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Apple Pay Lands At ANZ

ANZ has become the first major Australian bank to offer Apple Pay, which from today will become available for its 5 million customers in Australia.

ANZ has advised that its customers will be able to use Apple Pay wherever contactless payments are accepted with either an ANZ Visa debit or credit card or an ANZ American Express credit card.

Apple Pay had last year become available in Australia for American Express card holders.

ANZ chief executive officer Shayne Elliott described Apple Pay’s introduction as “a significant milestone” in ANZ’s strategy of employing digital technology to provide its customers “with a superior experience”.

Elliott stated it “will be a watershed moment in the adoption of mobile payments in Australia”.

“I’m proud we’re the first major Australian bank to offer Apple Pay and we are confident the convenience, security and privacy will be well received by our customers,” he commented.

“With the high adoption rates of contactless payments in Australia, our customers will be world leaders in their ability to use their mobiles to make the vast bulk of essential payments.”

Apple Pay works in-store with the iPhone SE, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch, and, when paying for goods and services within apps, is compatible with the iPhone 6 and later, along with the iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3 and iPad Pro.

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