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ANZ launches Apple Pay in New Zealand

 

Payment transaction with smartphoneANZ New Zealand has today launched Apple Pay, a mobile payments system made available to customers with a Visa Debit or personal ANZ Visa credit card.

The service can be used anywhere tap and pay is available, including at major retailers: BP, The Warehouse, Warehouse Stationery, Noel Leeming, Torpedo 7, McDonalds, Domino’s Pizza and Burger King.

In stores, Apple Pay works with iPhone SE, iPhone 6 and later, and Apple Watch.

“More than 50 per cent of ANZ Visa transactions are contactless and this number is steadily increasing as more retailers adopt contactless technology,” said David Hisco, ANZ CEO New Zealand.

“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.”

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

Auckland-based retailer, The Warehouse Group, has already launched the service throughout its store network.

The group, which owns technology retailer Noel Leeming, Warehouse Stationery, and outdoor retailer Torpedo7, now allows Apple Pay to be used throughout its 93 The Warehouse stores, 77 Noel Leeming stores, 66 Warehouse Stationery stores and 12 Torpedo7 stores.

“We are excited to be able to introduce Apple Pay and grow our digital capability and customer payment options in-store,” said Mark Yeoman, group CEO.

“The new payment method is just another way we can make our customers’ in-store experience simple and enjoyable,” Yeoman said.

Using a credit or debit card with Apple Pay won’t store the actual card numbers on the device, or 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.

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