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Westpac one of first banks to roll out Tap to Pay on iPhone

Australia’s Westpac says it will enable Apple’s Tap to Pay on iPhone contactless payment technology for business customers.

Westpac to roll out Tap to Pay on iPhone

Tap to Pay on iPhone accepts all contactless payments, including Apple Pay, contactless credit and debit cards and other digital wallets using only an iPhone and Westpac’s EFTPOS Air iOS app, removing the need for additional hardware or payment terminals.

Using Tap to Pay  in the EFTPOS Air app, merchants will prompt the customer to hold their contactless payment near the merchant’s iPhone at checkout, and the payment will be securely completed using NFC technology.

“Australia is a nation of entrepreneurs and innovators, and small and medium-sized businesses are at the heart of the country’s workforce, employing millions of Australians,” comments Jennifer Bailey, vice president of Apple Pay and Apple Wallet.

“Now, with Tap to Pay on iPhone it’s easier than ever for businesses of any size to seamlessly accept contactless payments using only their iPhone, wherever they do business. The convenience of Tap to Pay on iPhone empowers Australian businesses to offer easy, secure, and private contactless payment experiences to their customers, and help them run and grow their business.”

Tap to Pay on iPhone also supports PIN entry, which includes accessibility options. Apple’s Tap to Pay on iPhone uses the built-in features of the iPhone to keep the businesses’ and customers’ data private and secure. Apple doesn’t store card numbers on the device or servers when a payment is processed.

“We are delighted to offer businesses another flexible and fast payment option with Tap to Pay on iPhone,” continues Chris de Bruin, Chief Executive, Consumer and Business Banking Westpac.

“Our business customers can be onboarded and start accepting quick and secure payments on the go within minutes, using only an iPhone and the Westpac EFTPOS Air iOS app.

“This new capability is particularly beneficial for any business that takes payments on the road or needs their staff to be more mobile on the shop floor.

It’s a game changer for tradies, delivery drivers, businesses like hairdressers, mechanics or florists, and many more. It aligns with our strategy to provide customers with payment solutions that are easy, safe and reliable to use and will help drive business efficiencies.’’


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