Credit card and debit card processor Moneris has announced support for Apple Pay today, the day of the mobile wallet’s launch in Canada. The company states 85 per cent of Moneris terminals in use the 350,000 retailer locations they support here are capable of supporting Apple Pay.
Moneris Solutions CEO, Angela Brown, said in a statement “With Apple Pay, Canadians now have another seamless and secure choice for how they want to pay,” along with “We are ready and excited to make those purchases happen.”
The company press release mentioned retail partners Indigo Books and western retailer London Drugs as examples of being Apple Pay ready. You can find a list of merchants to try Apple Pay at here and here.
Moneris says all point-of-sale terminals shipped from the company—wired or wireless—support contactless payments, such as Apple Pay, including their PAYD mobile solutions.
Nearly three months ago when Moneris started to inform merchants their terminals were Apple Pay ready, many suspected a launch in Canada would be imminent sometime this year, as the company’s Insights blog continued to post regularly about Apple Pay.