Australian bank Westpac gets Apple Pay support ahead of schedule
What you need to know
- Australian bank Westpac now has Apple Pay Support.
- The release to regular customers was previously pegged for June.
- The bank says it has seen a significant increase in customers using digital banking in recent weeks.
One of Australia's largest banks, Westpac, has finally got Apple Pay support ahead of schedule after it previously announced support would arrive in June.
The bank made the announcement on Twitter overnight stating:
We now have Apple Pay. Make easy and secure payments with your iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad or Mac using your eligible Westpac debit or credit card. Add your card and start enjoying Apple Pay today. https://t.co/d0CHodxmtk pic.twitter.com/oEhciItvPjWe now have Apple Pay. Make easy and secure payments with your iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad or Mac using your eligible Westpac debit or credit card. Add your card and start enjoying Apple Pay today. https://t.co/d0CHodxmtk pic.twitter.com/oEhciItvPj— Westpac Bank (@Westpac) April 27, 2020April 27, 2020
According to Westpac's website, the service will work with an eligible Westpac Mastercard debit or credit card, as well as the bank's personal Handycard. 22 of Westpac's cards are currently eligible, you can see the full list here. Business Cards cannot be added to Apple Pay at this time.
ZDNet notes David Lindberg, Westpac Group Chief executive of consumer banking who stated:
As mentioned, Westpac announced in December that customers of the bank would get Apple Pay in June 2020, so this announcement comes ahead of schedule.
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