Contactless Payment Technologies

Ditch the cards and clean up the clutter in your wallet by using your mobile phone to make contactless payments at the checkout.

ccf-mobile-payments-250x250Ditch the cards and clean up the clutter in your wallet by using your mobile phone to make contactless payments at the checkout.

Contactless payment technology such as Mastercard’s PayPass and Visa’s payWave has revolutionised the way people make everyday purchases. It's made it possible to simply tap your credit card or debit card at the checkout without entering a PIN for payments under $100. And we've embraced this option, with research showing Aussies are among the biggest adopters of contactless payments in the world.

Now, mobile phone apps are also making their way into our regular spending habits by using the same technology to let you tap-and-go with your phone instead of a card. In preparation for this mobile takeover – and so you can compare your options side by side – we’ve whipped up a comparison of some of the credit card and debit card providers that currently offer a contactless app and what else we can expect from this growing market.


contactless-symbol-250x250How do contactless mobile payments work?

Mobile payments work in a similar way to a PayPass or payWave card. When you have mobile payments set up on your phone, all you have to do is open the app and tap the phone against a contactless card reader – the same way you would with your credit card or debit card. These transactions are also processed on the same network as contactless cards and offer identical security features. But before you can start paying with your phone, there are several factors to consider:

  • Is your mobile phone or device compatible?
    Contactless payments rely on near-field communication (NFC) technology, which means your smartphone or other device (such as a tablet) must have NFC-capabilities. You can check if this is available by looking at the specifications for the make and model of your phone.
  • Is your credit card or debit card compatible?
    If you see a contactless symbol on your card, there's a good chance you'll be able to use it for mobile payments. But while most tap-and-go credit cards and debit cards can be used with a mobile payment app, there are some exceptions depending on the bank and the specific mobile payment service you're using.
  • What mobile payment apps can you use?
    Each bank offers different mobile payment services, so make sure you check what's offered through your provider first. Note that generally these applications are also designed for specific operating systems. For example, Apple Pay is designed for use with an iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch, while Samsung Pay is designed for Samsung smartphones and tablets that have NFC capabilities. Google Pay is designed for Android devices, including Samsung devices.

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Which banks offer contactless mobile payment options?

Many banks and credit card providers in Australia include contactless payment services for a variety of compatible cards and mobile devices. This includes Apple Pay, Google Pay and Samsung Pay, as well as apps developed by specific banks. Here, we've outlined the options available through major providers so you can find an option that works for you.

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American Express

Amex was the first credit card provider in Australia to partner with Apple Pay, back in 2015. It now offers the following options for Apple, Samsung and Android devices.

  • Apple Pay. Load your eligible American Express credit card into the Apply Pay app and you can make in-store and in-app payments with your eligible iPhone. You can also make in-app payments from an iPad Pro, iPad air 2, iPad mini 3 or iPad mini 4 or use an Apple Watch to make in-store payments.
  • Google Pay. There is a wide range of American Express personal and business cards that are compatible with Google Pay, allowing you to make in-store and in-app purchases from any eligible Android device.
  • Samsung Pay. All American Express issued cards are available for use with Samsung Pay, which you can use to make contactless payments from any compatible Samsung smartphone, tablet or watch.

American Express Credit Cards Comparison

Rates last updated August 24th, 2019
Name Product Purchase rate (p.a.) Balance transfer rate Annual fee Product Description
Qantas American Express Discovery Card - Exclusive Offer
20.74% p.a.
0% p.a. for 12 months with 1% balance transfer fee
$0 p.a.
Finder Exclusive:
Earn 10,000 bonus Qantas Points when you apply before 17 September 2019 and spend at least $750 within the first 3 months of card approval.
American Express Velocity Escape Card
20.74% p.a.
0% p.a. for 12 months with 1% balance transfer fee
$0 p.a.
Earn uncapped Velocity Points on purchases and save with a $0 annual fee for life and a 0% p.a. for 12 months balance transfer offer.
American Express Velocity Platinum Card
20.74% p.a.
0% p.a. for 12 months with 1% balance transfer fee
$375 p.a.
Get 50,000 bonus Velocity Points when you spend $3,000 for the first 3 months. Plus, 100 Status Credits and luxury travel perks.
American Express Qantas Business Rewards Card
N/A
$450 p.a.
Get 120,000 bonus Qantas Points, 3x points on eligible Qantas flights and 2 yearly lounge passes. ABN required.
American Express Explorer Credit Card
20.74% p.a.
0% p.a. for 12 months with 1% balance transfer fee
$395 p.a.
Get 50,000 bonus points when you spend $3,000 in the first 3 months, a yearly $400 Travel Credit and 2 entries per year to the Amex Lounge.
American Express Westpac Altitude Platinum Bundle - Qantas
20.24% p.a. (AMEX)

