National Bank Launches Apple Pay for Mastercard, Debit Coming Soon


Yesterday, we first told you National Bank was set to launch Apple Pay on August 1, and as expected, the bank has debuted support for the iPhone’s mobile wallet.

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National Bank customers can now add their Mastercards to Apple Pay. Here are the following credit cards eligible:

  • Echo Cashback
  • World Elite
  • World
  • Allure
  • Edition
  • Platinum
  • Banking SolutionsTM
  • Syncro
  • MC1® Gold Ovation
  • Escapade
  • National Bank Ultramar
  • National Bank CAA Rewards
  • Private Banking 1859 World Elite

National Bank says customers need to download the latest version of their iOS app, which was updated today to support Apple Pay.

As for debit card support, it’s not here yet, but National Bank says it’s coming soon: “We plan to offer this option so you can take full advantage of the benefits of mobile payments. We plan to launch mobile debit payments on Apple Pay in the months following this announcement.”

Let us know how Apple Pay works for you if you’re a National Bank customer.


  • It’s Me

    And again, PC Financial bringing up the rear. Still no support for debit.

  • mcfilmmakers

    It’s a grocery store brand for crying out loud. You can’t possibly expect them to lead the charge!

  • It’s Me

    Why not? They are completely and 100% CIBC on the backend. Further, PC used to pride themselves on “leading the charge” for customers.

    At this point it’s far from expecting them to lead. At this point it would nice if they made even minimal effort to catch up instead of showing disdain for their customers.