Apple Pay Now in Canada for Amex Users

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Apple Pay is now available in Canada making it the third country with this mobile payment system.  Why the buzz?  With Apple Pay, Canadians now have another seamless and secure choice for how they want to pay and is safer to use than a credit card. You can start using Apple Pay if you have an active American Express Consumer, Small Business or Corporate Card issued by Amex Bank of Canada, you do not need to get a special American Express card.   This service in Canada is limited to American Express cardholders but co-branded AMEX credit cards offered by banks are not included.   To use Apple Pay, you make purchases by tapping your Apple Watch and iPhone 6 models or higher devices on merchant terminals equipped with NFC and AMEX’s contactless payments system.

What is Apple Pay?

Apple pay makes it easier to pay for purchases, but before you use Apple Pay you will need to set up Apple Wallet.  What is the Apple Wallet App?  This app will store not only your credit and debits cards, but will store loyalty and rewards cards, too.

Setting up Apple Pay or iPhone or iPad

  • On your iPhone, open Wallet. On your iPad, go to Settings > Wallet & Apple Pay.
  • Tap Add Credit or Debit Card.

Setting up and Purchasing American Express with Apple Pay

Set Up Open the Wallet app >Tap ‘+’ to add your American Express Card > Follow the prompts on screen and you’re done. Paying Hold the top of your iPhone up to a contactless reader > Place your finger on Touch ID > You’ll feel a vibration or hear a beep. That’s it – authorized.

Apple Devices to Use Apple Pay

In order to use Apple Pay at participating American Express contactless merchants, you will need an iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus running on iOS 9.0 and above, or an Apple Watch with an iPhone 5, 5c, 5s, 6, 6s, 6 Plus or 6s Plus. You will also be able to use the iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, iPad Pro and iPad mini 4 for in-app payments.

Participating Merchants to Use American Express Apple Pay in Canada

Apple Pay is accepted in grocery stores, boutiques, restaurants, hotels and more. You can also use Apple Pay to pay in some of the most popular apps in the App Store.  More and more merchants are offering Apple Pay, including businesses such as Tim Hortons, Indigo, McDonald’s, Petro Canada and Staples. Don’t have an American Express Card? can help you compare American Express Cards and find a Card that is right for you. If you’re looking to get an iPhone with a great cell phone plan, lets you compare the best cell phone providers in Canada. For more information, go to
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