20.49% p.a. (Visa/MC)

$249 p.a.
Up to 75,000 bonus Qantas Points when you meet the criteria with this dual Mastercard (issued by Westpac) & Amex (issued by Amex).
Qantas American Express Ultimate Card
20.74% p.a.
0% p.a. for 12 months with 1% balance transfer fee
$450 p.a.
Get 55,000 bonus Qantas Points. Plus, a $450 Qantas Travel Credit and 2 complimentary Qantas Club lounge invitations per year.
American Express Business Explorer Credit Card
16.99% p.a.
$395 p.a.
Get 100,000 bonus Membership Rewards points when you meet the spend criteria. Plus, 2 yearly lounge passes on this business card.
American Express Westpac Altitude Platinum Bundle
20.24% p.a. (AMEX)

20.49% p.a. (Visa/MC)

$199 p.a.
Collect up to 75,000 bonus Altitude Points when you meet T&Cs with Mastercard (issued by Westpac) & Amex (issued by Amex).
David Jones American Express Platinum Card
20.74% p.a.
$295 p.a.
Partner Offer ends 28 August 2019:
For DJ's shoppers and Qantas travellers, get 75,000 bonus Membership Rewards points or 37,500 Qantas Points on eligible spend.
David Jones American Express Card
20.74% p.a.
$99 p.a.
Partner Offer ends 28 August 2019:
Not just for David Jones shoppers, receive 45,000 bonus Membership Rewards points or 22,500 Qantas Points on eligible spend.
American Express Velocity Business Card
N/A
$249 p.a.
A business charge card offering Velocity Points per $1 spent, data that feeds into MYOB and up to 51 days interest-free on purchases
American Express Platinum Edge Credit Card
20.74% p.a.
0% p.a. for 12 months with 1% balance transfer fee
$195 p.a.
Receive a yearly $200 Travel Credit and complimentary domestic and international travel insurance, plus 0% p.a. for 12 months on balance transfers.
Qantas American Express Premium Card
20.74% p.a.
0% p.a. for 12 months with 1% balance transfer fee
$249 p.a.
Enjoy 30,000 bonus Qantas Points, 2 complimentary Qantas Club lounge invitations per year and the protection of complimentary insurance covers.
American Express Westpac Altitude Black Bundle - Qantas
20.24% p.a. (AMEX)

20.49% p.a. (Visa/MC)

$499 p.a.
Up to 120,000 bonus Qantas Points with Mastercard (issued by Westpac) & Amex (issued & serviced by Amex). T&Cs apply.
American Express Westpac Altitude Black Bundle
20.24% p.a. (AMEX)

20.49% p.a. (Visa/MC)

$449 p.a.
Up to 120,000 bonus Altitude Points with Mastercard (issued by Westpac) & Amex (issued & serviced by Amex). T&Cs apply.
American Express Platinum Card
N/A
$1,450 p.a.
Get up to 150,000 bonus points, a $450 annual Platinum Travel Credit, dedicated personal service and luxury travel perks.Ends 28 August 2019.
American Express Business Card
N/A
$109 p.a.
Up to 1.5 Membership Rewards point per $1 spent and extended cashflow with up to 51 interest-free days on purchases with this business card.
American Express Gold Business Card
N/A
$169 p.a.
This business charge card features no pre-set spending limit, data that feeds to MYOB and up to 51 days interest-free on purchases.
American Express Platinum Business Card
N/A
$1,750 p.a.
Get 150,000 Membership Rewards points, luxury travel perks and up to 2.25 points per $1 spent on eligible business purchases. ABN holders only.
American Express Westpac Altitude Black Bundle - Velocity
20.24% p.a. (AMEX)

20.49% p.a. (Visa/MC)

$499 p.a.
Up to 120,000 bonus Velocity Points with Mastercard (issued by Westpac) & Amex (issued & serviced by Amex). T&Cs apply.
American Express Westpac Altitude Platinum Bundle - Velocity
20.24% p.a. (AMEX)

20.49% p.a. (Visa/MC)

$249 p.a.
Earn up to 75,000 bonus Velocity Points when you meet the criteria with this dual Mastercard (issued by Westpac) & Amex (issued by Amex).
American Express Essential Credit Card
14.99% p.a.
0% p.a. for 12 months with 3% balance transfer fee
$0 p.a.
Get Smartphone Screen Insurance of up to $500 when you pay for your phone or contract with this card. Plus, a $0 annual fee for life.
American Express Qantas Corporate Green Card
N/A
$70 p.a.
Receive a discounted Qantas Club membership, entertainment invites, Sydney airport services and insurance coverage for personal trips.
American Express Low Rate Credit Card
8.99% p.a.
0% p.a. for 12 months with 1% balance transfer fee
$0 p.a.
Get up to 55 days interest-free on purchases, a 0% p.a. for 12 months balance transfer offer, a $0 annual fee for life and global card support.

