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    Square brings contactless reader to Australia

    News in brief

    Square’s contactless chip reader is now available in Australia, enabling businesses to accept contactless transactions and NFC mobile payments. It will retail at $59 (US$45.11). The company began rolling out its first contactless readers in November 2015. When Square launched in Australia in March this year it initially opted not to make tap-and-go available, saying it would be “too expensive and too big” to fit the company’s signature shape.

    Filed by Email Rian Boden Published • Last updated 27 September 2016, 13:20

    • William Hugh Murray, CISSP

      Small merchants, customers of third-party acquirer/processors, are able to upgrade to contactless much more easily than the big chains.

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