“We know the PC Financial customer wants simplicity, convenience and, most importantly, security when making a payment, and we look forward to offering Apple Pay as a digital option that delivers on all of these values,” Barry Columb, President of PC Bank, said in a statement.
Apple Pay allows users to easily pay for items in select stores and from within supported apps with a connected debit or credit card. Because the card number is not stored in your device (or on an Apple server), your info is secure and private.
Major Canadian retailers, including Canadian Tire, Indigo, Tim Hortons and all Loblaw grocery and drug stores (which PC Financial is a division of) all accept Apple Pay. Apps from the likes of UBER and Starbucks also accept Apple Pay.
Apple Pay works in stores on the iPhone SE, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch. The iPhone SE, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 4 and iPad Pro can all be used to make purchases using Apple Pay within supported apps.
PC Financial has not indicated if they are going to extend Apple Pay to banking customers at this time, but did confirm PC Points will still be collected when using Apple Pay with a PC Financial MasterCard or PC Financial World Elite MasterCard.
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