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ANZ

ANZ offers three different mobile payment applications to suit your card and devices. These are:

  • Apple Pay. If you have an iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch, this app will allow you to use it for payments with a range of compatible ANZ credit cards and debit cards.
  • Google Pay. ANZ also offers Google Pay for people with compatible smartphones and Android devices running Android 4.4 (KitKat) or above.
  • Samsung Pay. You can use Samsung Pay to make contactless payments from any compatible Samsung smartphone, tablet or watch.

Comparison of ANZ Credit Cards

Rates last updated August 24th, 2019
Name Product Purchase rate (p.a.) Balance transfer rate Annual fee Product Description
ANZ Low Rate
12.49% p.a.
0% p.a. for 15 months
$58 p.a.
Save with a 0% p.a. introductory rate on balance transfers for 15 months with no BT fee. Plus a low 12.49% p.a. interest rate on purchases.
ANZ First Visa Credit Card
20.24% p.a.
0% p.a. for 18 months with 2% balance transfer fee
$30 p.a.
Get up to 18 months interest-free on balance transfers and save with a low $30 annual fee. Plus, up to 55 days interest-free on purchases.
ANZ Frequent Flyer Black
20.24% p.a.
$425 p.a.
Earn 100,000 bonus Qantas Points & $200 back when you spend $4,000 in the first 3 months. Plus, airport lounge passes.
ANZ Platinum Credit Card
20.24% p.a.
0% p.a. for 18 months with 2% balance transfer fee
$0 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($87 p.a. thereafter)
Receive a 0% p.a. for 18 month balance transfer offer and a $0 first year annual fee. Plus, complimentary overseas travel and medical insurance.
ANZ First Student Card
20.24% p.a.
$0 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($30 p.a. thereafter)
An ideal, low limit credit card for full-time tertiary students with up to 55 days interest-free on purchases and a $0 annual fee for the first year.
ANZ Rewards Travel Adventures card
20.24% p.a.
$225 p.a.
Receive 40,000 bonus Velocity Points, 2 yearly Virgin Australia lounge passes, plus enjoy $0 overseas purchase transaction fees.
ANZ Frequent Flyer Platinum
20.24% p.a.
$295 p.a.
Receive 50,000 bonus Qantas Points and $100 back to your card when you spend $2,000 on eligible purchases within 3 months.
ANZ Rewards Black Credit Card
20.24% p.a.
$375 p.a.
Receive 100,000 bonus Reward Points and $100 back onto your card when you spend $4,000 within the first 3 months, plus, lounge passes.
ANZ Rewards Platinum
20.24% p.a.
$95 p.a.
Receive 50,000 bonus Reward Points and $50 back onto your card when you spend $2,000 on eligible purchases in the first 3 months.
ANZ Rewards Credit Card
20.24% p.a.
$80 p.a.
Earn uncapped Reward Points and get 25,000 bonus points when you spend $1,000 within the first 3 months from approval.
ANZ Frequent Flyer
20.24% p.a.
$95 p.a.
Receive 25,000 bonus Qantas Points when you spend $1,000 within the first 3 months. Plus, enjoy uncapped Qantas Points earning potential.
ANZ Business Black
20.24% p.a.
$300 p.a.
Offers premium features including uncapped rewards, travel benefits and tools to manage your business expenses.

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Bankwest

Bankwest has partnered with Google Pay to allow you to make payments with any device running KitKat 4.4 or higher. You can link any Bankwest Mastercard credit card or debit card to this service, including both personal and business products.

