When RBC and CIBC were the first Canadian banks to support Apple Pay back on May 10th, it put a tonne of pressure on other banks that stayed mum on the mobile wallet, including Scotiabank-owned Tangerine.
The bank first told customers it would be supporting Apple Pay “in the near future”, but that wasn’t good enough for their clients, so CEO Peter Aceto tweeted it would become available in 6-8 weeks time and apologized for the delay.
With today’s launch of Apple Pay from TD, BMO and Scotiabank, those not banking with the Big 5 want answers on when they can experience the mobile wallet.
To clarify their timeline, Tangerine’s Chief Information Officer, Charaka Kithulegoda, tweeted this morning the bank is “working hard to get it to our Clients by the end of July. Stay tuned!”
This timeframe is still within the 6-8 weeks timeline tweeted by Tangerine’s CEO, and should reassure their customers for now, while they keep waiting patiently for Apple Pay.
Tangerine pegs itself as a forward-thinking bank, and was one of the first banks to add Touch ID to their iOS app, which last month received a major update. However, when it comes to Apple Pay, the bank has lagged behind the Big 5 in being first to support the mobile wallet.
Nevertheless, Tangerine customers, just be patient and you’ll be soon be checking out with Apple Pay like the rest of us.