Apple Pay now Available in Canada for American Express Cardmembers

American Express Cardmembers in Canada Can Now Use Eligible American Express Cards to Pay on the Go at Participating Merchants

TORONTO, Nov. 17, 2015 /CNW/ - American Express today announces availability in Apple Pay™, the easy way to pay. Apple Pay will be available for eligible Canadian Consumer, Small Business and Corporate Cards issued by Amex Bank of Canada1 using their iPhone® 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone® 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPad® and Apple Watch.

Apple Pay allows American Express Cardmembers in Canada to pay in store with compatible Apple devices at participating American Express contactless merchants, or for purchases within participating apps that accept American Express2. Cardmembers simply add their eligible Card to Apple Pay to make fast and convenient purchases.

In addition, Cardmembers who use an eligible American Express Card in Apple Pay have access to these features:

  • Real-time notifications and details for all purchases
  • Seamless connection to the Amex® Mobile App for more flexible  account monitoring, servicing and access to information about rewards


Apple Pay will roll out in Canada on Tuesday, November 17, 2015. Cardmembers can make purchases in store with their Apple Watch, iPhone® 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone® 6s, iPhone 6s Plus and for purchases within apps with iPad Air 2, iPad mini 4 and iPad mini 3.

Trusted Safety and Security

Whether Cardmembers tap with Apple Pay, or click or swipe with their American Express Card, American Express has their back. American Express intelligent security systems can help detect fraud by spotting something unusual in a Cardmember's spending pattern, and our Fraud Protection Guarantee* lets Cardmembers shop with confidence.

  • For security, a Card in Apple Pay will be tokenized with a different number than the Cardmember's plastic Card
  • Every payment will be authorized with Touch ID or a passcode before the transaction is processed

How to Add an American Express Card to Apple Pay

  • To add an American Express Card to Apple Pay on a supported iPhone or iPad running on iOS 9 or later, Cardmembers can go to the Wallet app to get started. If a Cardmember already has an American Express Card on file with iTunes they only have to type in their security code. To add a new Card, Cardmembers should follow instructions to either manually enter Card information or take a picture.
  • To set up and use Apple Pay with an Apple Watch paired with an iPhone 5 or later running on iOS 9 or later, Cardmembers open the Watch app on their iPhone, scroll down to tap Wallet and simply follow the instructions.

For more information on Apple Pay please visit: 



Conditions apply


An eligible Card is an active American Express Consumer, Small Business or Corporate Card issued by Amex Bank of Canada. American Express gift cards are not eligible.


With participating American Express contactless merchants and Apple Pay in app purchases on eligible devices .Transaction limits may apply.


About American Express in Canada

American Express in Canada operates as Amex Bank of Canada and Amex Canada Inc. Both are wholly owned subsidiaries of the New York based American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc., the largest operating unit of the American Express Company. Amex Bank of Canada is the issuer of American Express charge and credit cards, with outstanding products like The SimplyCash ™ Card from American Express ©, The American Express® Gold Rewards Card, and the American Express® AeroplanPlus® Gold Card. American Express opened its first offices in Toronto and Hamilton in 1853 and now employs approximately 3,000  Canadians coast-to-coast. For more information, visit or connect with us at and

SOURCE American Express

For further information: please contact: Nicola McGroarty on behalf of American Express Canada, (416) 644-2274,


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