Comparison of Bankwest Credit Cards

Rates last updated August 24th, 2019
Name Product Purchase rate (p.a.) Balance transfer rate Annual fee Product Description
Bankwest Breeze Classic Mastercard
9.90% p.a.
0% p.a. for 6 months
$0 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($79 p.a. thereafter)
Enjoy 0% p.a. interest on balance transfers for the first 6 months with no balance transfer fee. Plus, a $0 first year annual fee.
Bankwest Zero Platinum Mastercard
17.99% p.a.
2.99% p.a. for 9 months
$0 p.a.
Offers a $0 annual fee, 0% foreign transaction fees, complimentary international travel insurance and a balance transfer offer.
Bankwest Breeze Platinum Mastercard
9.90% p.a.
0% p.a. for 6 months
$0 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($99 p.a. thereafter)
Enjoy 0% p.a. on balance transfers for 6 months and a $0 first year annual fee. Plus, complimentary insurance and no foreign transaction fees.
Bankwest Zero Mastercard
17.99% p.a.
2.99% p.a. for 9 months
$0 p.a.
Features an ongoing $0 annual fee. Plus, receive up to 55 days interest-free on purchases and a 2.99% p.a. for 9 months on balance transfers.
Bankwest Qantas Platinum Mastercard
20.49% p.a.
2.99% p.a. for 9 months
$80 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($160 p.a. thereafter)
Get 50,000 bonus Qantas Points when you meet the spend criteria and save with 0% foreign transaction fees and 50% off the first year annual fee.
Bankwest Qantas World Mastercard
20.49% p.a.
2.99% p.a. for 9 months
$135 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($270 p.a. thereafter)
Get 90,000 bonus Qantas Points when you meet the spend criteria. Plus, save with a first year annual fee discount and 0% foreign transaction fees.
Bankwest More Mastercard
19.99% p.a.
0% p.a. for 6 months with 1% balance transfer fee
$100 p.a.
Earn 1.5 More Rewards Points per $1 spent, 19,500 bonus points when you meet the spend criteria and receive a 0% p.a. balance transfer offer.
Bankwest More Platinum Mastercard
19.99% p.a.
0% p.a. for 6 months with 1% balance transfer fee
$160 p.a.
Earn 2 More Rewards Points per $1 spent, 75,000 bonus points when you meet the spend requirement and save with 0% foreign transaction fees.
Bankwest More World Mastercard
19.99% p.a.
0% p.a. for 6 months with 1% balance transfer fee
$270 p.a.
Earn 115,000 bonus points when you meet the spend requirement, receive complimentary travel insurance and 10 LoungeKey passes per year.
Bankwest Low Rate Business Mastercard
11.99% p.a.
$99 p.a.
Charges a low interest rate of 11.99% p.a. on purchases, cash advances and balance transfers. Plus, up to 3 additional cardholders at no cost.
Bankwest Business Large Rewards Mastercard
18.50% p.a.
$99 p.a.
Earn 28,000 bonus points when you meet the spend requirement, 1 reward point per $1 spent and add up to 3 additional cardholders at no cost.
Bankwest Corporate Mastercard
17.99% p.a.
$138 p.a.
Features unlimited cardholders, the ability to set spending limits and an annual fee waiver every year when $10,000 is spent on eligible purchases.

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Bank of Melbourne

Bank of Melbourne offers it's own mobile payment service, known as "Tap and Pay". This can be used on compatible Samsung phones and works with Bank of Melbourne's range of Mastercard and Visa cards. Unfortunately, only Samsung phones can use Bank of Melbourne's Tap and Pay, so if you have a different Android or Apple device you'll miss out on this service.

Comparison of Bank of Melbourne Credit Cards

Rates last updated August 24th, 2019
Name Product Purchase rate (p.a.) Balance transfer rate Annual fee Product Description
Bank of Melbourne Vertigo Platinum
12.99% p.a.
0% p.a. for 18 months
$49 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($99 p.a. thereafter)
Offers a 0% p.a. balance transfer rate for 18 months, a reduced annual fee for the first year and complimentary travel insurance.
Bank of Melbourne Amplify Signature
19.74% p.a.
0% p.a. for 6 months
$179 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($279 p.a. thereafter)
Earn 100,000 bonus Amplify Points each year for the first two years (200,000 total) when you spend $12,000 p.a., plus, complimentary lounge passes.
Bank of Melbourne Vertigo Classic
13.99% p.a.
0% p.a. for 16 months
$55 p.a.
Enjoy 0% p.a. interest for up to 16 months on balance transfers. Plus, a low annual fee and competitive purchase rate.
Bank of Melbourne Amplify Platinum
19.74% p.a.
0% p.a. for 6 months
$99 p.a.
Earn up to 100,000 bonus Amplify Points (50,000 per year) when you spend $6,000 on eligible purchases each year for the first 2 years.
Bank of Melbourne Amplify Platinum - Qantas
19.74% p.a.
0% p.a. for 6 months
$99 p.a.
Receive 60,000 bonus Qantas Points when you spend $2,000 within 90 days and earn up to 0.5 Qantas Points per $1 spent.
Bank of Melbourne Amplify Card
0% for 14 months, reverts to 19.74% p.a.
$79 p.a.
Take advantage of 0% p.a. interest on purchases for the first 14 months. Plus, your choice of Amplify or Qantas Points.
Bank of Melbourne Amplify Signature - Qantas
19.74% p.a.
0% p.a. for 6 months
$179 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($279 p.a. thereafter)
Offers 90,000 bonus Qantas Points when you spend $4,000 in 90 days, plus, 2 Qantas lounge passes per year and a discounted first year annual fee.
Bank of Melbourne No Annual Fee Card
20.74% p.a.
0% p.a. for 12 months with 1% balance transfer fee
$0 p.a.
Take advantage of 0% p.a. for 12 months on balance transfers, up to 55 days interest-free on purchases and no annual fee for the life of the card.
Bank of Melbourne Corporate Mastercard
N/A
Experience a complete financial management system available online and the protection of complimentary insurances.
Bank of Melbourne Amplify Business Credit Card
19.49% p.a.
$0 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($89 p.a. thereafter)
Enjoy 60,000 bonus Amplify or Qantas Points and a $0 first year annual fee. Plus, uncapped reward points.

