Apple Pay makes New Zealand debut through offer to ANZ NZ's Visa credit and debit card customers

Apple Pay makes New Zealand debut through offer to ANZ NZ's Visa credit and debit card customers

ANZ New Zealand says Apple Pay will be available to its customers with a Visa debit or personal Visa credit card from today.

This marks Apple Pay's New Zealand launch.

“More than 50% of ANZ Visa transactions are contactless and this number is steadily increasing as more retailers adopt contactless technology. Adding Apple Pay to our mobile payment offering will make it fast and convenient for more customers to securely make every day purchases wherever there is a contactless terminal," ANZ NZ CEO David Hisco said.

“Following on from our highly successful goMoney mobile banking app, ANZ is pleased to continue leading the industry with innovative solutions for customers," added Hisco.

The bank says customers will be able to use Apple Pay anywhere in New Zealand where contactless payments are available such as BP, The Warehouse, Warehouse Stationery, Noel Leeming, Torpedo 7, McDonalds, Domino’s Pizza and Burger King.

"Users will continue to receive all of the rewards and benefits offered by credit and debit cards. In stores, Apple Pay works with iPhone SE, iPhone 6 and later, and Apple Watch," ANZ says. 

"Security and privacy is at the core of Apple Pay. When you use a credit or debit card with Apple Pay, the actual card numbers are not stored on the device, nor on Apple servers. Instead, a unique Device Account Number is assigned, encrypted and securely stored in the Secure Element on your device. Each transaction is authorised with a one-time unique dynamic security code."

"Online shopping in apps and on websites accepting Apple Pay is as simple as the touch of a finger with Touch ID, so there’s no need to manually fill out lengthy account forms or repeatedly type in shipping and billing information. When paying for goods and services on the go in apps or Safari, Apple Pay works with iPhone 6 and later, iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, and iPad mini 3 and later. You can also use Apple Pay in Safari on any Mac introduced in or after 2012 running macOS Sierra and confirm the payment with iPhone 6 or later or Apple Watch," says ANZ.

Also see ANZ New Zealand's Apple Pay coup.

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