MBNA Canada Now Supports Apple Pay

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MBNA Canada, a division of TD Bank Group, today launched Apple Pay support for its MasterCard and Visa credit cards.


Multiple iPhone users have successfully activated an MBNA-branded credit card in the Wallet app today, as reported by iPhone in Canada.

Apple has also added MBNA to its list of Apple Pay participating issuers in Canada, accompanying TD Canada Trust, BMO, CIBC, RBC, Scotiabank, Tangerine, Desjardins, HSBC Canada, PC Financial, ATB Financial, Canadian Tire Financial Services, and non-bank-issued American Express cards.

MBNA Canada, which had 1.8 million active accounts when it was acquired by TD in 2011, primarily offers affinity credit cards associated with sports teams, universities, charities, and other groups, ranging from the Toronto Blue Jays and Vancouver Canucks to McGill University and the Canadian Wildlife Federation.

Article Link: MBNA Canada Now Supports Apple Pay
 

Wondercow

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Finally! But I can't get my card onto my watch :(

Edit: Apparently it's like going to the doctor or mechanic; as soon as I got through to support it worked without them doing anything.
 
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fruitpunch.ben

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Finally! But I can't get my card onto my watch :(

Edit: Apparently it's like going to the doctor or mechanic; as soon as I got through to support it worked without them doing anything.
They have to enable it I'm pretty sure. Silly enough that it requires calling to enable it (most other cards have been authenticated through an app) but it's ridiculous you need to call twice if you want to enable it on two devices...

But I'm guessing that's actually a feature of the security: it's encrypted and stored only locally on device, so each new device: iPhone, Apple Watch, needs to authenticate separately.
 

Wondercow

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They have to enable it I'm pretty sure. Silly enough that it requires calling to enable it (most other cards have been authenticated through an app) but it's ridiculous you need to call twice if you want to enable it on two devices...

But I'm guessing that's actually a feature of the security: it's encrypted and stored only locally on device, so each new device: iPhone, Apple Watch, needs to authenticate separately.
I've called them three times now, but one was my fault :D As it turns out each device must be activated separately, like you said, but my mistake was apparently that, after the card is activated on the phone, it takes some time for MBNA's system to allow it to transfer to the Watch. So when I called the second time—for help getting on my watch—I just said "thanks, it's working now" and hung up when it suddenly worked; I didn't have her activate it :rolleyes:

All's good now :cool:
 

Cornfed710

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May 31, 2017
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This is amazing news Finally my daily driver is supported.

The MBNA World Elite rewards card is one of the best in Canada with a straight %2 cashback.
 

fruitpunch.ben

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This is amazing news Finally my daily driver is supported.

The MBNA World Elite rewards card is one of the best in Canada with a straight %2 cashback.
Yep. There's a couple that have 3% on restaurants or recurring transactions or something but they usually match it with 1% on everything else. And they're not worth it as supplementary cards as they are usually premium cards with a $100+ fee so you don't earn enough with the extra 1% to make it worth it.
The only other card I have is Fido MasterCard with no forex fee
 

wesijhartley

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Jun 24, 2017
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Can't believe nobody else cares! I've been waiting with baited breath for a year for this!

Thanks for letting me know MacRumours!
No, we care. I've been kicking MBNA Canada to get their butts in gear for a long time. MBNA UK has been on board for a long time. What I can't figure out though is why TDs CashBack MasterCard was not included in this. I mean the only reason TD has a MasterCard at all is because of their relationship with MBNA. Furthermore all the other banks that use MasterCard are already on board.