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Citi

Like several other providers, Citi offers an in-house mobile payment app known as Citi Pay. This works on any Android device running KitKat 4.4 or higher. Citi Pay also offers a unique security feature: instead of storing your actual card details, it creates a unique Digital Account Number for all Citi credit cards and debit cards loaded onto the app. Citi credit cards and debit cards are also compatible with Samsung Pay.

Comparison of Citi Credit Cards

Rates last updated August 24th, 2019
Name Product Purchase rate (p.a.) Balance transfer rate Annual fee Product Description
Citi Rewards Platinum Credit Card - Exclusive Offer
0% for 13 months, reverts to 20.99% p.a.
0% p.a. for 13 months
$49 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($149 p.a. thereafter)
Finder Exclusive:
Save with 0% interest on purchases and balance transfers for 13 months (with no BT fee). Plus, a discounted $49 annual fee for the first year.
Citi Clear Platinum Credit Card
12.99% p.a.
0% p.a. for 14 months
$0 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($99 p.a. thereafter)
Offers a long-term balance transfer and $0 first year annual fee. Plus, insurance covers and Citibank Dining Program perks.
Citi Rewards Platinum Credit Card - Balance Transfer Offer
20.99% p.a.
0% p.a. for 26 months with 1.5% balance transfer fee
$0 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($199 p.a. thereafter)
Earn reward Points per $1 spent, take advantage of a 0% p.a. for 26 month balance transfer offer, plus $0 first year annual fee.
Citi Rewards Platinum Credit Card
20.99% p.a.
0% p.a. for 15 months with 1% balance transfer fee
$49 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($149 p.a. thereafter)
Get up to 120,000 bonus rewards Points when you meet the spend requirements. Plus, save with a $49 first year annual fee.
Citi Rewards Signature Credit Card
20.99% p.a.
0% p.a. for 15 months with 1% balance transfer fee
$199 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($395 p.a. thereafter)
Offers 120,000 bonus reward Points, a $199 first year annual fee, airport lounge passes and premium perks.
Citi Rewards Classic Credit Card
20.99% p.a.
0% p.a. for 15 months with 1.5% balance transfer fee
$49 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($99 p.a. thereafter)
Earn Points per $1 spent and up to $50 cashback when you meet the spend criteria. Plus, a 15 per month balance transfer offer.
Citi Signature Qantas Credit Card
20.99% p.a.
0% p.a. for 15 months with 1% balance transfer fee
$248 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($444 p.a. thereafter)
Get up to 150,000 bonus Qantas Points when you meet the spend requirement, a first year annual fee discount and complimentary travel perks.
Emirates Citi World Mastercard
20.99% p.a.
0% p.a. for 9 months
$149 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($299 p.a. thereafter)
Receive up to 60,000 bonus Skywards Miles and pay half the annual fee for the first year.
Citi Prestige Card
20.99% p.a.
0% p.a. for 6 months
$700 p.a.
Enjoy 150,000 bonus reward Points, unlimited airport lounge access, complimentary insurance covers and more.
Citi Rewards Platinum Credit Card - flybuys Offer
20.99% p.a.
0% p.a. for 12 months
$49 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($149 p.a. thereafter)
Earn 70,000 flybuys bonus points. Plus, save with a reduced first year annual fee and 0% balance transfer offer.
Citi Qantas Prestige Card
20.99% p.a.
0% p.a. for 6 months
$749 p.a.
Receive 70,000 bonus Qantas Points. Plus, unlimited airport lounge access with Priority Pass and complimentary travel insurance.

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Commonwealth Bank

The CommBank app's Tap & Pay service allows you to make payments from a compatible mobile phone or device. There are different options based on your device's operating system:

  • Android. If you have a smartphone running Android 4.4 (KitKat) or above, you can use it to make purchases at any contactless terminal using your phone (even overseas).
  • Apple/iOS. If you have an iPhone, you can still set up Tap & Pay through your CommBank app but will need to purchase a separate PayTag that you then stick on the bottom of your phone to make contactless payments. A one-off fee of $2.99 applies for the PayTag.

