Apple Pay May Launch MasterCard in Canada

mastercard paymentsIf the rumors are true, Apple Pay is preparing to roll out MasterCard payments in numerous countries in 2016, including Canada, Australia, Brazil, Japan and Singapore.

According to MacRumors.com, an internal document indicated Apple Pay’s plans to increase its offerings. Though the service supports the big American banks, it doesn’t offer the same in foreign countries.

“Earlier this month, a hidden ‘NetworkInterac’ string was uncovered in iOS 9.2.1 code that hints at Apple Pay support at Canada’s big banks,” wrote Joe Rossignol, on MacRumors. “Interac is Canada’s official debit card network, adopted by the country’s largest financial institutions nationwide. TD already stirred speculation in October when it inadvertently listed Apple Pay as a method of payment on its website, before quickly removing it.”