Elavon, a global payments solution provider and subsidiary of U.S. Bancorp, now provides access to Apple Pay and now supports the additional card brands most used by Canadian consumers.
Interac, Visa, and MasterCard have been added, in addition to American Express. Elevon’s countertop terminals support Apple Pay (and other mobile wallet transactions), chip cards as well as traditional magnetic stripe cards. The company is among the first payment processing companies to offer Apple Pay to Canadian businesses, and provides support for in-person payments, as well as in-app purchases.
To pay with an iPhone, customers simply rest their finger on Touch ID and hold their Apple smartphone within an inch of the contactless reader until the word “Done" and a checkmark appear on the display. To pay with an Apple Watch, customers double-click the side button and hold the display of their Apple Watch within an inch of the contactless reader.
“Canadians are early adopters of payment technology,” says Mia Huntington, senior vice president and general manager of Elavon in Canada. “The addition of the major card brands, along with the increasing consumer demand for contactless convenience, will continue to drive adoption of Apple Pay in Canada. Elavon and Apple Pay enable businesses to offer the secure payment options their customers expect through their preferred method of payment, including their iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch.”