As with other contactless transactions, you can use Tap & Pay without needing a PIN for purchases under $100. After that, you may be prompted for a PIN.

Comparison of Commonwealth Bank Credit Cards

Rates last updated August 24th, 2019
Name Product Purchase rate (p.a.) Balance transfer rate Annual fee Product Description
Commonwealth Bank Platinum Awards Credit Card
20.24% p.a.
5.99% p.a. for 5 months
$249 p.a.
Get 100,000 bonus Awards points when you spend $4,000 on eligible purchases with your new card by 31 January 2020.
Commonwealth Bank Awards Credit Card
20.24% p.a.
5.99% p.a. for 5 months
$59 p.a.
Get 30,000 bonus Awards points when you spend $2,000 on eligible purchases with your new card by 31 January 2020.
Commonwealth Bank Diamond Awards Credit Card
20.24% p.a.
5.99% p.a. for 5 months
$349 p.a.
Get 120,000 bonus Awards points when you spend $6,000 on eligible purchases with your new card by 31 January 2020.
Commonwealth Bank Low Rate Credit Card
13.24% p.a.
5.99% p.a. for 5 months
$59 p.a.
Get a low variable 13.24% p.a. purchase rate, a 5 month balance transfer offer and up to 55 days interest-free on purchases.
Commonwealth Bank Low Fee Credit Card
19.74% p.a.
5.99% p.a. for 5 months
$0 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($29 p.a. thereafter)
Receive up to 55 days interest free on purchases and a continued annual fee waiver if you spend at least $1,000 in the previous year.
Commonwealth Bank Essentials Credit Card
9.90% p.a.
$60 p.a.
Save with a low 9.9% p.a. interest rate on purchases. Plus, add an additional cardholder for $0.
Commonwealth Bank Low Rate Gold Credit Card
13.24% p.a.
5.99% p.a. for 5 months
$89 p.a.
Get a low variable 13.24% p.a. purchase rate, a 5 month balance transfer offer and up to 55 days interest-free on purchases.
Commonwealth Bank Low Fee Gold Credit Card
19.74% p.a.
5.99% p.a. for 5 months
$0 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($89 p.a. thereafter)
Enjoy up to 55 interest-free days on purchases, included insurances and an ongoing annual fee waiver when you meet the spend requirement.

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NAB

NAB Pay is included with NAB's mobile app and allows you to tap and pay with an Android or Apple device. If you have an Android mobile device, you'll be able to simply tap to pay with your compatible NAB credit card. NAB cards are also compatible with Apple Pay, allowing you to use your iPhone or Apple Watch to make contactless payments.

Comparison of NAB Credit Cards

Rates last updated August 24th, 2019
Name Product Purchase rate (p.a.) Balance transfer rate Annual fee Product Description
NAB Qantas Rewards Signature Card
19.99% p.a.
0% p.a. for 6 months with 2% balance transfer fee
$295 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($395 p.a. thereafter)
Collect up to 120,000 bonus Qantas Points. Get 90,000 when you spend $3,000 on eligible purchases in the first 60 days and 30,000 after 12 months.
NAB Qantas Business Signature Card
18.50% p.a.
$295 p.a.
Receive 100,000 bonus Qantas Points and earn points on everyday business purchases. Also get up to 44 days interest-free and multiple cards.
NAB Rewards Business Signature Card
18.50% p.a.
$175 p.a.
Earn 100,000 bonus points when you spend $4,000 on everyday business purchases in the first 60 days of account opening.
NAB Low Rate Business Card
0% for 12 months, reverts to 13.25% p.a.
$0 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($60 p.a. thereafter)
Manage your cashflow with up to 55 days interest-free on business purchases and receive complimentary unauthorised transaction insurance.
NAB Low Rate Platinum Card
0% for 15 months, reverts to 13.99% p.a.
0% p.a. for 6 months with 2% balance transfer fee
$100 p.a.
Enjoy a 0% p.a. interest rate offer on purchases for 15 months and the protection of 7 complimentary insurances including overseas travel insurance.
NAB Low Fee Platinum Card
19.74% p.a.
0% p.a. for 6 months with 2% balance transfer fee
$90 p.a.
Offers 7 complimentary insurance covers and 0% p.a. for 6 months on balance transfers for a $90 p.a. annual fee.
NAB Low Fee Card
19.74% p.a.
0% p.a. for 6 months with 2% balance transfer fee
$30 p.a.
Receive complimentary purchase protection insurance and 0% p.a. for 6 months on balance transfers.
NAB Low Rate Credit Card
0% for 6 months, reverts to 13.99% p.a.
0% p.a. for 6 months with 2% balance transfer fee
$59 p.a.
Receive an introductory 0% p.a. interest rate for 6 months on purchases, Visa Entertainment offers and a competitive $59 ongoing annual fee.
NAB Rewards Signature Card
19.99% p.a.
0% p.a. for 6 months with 2% balance transfer fee
$295 p.a.
Earn up to 120,000 bonus NAB Rewards Points when you meet the spend criteria. Plus, a points booster and uncapped rewards earning potential.
NAB Rewards Platinum Card
19.99% p.a.
0% p.a. for 6 months with 2% balance transfer fee
$195 p.a.
Collect 60,000 bonus points when you spend $1,000 within 60 days of account opening. Plus, receive complimentary travel and purchase insurances.
NAB Rewards Classic Card
19.99% p.a.
0% p.a. for 6 months with 2% balance transfer fee
$95 p.a.
Get 30,000 bonus points when you meet the spend requirement, 0.75 NAB Rewards Points per $1 spent and a 0% p.a. balance transfer offer.
NAB Qantas Rewards Card
19.99% p.a.
0% p.a. for 6 months with 2% balance transfer fee
$95 p.a.
A Visa card that offers 0.5 Qantas points per $1 spent, complimentary purchase protection insurance and up to 44 interest-free days on purchases.
NAB Qantas Rewards Premium Card
19.99% p.a.
0% p.a. for 6 months with 2% balance transfer fee
$250 p.a.
Offers 30,000 bonus points when you meet the spend requirements and Qantas Points for your everyday spending. Plus a 24/7 personal concierge.

