Prompted by Pandemic Fears, Last of Australia’s Big Four Banks Ends Apple Pay Holdout

By:  Dan Balaban NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight – Citing the increased demand for cashless payments because of the Covid-19 pandemic, Westpac today became the last of Australia’s big four banks to adopt Apple Pay, ending a four-year holdout that had lasted months, even years longer than its major rivals. Related stories, automatically selected:  As Their Resistance…

Westpac goes live with Apple Pay

“Apple Pay is now available for Westpac customers with an eligible Mastercard debit or credit card, or eftpos Handycard… Debit card holders can now choose the payment option linked to their card when they pay with Apple Pay, including ‘Mastercard Debit’, ‘eftpos CHQ’ and ‘eftpos SAV’.” Read the rest of Westpac goes live with Apple…

European payments industry calls for extra six months to implement strong customer authentication

“It is now clear that the Covid-19 crisis has significantly reduced the capacity available to progress SCA development and implementation… The signatories therefore call on the European Commission and the EBA to consider appropriate additional measures and coordination to assist in the smooth transition to SCA in all EU Member States equally. In the light…