Apple Pay Launches for Desjardins, First Announced in La Presse [u]

Apple Pay has launched for Desjardins customers, after the bank has been teasing the mobile wallet was coming soon:

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The announcement was exclusively made within the digital iOS edition of La Presse earlier this morning, just after 6AM EDT, leaving many customers excited:

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Apple Pay will work with a Desjardins Visa credit or prepaid card or a Desjardins Interac debit card.

Desjardins Cash Back MasterCards, Cash Back World MasterCards and World Elite MasterCards will get Apple Pay in 2017.

“Desjardins is proud to add Apple Pay to our line of mobile services—our members and clients can now benefit from this secure and easy to use payment service,” stated André Chatelain, Executive Vice-President, Personal Services, Payments and Desjardins Group Marketing. “Today, smartphones are basically indispensable and demand for mobile services—mobile payment in particular—is only going to grow.”

Apple Pay’s launch today means Desjardins joins RBC, TD, CIBC, Scotiabank, BMO, ATB, Canadian Tire, President’s Choice, Tangerine and Amex.

Thanks JFM and everyone!

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  • Mario Gaucher

    my debit card works… but Visa card, not yet… says not eligible.

  • Cizor

    Desjardins MC World Elite not eligible ..

  • Cizor

    “Desjardins Cash Back MasterCards, Cash Back World MasterCards and World Elite MasterCards will get Apple Pay in 2017.”

    Dawm !!!

  • Yeah, coming in 2017 (updated article after publishing) 0_o

  • Its about time!!!!! Finally!

  • Mario Gaucher

    Visa works fine now.

  • Kevin Caron

    Note that this also adds support for UNI (former Caisse Populaire Acadienne) in NB and Atlantic regions as they operate under Desjardins. I was able to add both my Debit and Visa Desjardins.

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  • jabohn

    In other Apple Pay news, my CIBC Petro-Points MasterCard worked from day one but when I got a new iPhone I could not add the card. It says “unsupported”.

    CIBC support says the card is not supported at this time and that they don’t know how I was able to add the card on my older phone. They are working to add support. This doesn’t exactly make sense… I remember the email that went out a few days after I added the card, saying not to use it if you wanted to get Petro-Points.

  • LouisDC

    Weird, I get the opposite. I could add my Visa Desjardins credit card without problems, but it tells me my Desjardins debit card is not supported…

  • Mario Gaucher

    reboot your phone… try it again… both should work fine now.
    Unless maybe you have a very old debit card which should have been replaced anyway in the last 4-5 years.

  • LouisDC

    I tried rebooting + resetting the phone, but I still get the “Card Not Eligible for Apply Pay” message…

    I guess I’ll have to contact Desjardins. My debit card expires in 2018, so it’s not too old…

  • Mario Gaucher

    mine also expires in 2018…

  • JayD

    If you get a “card not elligible” error, just sign out of iCloud on your device and then sign back in again, and try adding the card again. Instructions as per Desjardins tech support. Worked for me!

  • LouisDC

    I will try that later today, thanks!

  • Scouse@Large

    Come on HSBC next….

  • David

    Yea! Coast capital visa issu d by desk at find works!

  • David

    Issued by desjardins

  • LouisDC

    Just tried that and it worked like a charm, thanks a lot!

  • LouisDC

    I noticed that it does not seem possible to give a name to the Desjardins debit cards (the “name” field is blank and not editable).

    Anyone knows if it’s possible to edit the name? I have two debit cards and setting names would make it easier to identify them in the wallet…

  • Andre

    I think we are gonna wait a long time for HSBC to get their act together. We don’t even have tap and pay on our debit cards…..

  • Got so frustrated with HSBC, we switched away a couple years back to TD. Been pretty happy since.

  • Andre

    Yeah. I’m not waiting for them anymore. I’m gonna open an account at my local RBC next week.

  • Nice. One highlight though, was being able to close the account over the phone.

    Previously, they wanted me to hit up a branch, so I put it off for a long time. But last month, they let me do it over the phone. I was so happy about this, to skip the painful visit to the branch.

  • johnnygoodface

    Same here: 2 visa are fine, and rebooted. Still no Debit card allowed. And I’m not to keen on disconnecting my iCloud account

  • LouisDC

    Disconnecting and reconnecting my iCloud account fixed the debit card issue for me, but I ended up with duplicate calendar entries…