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People’s Choice Credit Union

If you've got a People's Choice Credit Union credit card, you can choose between any of the following mobile payment services:

  • Apple Pay. If you've got an iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch or Mac, you can use it to make contactless payments with your People's Choice card via the Apple Pay app.
  • Google Pay. People's Choice also caters to Android devices, with a selection of People's Choice Credit Union credit cards and debit cards compatible with the Google Pay service.
  • People's Choice redi2PAY app. This app is available for Android phones running KitKat 4.4 or above. It works in a similar way to other contactless apps but also allows you to set up a virtual copy of the card you wish to use for payments. However, if you want to have access to more than one card at a time, you’re out of luck – the redi2PAY app only supports one card at once.

Comparison of People's Choice Credit Union Credit Cards

Rates last updated August 24th, 2019
Name Product Purchase rate (p.a.) Balance transfer rate Annual fee Product Description
People's Choice Credit Union Visa Credit Card
2.99% for 6 months, reverts to 12.95% p.a.
2.99% p.a. for 6 months
$59 p.a.
Receive up to 62 days interest-free on purchases and the ability to use Google Pay or Apple Pay.

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St.George

The St.George Tap & Pay service is part of it's mobile banking app and works with compatible Samsung phones. Once you have activated the app, you can load your St.George Mastercard and Visa card or cards and start using your phone to tap and pay.

Comparison of St.George Bank Credit Cards

Rates last updated August 24th, 2019
Name Product Purchase rate (p.a.) Balance transfer rate Annual fee Product Description
St.George Vertigo Classic - Exclusive Offer
0% for 14 months, reverts to 13.99% p.a.
0% p.a. for 6 months
$0 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($55 p.a. thereafter)
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Low rate card offering 0% p.a. interest on purchases for the first 14 months and on balance transfers for 6 months. Plus, a $0 first year annual fee.
St.George Vertigo Platinum
12.99% p.a.
0% p.a. for 18 months
$49 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($99 p.a. thereafter)
Features a long-term 0% balance transfer offer, $49 first year annual fee and access to a 24/7 personal concierge service.
St.George Vertigo Classic
13.99% p.a.
0% p.a. for 16 months
$55 p.a.
Get 0% p.a. interest for up to 16 months on balance transfers with no balance transfer fee. Plus, a low annual fee and purchase rate.
St.George Amplify Signature - Qantas
19.74% p.a.
0% p.a. for 6 months
$179 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($279 p.a. thereafter)
Get 90,000 bonus Qantas Points when you spend $4,000 in 90 days and 2 complimentary Qantas Club lounge invitations per year.
St.George Amplify Platinum - Qantas
19.74% p.a.
0% p.a. for 6 months
$99 p.a.
Earn 60,000 bonus Qantas Points when you spend $2,000 within 90 days and earn 0.5 Qantas points per $1 spent.
St.George Amplify Signature
19.74% p.a.
0% p.a. for 6 months
$179 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($279 p.a. thereafter)
Get up to 200,000 bonus Amplify Points (100,000 each year) when you spend $12,000 p.a. for the first 2 years.
St.George Vertigo Classic Rainbow
13.99% p.a.
0% p.a. for 16 months
$55 p.a.
All the great low cost features of the Vertigo Visa with a rainbow design in support of the LGBT community.
St.George Rainbow Vertigo Platinum
12.99% p.a.
0% p.a. for 18 months
$49 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($99 p.a. thereafter)
All the platinum features of the Vertigo Platinum Visa with a rainbow design in support of the LGBT community.
St.George Amplify Platinum
19.74% p.a.
0% p.a. for 6 months
$99 p.a.
Get up to 100,000 bonus Amplify Points (50,000 each year) when you meet the spend requirement over 2 years.
St.George No Annual Fee
20.74% p.a.
0% p.a. for 12 months with 1% balance transfer fee
$0 p.a.
Receive up to 55 days interest-free on purchases, a low minimum credit limit of $500 and a long-term balance transfer offer.
St.George Amplify
0% for 14 months, reverts to 19.74% p.a.
$79 p.a.
Take advantage of 0% p.a. interest on purchases for the first 14 months. Plus earn uncapped Amplify or Qantas Points per dollar spent.
St.George Amplify Business
19.49% p.a.
$0 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($89 p.a. thereafter)
A business card that offers 60,000 bonus Amplify or Qantas Points and $0 first year annual fee.

