The days of remembering to top up your Opal card or carrying loose change are ending: from today, ferry and light rail users will be able to pay for fares using contactless payments. Here's what you need to know.
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The payments business has undergone a massive revolution. While online shopping technology has surged forward with better shopping cart systems, AI-assisted tools to help you find what you're looking for - even when you don't know what you want, and greatly improved user interfaces, payments have languished. Andy Barker, the head of payments at online commerce shopping provider Magento, and I spoke about this at the recent MagentoLive event.
When Apple Pay, the contactless payment service for iPhones and Apple Watches, launched last year it was only available to American Express customers. Apple then partnered with ANZ Bank, but the service remained largely unavailable to individuals using other financial institution. The good news is 31 banks have signed up to offer Apple Pay to their customers through one of Australia's largest payments solutions provider Cuscal. Here's the list of new banks that have jumped on-board Apple Pay.
Mobile payment systems have really taken off in Australia -- all of the major banks now have them and Apple has followed suit with Apple Pay. If you've just purchased your first iPhone or are unfamiliar with how this feature works, the following infographic explains everything you need to know; from setting up Apple Pay on different devices to making your first contactless payment.
Mobile payments company Square has released its contactless and chip card reader in Australia. The reader is aimed at small and medium businesses (SMBs) and comes at a time when smartphone payment services like Apple Pay, Samsung Pay and Android Pay are still quite new to the country. Here are the details.