MBNA Canada Apple Pay Launch Coming in June; HSBC Website Teases Apple Pay

Last month, MBNA Canada updated customers to note Apple Pay was still on pace for a “mid-2017” launch, something they have echoed since last November.

Now, according to reliable source familiar with the situation, MBNA Canada is set to launch Apple Pay in June, as beta testing has reached its final round with employees.

MBNA Canada’s credit card portfolio is owned by TD Canada, which the latter acquired back in 2011. TD Canada launched Apple Pay last summer along with other big Canadian banks.

HSBC Canada website teases Apple Pay

HSBC Canada is set to launch Apple Pay soon as well, as the bank has been telling customers since last month “it’s coming our way shortly.”

The bank’s placeholder site for Apple Pay is visible over at hsbc.ca/applepay and it shows the following:

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The website lists the following credit cards as eligible for Apple Pay:

HSBC Premier World Mastercard®
HSBC Premier Mastercard®
HSBC Gold Mastercard
HSBC Advance Mastercard
HSBC Mastercard
HSBC BusinessVantage® Mastercard
HSBC BusinessVantage Plus Mastercard

Last week, Apple’s support document listing Canadian banks that supported Apple Pay added HSBC.

With Apple’s WWDC set to kick off the first week of June, it is likely we will hear further Apple Pay announcements at the keynote or during the week.

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  • wei

    HSBC already have full apple pay support, they just did not advertise for it. Please change the title…

  • Does it work for you?

  • Andre

    Just added my 2 HSBC cards on iPhone and Watch. Worked like a charm.

  • Alan

    I also managed to add MBNA master card to Apple Pay, it’s added, just says need to call MBNA to activate. Also card has a blank image…

  • Alan

    Now it’s activated….

  • Chzplz

    Too late. Switched to Tangerine.

  • Spiridus

    Same but if only Tangerine would catch-up and release Apple Pay for their Debit, then I will completely move my banking over to them.

  • Peter Mikhail

    it didn’t work for me. But I got a call from their customer service saying that they are working on it.

  • Prab

    Any update on National Bank?

  • DonatelloNinjaTurtle

    Really? When I try it shows not supported.

  • DonatelloNinjaTurtle

    Really? What does Tangerine have that’s appealing? Didn’t they just reduce the benefits on their MasterCard?

  • Chzplz

    They still have a Free cashback MC. I need MC for Costco gas.

  • wei

    Yes! The code takes time to send out to me. Call customer service can solve the problem for sure.

  • Kirk

    What MasterCard do you have? I have platinum and it does not work.

  • DonatelloNinjaTurtle

    I’m not arguing against a MC. But what kind of rate are you getting for Costco gas? Can Costco be one of those categories that get higher cash back rate?

  • bbousquet

    On a side note, I challenged Capital One again via Twitter with the following:
    “Any news on the #ApplePay front? Are you trying to be last to the party? #MBNA and #HSBC just added it”.

    Their response was:
    “It’s not a party until we’ve arrived 🙂 we’re evaluating Apple Pay and other digital payment innovations.Stay tuned! ^NM”

    (same canned answer they’ve been giving forever)

  • Alan

    Platinum travel I think… later on when I try to added to my Apple Watch as well, it just won’t happen anymore. So I can only use it on my phone for now. Guess they quickly closed the loophole. But it’s definitely coming soon tho. When I called them to activate on my iPhone they knew exactly how to do it.

  • Spiridus

    I was going through the process of getting a Tangerine MC until I saw how high their interest rates are. Instead, I just got one through MBNA for 7% instead of Tangerine’s 19%.

  • bbousquet

    Interest rate is irrelevant if you don’t carry a balance. I have a low interest Capital One MC for those instances.

  • Gyarados

    Any update on Capital One, Chase and Rogers Bank?

  • Kirk

    That’s so weird. I got a platinum as well. You lucked out lol. I have other cards added anyway, but this is my last one