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#223623 9-Oct-2017 11:09
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Announcement on their website:

 

https://www.bnz.co.nz/personal-banking/credit-cards/apple-pay-coming-soon

 

 

 

 

Apple Pay. Coming soon.

 

 

Apple Pay is the easy, secure and private way to pay. Use Apple Pay in-store, in app and online with iPhone or Apple Watch*. 

 

Make sure you’re ready for Apple Pay by applying for a BNZ Flexi Debit Visa or BNZ Advantage Visa credit card today.

 

Arriving this October. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Small Print

 

 

Apple Pay works with iPhone 6 and later in stores, apps and websites in Safari; with Apple Watch in stores and apps; with iPad Pro, iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 and later in apps and websites; and with Mac in Safari with an Apple Pay enabled iPhone 6 or later or Apple Watch. For a list of compatible devices, see support.apple.com

 

BNZ cards eligible for Apple Pay will include BNZ Advantage Visa Platinum, BNZ Advantage Visa Classic, BNZ Advantage Visa Business, BNZ Flexi Debit Visa, BNZ Lite Visa, BNZ Visa Classic and BNZ Visa Platinum.

 

Apple, the Apple logo, Apple Pay, Apple Watch, iPad, iPhone, iTunes, Mac, Safari and Touch ID are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

 

 

Have sent an email to BNZ asking for my MasterCard to be converted into a Visa. Wonder how many of these requests BNZ will get in the coming days!

 

 

 


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  #1879793 9-Oct-2017 11:34
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Awesome! Here's hoping more banks follow suit too. I signed up with ANZ just to get Apple Pay (ASB is my regular bank).


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#1879799 9-Oct-2017 11:49
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Sweet. Hopefully this signifies the floodgates opening and more Banks supporting Apple Pay in NZ & Australia.

 

I cancelled my BNZ credit card 6 months ago and decided to keep my ANZ Visa due to Apple Pay support. Now I've got options.


 
 
 
 


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  #1879800 9-Oct-2017 11:49
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Haha I'm with BNZ but just opened an account with ANZ last week so I could try Apple Pay. I guess I can cancel that now!




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  #1879822 9-Oct-2017 11:57
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From the NZ Herald:

 

 

BNZ is to offer its customers the ability to use their Apple iPhone or watch to pay at contactless terminals - the second bank to do so in New Zealand.

 

The BNZ move follows that of ANZ which launched Apple Pay in New Zealand a year ago.

 

BNZ will now be the only major New Zealand bank to offer Apple Pay and Android Pay, which it launched in February this year.

 

Stephen Bowe, head of digital at the BNZ, said it was not putting a specific date on when it would be available but it would be here by the end of October.

 

BNZ customers will need either a visa debit or visa credit card to use the service and can sign up using the BNZ mobile banking app.

 

Bowe said take-up of Android pay had been "pretty good" considering it was still early days for making mobile payments.

 

In launching Apple Pay BNZ was listening to what its customers wanted, he said.

 

"We have had a lot of customers asking for this."

 

A large number of its mobile banking customers used iPhones.

 

Bowe said mobile payments were still growing but people were increasingly living in a digital world and the mobile phone was becoming the "remote control" for our financial lives.

 

While Apple Pay might not be the predominant way to pay, it gave people another option.

 

The bank had not set specific targets for take-up but Bowe said he expected mobile banking customers who have iPhones to be the main users.

 

iPhones and watches use near-field communication technology to connect to the terminal and make the payment.

 

A simple wave is enough for payments up to $80. Transactions over than amount can also be paid for but require a pin number to be entered.

 

A person's credit or debit card details are not stored on their phone and only a unique generated number is used when paying for the item.

 

Bowe said mobile payments were probably the safest way to pay.

 

"People are more likely to leave their wallet at home than their phone. This is safer and a more convenient way to pay."

 

While BNZ will launch Apple Pay, its parent company National Australia Bank isn't launching the payment system today.

 

Bowe said that was down to the markets being different between New Zealand and Australia.

 

"This is something we have done for our customers."

 

Bowe said BNZ had to make extensive changes to its back-end systems to allow the technology to be used.

 

 

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/personal-finance/news/article.cfm?c_id=12&objectid=11930951


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  #1879838 9-Oct-2017 12:21
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Garmin Pay is also coming at some point apparently.

https://buy.garmin.com/en-NZ/NZ/p/571520#

Interestingly, there is no mention of Apple Pay coming to NAB in Australia. BNZ must have done this deal without their parent.

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  #1879841 9-Oct-2017 12:23
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Finally! :)


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  #1879853 9-Oct-2017 12:44
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I used Apple Pay for the first time on the weekend.

 

It's ok.  A bit meh really.  


 
 
 
 


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  #1879855 9-Oct-2017 12:53
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I am not sure if it is something I will use. I will try it to see if it is more convenient, just not convinced it will be.




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  #1879856 9-Oct-2017 12:54
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No Business First Visa :/

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I have android pay with BNZ and I thought I would not really use it but I use it all the time. I always have my phone on me where as I don't always have my wallet so very easy to pull the phone out and "DING" makes me look super cool with my S8 as well when doing it. tongue-out





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Mspec:

 

I have android pay with BNZ and I thought I would not really use it but I use it all the time. I always have my phone on me where as I don't always have my wallet so very easy to pull the phone out and "DING" makes me look super cool with my S8 as well when doing it. tongue-out

 

 

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  #1879869 9-Oct-2017 13:08
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eracode:

 

Mspec:

 

I have android pay with BNZ and I thought I would not really use it but I use it all the time. I always have my phone on me where as I don't always have my wallet so very easy to pull the phone out and "DING" makes me look super cool with my S8 as well when doing it. tongue-out

 

 

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  #1879875 9-Oct-2017 13:24
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So many of the places I shop dont even have paywave.....


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  #1879886 9-Oct-2017 13:35
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Pumpedd:

So many of the places I shop dont even have paywave.....


Because there is still no tap to pay equivalent for standard debit card EFTPOS.




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  #1879898 9-Oct-2017 13:53
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Cool. I got the ANZ credit card so could use.

Works with Apple Watch, and don't even have to have phone on me.
Don't need to take anything out of pocket to pay.

BNZ my main card though so this will suit better.

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