TD Canada Trust’s website has left a rather large clue that Canadian citizens could soon have access to Apple Pay, after listing the service as a ‘way to pay’ on its website.
Although the link only offers a brief synopsis of the service available and the insight that transactions will go up to a maximum of C$100, it’s a pretty big hint that the Canadian rollout can’t be too far away.
Sign of things to come
TD Bank, the US subsidiary of TD Canada Trust, has been offering payments through Apple’s platform since December last year and on the evidence of their website, it seems its Canadian counterpart will soon follow suit.
iPhone in Canada had the scoop on this and included a screen grab of the listing in its report:
Encouraging progression elsewhere
The service first launched in the US in October 2014 and is now available in a huge range of outlets across the states, including deals with major companies such as Starbucks.
Apple Pay has been available in the UK since July this year and is steadily growing in popularity with consumers. Rollout in Australia has hit a few obstacles so far, but the service’s progress around the globe seems to be on a steady path regardless.
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