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Apple Pay is finally available to St.George, BankSA and Bank of Melbourne customers


Lady using phone to make contactless payment at cafe.

Westpac will also offer the contactless payment option to cardholders in June 2020.

It's a Christmas miracle! St.George, BankSA and Bank of Melbourne have finally partnered with Apple Pay, allowing customers to use iPhones and Apple Watches to tap and pay. In good news for Westpac customers, the Westpac Group has also announced that it will launch Apple Pay for Westpac cardholders in June 2020.

Apple Pay works in a similar way to contactless card payments. Once St.George, BankSA or Bank of Melbourne cardholders have linked their cards with Apple Pay, they can use their device to make payments in stores, restaurants, taxis, vending machines and more.

You can also use Apple Pay when you're making payments in an app by selecting "Apple Pay" as your payment option. If you're shopping in Safari on your Mac, you can use Apple Pay and authenticate payments using the Touch ID on the Touch Bar. It's secure and you won't need to fill out your card and billing information every time you shop online.

How do I link my card with Apple Pay?

Locate the Apple Pay app on your compatible iOS device, add your debit or credit card details to the app and then follow the prompts to enable your device for Apple Pay purchases. Then when you arrive at the checkout, just hold your device up to the contactless card reader to make contactless payments of up to $100.

This partnership is a long time coming. Westpac is the last of the big four banks to allow customers to tap and pay with Apple Pay, with ANZ being the first of the four to do so in 2016.

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