Scotiabank and Tangerine, along with Everlink, have now gained support for Interac Debit in-app and in-browser payments with Apple Pay and Google Pay, expanding beyond credit cards.
“In an increasingly digital world, Canadian consumers and businesses alike are looking for seamless customer experiences,” said Nader Henin, AVP, Commerce at Interac, in a press release. “As we see a rapid shift towards mobile commerce and the growing demand for online shopping, broader acceptance of Interac Debit on Apple Pay or Google Pay with merchants across Canada means greater choice for Canadians to pay whenever and however they want and stay in control of their money.”
According to a press release, Interac says “By enabling Interac Debit on Apple Pay or Google Pay for in-app and in-browser purchases, merchants can deliver a secure and seamless omnichannel customer experience – allowing them to pay whenever, wherever, and however they want – that enables near real-time payments with no chargebacks.”
Interac Debit for in-app and in-browser payments was first available with ATB, Canadian credit unions, Coast Capital, Desjardins, and National Bank, and acquirer Moneris, over the last year.
Customers from these financial institutions can make in-app and in-browser purchases from participating merchants such as SkipTheDishes, foodora, Second Cup, Shell Canada, Maison Simons and MTY Group, and more.