CommBank expands Tap & Pay
- 19 November, 2015 09:54
In a statement, CommBank said it was the first Australian bank to also roll out American Express credit card payments on all Android devices.
The news comes as Apple Pay officially launches its tap-to-pay service in Australia, across its devices for American Express card holders.
Customers can make credit card purchases at the point of sale using Tap & Pay on all Android handsets with NFC, as well as PayTag for iPhone users.
Since March this year, more than 300,000 cards have been set up on the CommBank app and one million transactions have been processed, the bank said.
“Australia has some of the highest volumes of contactless payments globally and with more than 2.8 million users of the CommBank app each week, we are focused on delivering innovative payment features to our customers,” Commonwealth Bank executive general manager of retail products and strategy, Angus Sullivan, said.
The app also maintains other features such as cardless cash; lock, block and limit as well as a loyalty feature that allows customers to scan the barcode of their physical loyalty cards and store a digital copy of them on their CommBank app.
It is also piloting its CommBank Offers app at Westfield Shopping Centre in Hornsby, which allows customers to opt-in and take advantage of tailored merchant offers.