Tangerine’s Tap Debit Card Coming Jan. 2017, Won’t Support Apple Pay


Tangerine launched support for Apple Pay back in August (along with PC Financial) for credit card customers only, lacking debit support. Speculation ensued last month the bank would support Apple Pay for debit customers this week, but that didn’t happen.

Now, we have further confirmation Apple Pay support for debit transactions will take even longer to roll out, according to Tangerine. Yesterday they teased new Interac Flash supported debit cards would be coming to all active chequing account customers in January 2017.

Tangerine debit card

Many would believe this would bring Apple Pay support, but think again. The bank responded to users on Twitter the card “isn’t compatible with Apple Pay,” confirming no initial debit support for the iPhone’s mobile wallet.

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But not all hope is lost—the bank did tell another customer “While we don’t have a time frame yet, rest assured, we’re still working on implementing Apple Pay.”

While Tangerine debit support for Apple Pay hasn’t been ruled out, it does appear it will come, but sometime later in the future.

Do you use Apple Pay with your credit or debit cards?


  • Dave M

    This is lame. I am with two banks. Tangerine and another that supports Apple Pay. Why would I stay with Tangerine? There really isn’t a technological reason, it’s obviously a commercial one.

  • Lapsusone

    So if I open a Tangerine account now I should receive a new card with tap-enabled when it comes out in January?

  • Geeta Dutt

    Ok, that’s it, I’m closing my account.

  • speedracer99

    No you know why there are no fees with the banks. Don’t expect too much.

  • Andrew Viarruel

    Just added more fuel to the fire. Combine this with the fact that the bank is completely inept… I am in the process of changing banks.

  • I just joined Tangerine with the hopes of using Apple Pay with debit. Beyond that, and the tap not working on my debit card for whatever reason, the service has been very decent.