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Bank website accidentally teases upcoming Apple Pay launch in Canada

One year after it debuted in the U.S., Apple Pay NFC-based mobile payments may finally be on the verge of launching in Canada, a leak by local bank TD Canada Trust hinted on Tuesday.




A footer on the bank's website briefly offered a link to an Apple Pay page, according to iPhone in Canada. Though now pulled, the page explained that TD customers would be able to add personal credit and access cards to Apple's service. It noted that individual transactions would be limited to $100, "subject to change."

TD's U.S. subsidiary, TD Bank, launched Apple Pay support in December 2014, which would make its parent company likely to be among the first Canadian backers.

An expansion of Apple Pay to Canada has been rumored for sometime. Reports have typically pointed toward November.

Neither Apple nor TD have offered a timetable, but the creation of promotional materials may suggest that TD has entered an agreement and is gearing up to launch support in the near future. Apple Canada has also reportedly registered applepay.ca.