One of the biggest banks in the Canada, TD Canada Trust, briefly inadvertently provided evidence of the upcoming launch ofApple Pay in the country. The bank has indeed listed Apple’s mobile payment service on its website as one of the payment methods soon to be accepted. First spotted by the blog iPhone in Canada, the link was immediately removed by the bank afterwards.
Apple Pay was indeed listed briefly in the “Means of Payment” section at the bottom of the TD Canada Trust website, but the link has been removed. Previously, the latter led to a page that explained that Apple Pay would soon support TD Canada Trust debit and credit cards, with a purchase limit set at $ 100 as for other contactless payments in Canada.
Last April, the Wall street journal had actually reported that Apple was in negotiations with the main Canadian banks, namely Royal Bank of Canada, TD Canada Trust, Scotiabank, Bank of Montreal, CIBC and National Bank of Canada, regarding a potential launch in November of its mobile payment system. Note that the six financial institutions combined alone represent more than 90% of Canadian bank accounts. As a reminder, Apple launched Apple Pay in the United States in October 2015, then extended it to the United Kingdom last July.