Apple Pay has arrived in New Zealand through the ANZ Bank. It will be available to customers with a Visa Debit or personal ANZ Visa credit card.
A clutch of well known brands have already announced support for Apple Pay. They include BP, The Warehouse, Warehouse Stationery, Noel Leeming, Torpedo 7, McDonalds, Domino’s Pizza and Burger King.
The Warehouse Groups said eligible customers would be able to use Apple Pay at any of its brands’ payment terminals throughout the country, including 93 The Warehouse stores, 77 Noel Leeming stores, 66 Warehouse Stationery stores and 12 Torpedo7 stores.
ANZ CEO New Zealand David Hisco said: “More than 50 percent 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.”
In stores, Apple Pay works with iPhone SE, iPhone 6 and later, and Apple Watch. “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,” ANZ said.
When paying for goods and services through apps or Safari, Apple Pay works with iPhone 6 and later, iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, and iPad mini 3 and later. Apple Pay can be used in Safari on any Mac introduced in or after 2012 running macOS Sierra: the user confirms the payment with iPhone 6 or later or Apple Watch.