.

You can use Apple Pay on an iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus, SE, iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 4, or Apple Watch. Configuring Apple Pay can happen inside either the Wallet iOS app or the Settings application.