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!