Amex to bring Apple Pay to Australia

Anthony Caruana
28 October, 2015
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American Express has announced that Apple Pay will be available for card members in Australia and Canada this year with Spain, Singapore and Hong Kong to follow in 2016.

With Apple Pay, card members in these countries will have the ability to add their eligible consumer, small business and corporate American Express cards and pay with iPhone or Apple Watch in stores where contactless payments and American Express are accepted. Card members will also be able to use their iPhone or iPad to pay within participating merchant apps.

When paying with Apple Pay, card members will continue to receive the same protection and customer service from American Express.

“With our global reach, we are able to bring Apple Pay to card members quickly in these important countries,” says Tony Prentice, vice president, mobile products and payments, American Express. “We believe it is critical to be on the forefront of seamless and innovative payment solutions for our card members and we are pleased to be able to deliver on that with Apple Pay.”

“Our customers love their experience with Apple Pay and we want to bring it to as many of our users worldwide as possible,” says Jennifer Bailey, vice president of Apple Pay. ”With a global issuer like American Express, we are thrilled to seamlessly bring our easy, secure and private way to pay to more customers internationally.”

Just as in other countries that accept Apple Pay, card members who use an eligible American Express card with Apple Pay will get these features:

  • real-time notifications and details for purchases, and
  • seamless connection to the Amex Mobile app for enhanced account monitoring, servicing and access to available rewards and offers.

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  1. Paul says:

    The big four banks need to pull their fingers out instead of trying to push their own systems. In saying that I can’t see why there can’t be more than just system in the first place. Let the customers pick the payment system they want to use instead of telling customer which one they should be using.

  2. Andyb says:

    I wonder if Apple Pay will be enabled for an Amex card that is an add-on to a Visa account. Anybody know?

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