Mobile payments and payments via Apple Pay are coming to Australia, with a number of banks launching mobile payments services in the coming months.
BMO Mobile, one of the first major banks to launch a mobile payment app, is offering customers the ability to make payments using the Apple Pay mobile payment system in Australia.
It has been testing the app since July, with customers signing up via the mobile app on their phones.
Apple Pay was launched in Australia in June 2016.
The company has been busy integrating its Apple Pay payments system into mobile banking apps, with the app now available for iPhone users and Apple Pay users in New Zealand, New Zealand-based bank ANZ, which launched Apple Pay in Australia, and the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), which announced it was opening a branch in Australia on September 29.
RBS announced that it will offer customers the option to make Apple Pay purchases using the bank’s mobile app in the New Zealand Banking Zone.
For its first mobile payment customers can choose from three types of mobile payment services: Apple Pay, Apple Pay Plus, and Apple Wallet.
A new Apple Pay feature called Quick Pay is also being rolled out for those who are already using Apple Watch, iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch Sport.
New customers can tap on a credit card icon to start their payment process, and then tap on the number or name of their card to add a payment to their Apple Pay account.
Payments can be made at any time using the phone’s standard touch-screen, and customers can add as many as six transactions to their account at a time.
Customers can choose to have their payment automatically processed by Apple Pay on the first day the card is used, and they can choose which payment to add to their balance, or pay directly by debit card.
To make a payment, tap on either the contactless or the NFC reader on the top of the card reader.
You will then need to select the card to be charged and the amount to be added to your account.
Payment confirmation: Apple Watch users can now make Apple Watch payments in Australia using the app and iPhone app in a few more countries, including Australia, the United States, Canada, New York, London, Singapore and the United Kingdom.
On July 26, Apple confirmed that it had signed up customers to its mobile payments platform in New York and the UK.
Apple Pay users can also pay with a credit or debit card in more than 20 other countries.
As with any other Apple Pay service, Apple will allow customers to withdraw up to $1,000 of Apple Pay credit or $1 and $2 of Apple Cash payments within the first 24 hours of use.
Mobile payments can also be made via Apple Watch in the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Singapore, Qatar, Turkey, India, Hong Kong, Vietnam, China, Japan, Korea, South Africa, Singapore , Thailand, Taiwan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Indonesia-Borneo, the Philippines, Cambodia, Cambodia-Thailand, Malaysia-Philippines, Taiwan-SAR and Thailand-Vietnam.
“Apple Pay is coming to the UK and Australia in the next few weeks,” a spokesperson for Apple Pay said.
“We’ll have a wider range of products in Australia over the coming weeks.”
Apple Pay can also now be used for international payments in the US, including $1 million payments from a US bank and $10,000 payments from an international bank.
The move to enable payments on Apple Pay has been welcomed by some people, including Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.
While Woz said he wasn’t happy with Apple Pay’s fee structure, he also said he was happy with the payment method.
Wozniack also said Apple Pay was one of many payments that he and his wife wanted to make with Apple Watch.
We’ll be introducing the option of making Apple Pay-enabled payments for the first time in the UK, he said.
However, Woz also noted that the Apple Watch would not be able to make payment directly to Apple Pay accounts in the future.