Friday, April 17, 2015

Apple will launch in November, Apple Pay in Canada

Apple Pay payment system is currently only available in the US, but for 2015, Apple plans to expand the geography of the service. According to informed sources, in November, Apple Pay will be available in Canada.

Canada will become the first region outside the United States, where electronic payments will earn Apple. It is known that an American computer electronics giant has plans to launch the system in Europe, which has already signed a partnership agreement with Visa.
Apple Pay was introduced in September last year, and its official launch in the US market took place in the second half of October. The system allows the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 make payments in stores and online in a contactless manner - using technology Near Field Communication NFC.
Now Apple is in talks to launch the service with partners in Canada. Canadian Department of Apple Pay closely with a number of internal and external partners. Among the company's partners in Canada declared Royal Bank of Canada, Toronto-Dominion Bank, Bank of Nova Scotia, Bank of Montreal, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and National Bank of Canada.
Meanwhile, more and more banks and credit unions in the United States supports Apple Pay: at the moment they cover approximately 90% of the total volume of all transactions conducted on credit cards in the United States. In large retail chains Bloomingdale's, Disney Store, Duane Reade and Walgreens customers can already use the system Apple Pay.Some popular applications, for example, HotelTonight, OpenTable, Target and Ticketmaster, also includes support for Apple Pay, allowing users to more easily make a safe purchase.
In early 2015 it was reported that Apple has begun to search for the team of employees Apple Pay, which will work in the UK. In the position description states that the availability of a new geography of the payment system is planned to expand to Europe, Middle East, India and Africa.