Elavon, a credit card processor and subsidiary of U.S. Bancorp, has extended Apple Pay support for Interac, Visa and MasterCard branded cards in Canada.
The new facility, which was earlier available to American Express cardholders, will contribute in customers’ growth while increasing payment security, according to Elavon.
Elavon is one of the first payment processing companies to offer Apple Pay to Canadian businesses, and provides support for in-person payments, as well as in-app purchases for Interac, Visa, MasterCard and American Express branded cards.
Working with existing Elavon EMV-contactless point of sale terminals in Canada, Apple Pay is transforming mobile payments with an easy, secure and private way to pay that’s fast and convenient.
To pay with iPhone, users need to place their finger on Touch ID and hold their iPhone near the contactless reader until the word "Done" and a checkmark appear on the display.
Elavon Canada senior vice president and general manager Mia Huntington said: "Canadians are early adopters of payment technology. The addition of the major card brands, along with the increasing consumer demand for contactless convenience, will continue to drive adoption of Apple Pay in Canada.
"Elavon and Apple Pay enable businesses to offer the secure payment options their customers expect through their preferred method of payment, including their iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch."