The National Australia Bank has finally announced that its customers will be able to use Apple Pay as of this morning, leaving Westpac as the only major bank dragging its feet on the service.
A number of smaller banks have offered the service for a little while, but CBA, NAB, and Westpac decided to negotiate with Apple as a group, which is why they’ve taken a while to get their shit together. After strong customer demand for the service, CBA decided to move forward alone, making it the second of the big four banks to enable Apple Pay after ANZ.
Apple Pay allows iPhone, Apple Watch, and Mac users pay for items easily and securely using their devices.
“We’ve been hearing from customers that they want Apple Pay and it’s great to be able to launch this service today,” NAB Chief Customer Experience Officer, Rachel Slade, said in a statement. “We’re continuing to listen to customer feedback and take action to become the bank our customers want.”
“As part of our transformation we are investing significantly in our technology and digital services to support our customers to manage their money how they choose.”
If you’re a NAB customer and want to get started with Apple Pay, head to Settings in your iPhone and scroll down to Wallet and Apple Pay. Add a card to your wallet, and you’re pretty well ready to go folks.
Westpac hasn’t advised its customer of when Apple Pay will be available to them, but hopefully, it’s sooner rather than later.Image: Getty Images