National Australia Bank, like ANZ & CBA, joins Apple Pay

21 May 2019
National Australia Bank is the third of the big four banks to offer Apple Pay, leaving Westpac the only one yet to jump on board.
NAB adds Apple Pay
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Apple Pay allows customers to pay for items from their iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad or Mac.

NAB personal and business customers with an eligible NAB Visa debit or credit card now have access to Apple Pay.

National Australia Bank Chief Customer Experience Officer, Rachel Slade, said the bank has added the US tech giant’s digital wallet due to customer demand.

“We’ve been hearing from customers that they want Apple Pay and it’s great to be able to launch this service today,” Ms Slade said.

ANZ customers have had access to Apple Pay since April 2016, when it became the first of the big four banks to offer the payment service.

Commonwealth Bank rolled it out late last year, while Westpac has indicated it remains open to offering Apple Pay.

NAB, CBA and Westpac had originally held off from signing up to Apple Pay and instead had wanted Apple to allow them to use its near field communications chip on iOS devices so they could build their own digital wallets.

After the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission rejected the banks’ proposal, one by one the majors have been buckling into the popularity of the payment service.

NAB’s subsidiary UBank is also now offering Apple Pay.

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