News about The Australian.
April 10th, 2017
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) decision to rule against a group of banks seeking access to the NFC technology within Apple’s iPhones “stifles innovation” from the banks and other players in the market, according to Westpac’s Dave Curran. “Phones are platforms and to say that NFC isn’t open doesn’t make sense to me as a CIO of a bank,” The Australian reports Curran as saying. “It needs to be open so we can innovate on it.”
November 18th, 2015
Apple Pay may go live in Australia on November 19, following its launch in Canada earlier this week. “Though Apple Pay only links with American Express cards for now, it’s understood Apple has signed up with over 1,000 banks globally and is keen to gain similar traction in Australia,” The Australian reports. Apple Pay launched in the US in October 2014 and has been live in the UK since July 2015.
October 4th, 2011
NFC payments could arrive in Australia as soon as the new year. According to The Australian, “Visa country manager Vipin Kalra said private negotiations between mobile carriers, banks and handset makers had reached a sufficient level of consensus to pave the way for a commercial service in Australia within a few months.”