Visa, MasterCard, Interac Debit now on Apple Pay in Canada

Visa, MasterCard and Interac Debit Cards now work with Apple Pay. MasterCard announced this morning that it is adding support for Apple Pay. Visa has links on their webpage showing how to set up your Visa Card on Apple Pay.


We mentioned last week that Visa, MasterCard and Interac might be on Apple Pay this morning. As of today, Visa and MasterCard credit cardholders with Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC), Canadian Tire Bank can pay with Apple Pay, and other banks like Bank of Montreal should be coming online in the next couple of months.

Interac, Canada’s domestic debit network, has announced that it will support Apple’s mobile payment platforms, which means customers with Interac debit cards issued by RBC and CIBC now work with Apple Pay.

“Apple Pay is an innovative, secure and convenient mobile payment method that will help further the growth and evolution of digital debit payments in Canada,” said Mark O’Connell, President and CEO, Interac Association and Acxsys Corporation. “Interac, when paired with Apple Pay, will bring mobile payments into the ‘everyday’ and allow Canadians to experience enhanced simplicity and ease when paying with Interac.”

Apple has updated its Apple Pay support page to show the changes.

– American Express*
– ATB (MasterCard credit cards)
– Canadian Tire (MasterCard credit cards)
– CIBC (MasterCard and Visa credit cards, Interac debit cards)
– RBC—Royal Bank of Canada (MasterCard and Visa credit cards, Interac debit cards)

“We are thrilled that seven of Canada’s leading banks, including … every one of the Big Five, are bringing Apple Pay to their customers,” said Jennifer Bailey, Apple’s vice-president of Apple Pay, in an interview.


I can personally confirm that the Royal Bank Interac and Visa Cards are working, CIBC Visa is working and of course American Express is as well.

Can you confirm any specific cards are working?


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