Apple Pay launches in Australia with Amex

By , Nov 18, 2015

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After bringing Apple Pay to Canadian users 24 hours ago, the iPhone maker’s mobile payment service is now available Down Under with American Express.

Amex issued card members in Australia can now add their card to Apple Pay using the Wallet application on their iPhone or through Settings. Local bank-issued debit and credit cards are not supported yet.

Using Apple Pay with American Express lets customers enjoy all the rewards and benefits of American Express membership and pay with Apple Pay anywhere contactless payments are already accepted.

Apple Pay can be used to pay for in-store purchases made at Coles, Kmart, Harvey Norman, McDonald’s, Woolworths, Starbucks and other locations in the country that are outfitted with NFC-compatible payment terminals.

And here’s Amex’s ad promoting Apple Pay launch in Australia.

To load your Amex card to Apple Pay, users must first open the Wallet app on their device and then the plus sign in the upper right-hand corner. Now simply scan your Amex car using the iPhone’s camera, or enter the card details manually.

If you don’t see the Wallet app, make sure you have set your regional settings to Australian in Settings → General → Region.

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Upon typing in the four-digit security code on the front of your card and accepting the terms and conditions, you can start paying with Apple Pay and American Express.

Following its US debut last September, Apple Pay expanded in the United Kingdom this summer and as of yesterday launched in Canada, and now in Australia. The service is scheduled to hit Spain, Singapore and Hong Kong next year.

Source: American Express

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  • Chris

    It’s a tiny step in the right direction, sadly I nor anyone else I know use Amex anymore.

  • John

    It is gooooood, like seriously good. I’m finally excited to use Apple Pay.

  • Firedomain

    AWESOME!!! Hopefully this will motivate ANZ & others to get on board… Or I’ll be forced to try & get an AMEX card… Been waiting sooo long…. Or at least if feels like I have!

  • Faisal

    I waited almost an year for this and thanks to Commbank and other big banks, only Amex Card holders can use it.

  • Time to get an AMEX card!

  • Unknow Unknow

    I was super worried about that’

  • Jeff Laing

    Doesn’t work with Commonwealth-issued AMEX.