Westpac allows Samsung S6'ers to ditch their wallets for tap and go

Westpac allows Samsung S6'ers to ditch their wallets for tap and go

Mobile payments now available on new Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge

Westpac Android customers with a new Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge can now leave their wallets at home after the bank introduced tap and pay for the devices.

The functionality is now available on the new devices, as well as on Samsung Galaxy S4, Galaxy S5, S5 Mini, Galaxy Alpha, Note 3, Note 4 and Note Edge handsets.

It allows Android customers who download the Westpac Mobile Banking app to make purchases by simply holding their mobile device to a contactless payment terminal providing a faster and more convenient experience.

Westpac head of retail banking products, Andy Kerr, said Australia was leading the world in contactless payments and mobile banking experiences.

"Banking is now something people do anytime, anywhere," he said.

"With the existing mobile Tap and Pay service, our customers love the ability to keep paying for things even when they don’t have their wallet,” he said.

"Recent Westpac research also showed that young Australians regard their mobile phone as more important than their wallet or card, so it’s great to be bringing the convenience of contactless payments, safely and securely via the Westpac Mobile Banking app, to even more smartphones.”

Westpac Tap and Pay is available for Visa, MasterCard and American Express credit cards and Debit MasterCard card.

They can be used at any payment terminal that accepts Visa payWave, MasterCard PayPass or American Express.

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