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Westpac

Westpac offers mobile payments through both Google Pay and Samsung Pay for eligible cards when you have a compatible device. To make use of this technology, simply download the Google Pay or Samsung Pay app to your device, fill in your card details and personal information and agree to the app's terms and conditions. If you’re worried about security risks, Westpac’s Fraud Money Back Guarantee and password-protected login systems have your back. However, similar to the CommBank app, Westpac's mobile payment options are not available across all phone types, limiting its usability to anyone without a compatible Android device or Samsung smartphone.

Comparison of Westpac Bank Credit Cards

Rates last updated August 24th, 2019
Name Product Purchase rate (p.a.) Balance transfer rate Annual fee Product Description
Westpac Low Rate Card
2019 Winner
Westpac Low Rate Card
13.74% p.a.
0% p.a. for 16 months
$59 p.a.
A no frills, low rate card offering 0% p.a. interest on balance transfers for the first 16 months, with no balance transfer fee.
Westpac Altitude Platinum Card - Qantas
20.49% p.a.
$200 p.a.
Earn 60,000 bonus Qantas Points when you spend $3,000 within 90 days of card approval. Plus, complimentary insurances and a personal concierge.
Westpac Low Fee Platinum Card
0% for 9 months, reverts to 20.09% p.a.
$0 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($90 p.a. thereafter)
Save with a $0 first year annual fee and a 0% p.a. interest rate for 9 months on purchases with platinum perks.
Westpac Altitude Platinum Card
20.49% p.a.
$150 p.a.
Earn 60,000 bonus Altitude Points when you spend $3,000 within 90 days of card approval.
American Express Westpac Altitude Platinum Bundle - Qantas
20.24% p.a. (AMEX)

20.49% p.a. (Visa/MC)

$249 p.a.
Up to 75,000 bonus Qantas Points when you meet the criteria with this dual Mastercard (issued by Westpac) & Amex (issued by Amex).
American Express Westpac Altitude Platinum Bundle
20.24% p.a. (AMEX)

20.49% p.a. (Visa/MC)

$199 p.a.
Collect up to 75,000 bonus Altitude Points when you meet T&Cs with Mastercard (issued by Westpac) & Amex (issued by Amex).
Westpac Altitude Black
20.49% p.a.
$250 p.a.
Earn 80,000 bonus Altitude Points when you meet the spend requirement. Plus, 2 yearly Priority Pass lounge invitations.
Westpac Altitude Black - Qantas
20.49% p.a.
$300 p.a.
Earn 80,000 bonus Qantas Points when you meet the spend requirement. Plus, 2 yearly Qantas Club lounge invitations.
American Express Westpac Altitude Black Bundle
20.24% p.a. (AMEX)

20.49% p.a. (Visa/MC)

$449 p.a.
Up to 120,000 bonus Altitude Points with Mastercard (issued by Westpac) & Amex (issued & serviced by Amex). T&Cs apply.
American Express Westpac Altitude Black Bundle - Qantas
20.24% p.a. (AMEX)

20.49% p.a. (Visa/MC)

$499 p.a.
Up to 120,000 bonus Qantas Points with Mastercard (issued by Westpac) & Amex (issued & serviced by Amex). T&Cs apply.
American Express Westpac Altitude Black Bundle - Velocity
20.24% p.a. (AMEX)

20.49% p.a. (Visa/MC)

$499 p.a.
Up to 120,000 bonus Velocity Points with Mastercard (issued by Westpac) & Amex (issued & serviced by Amex). T&Cs apply.
Westpac Altitude Black - Velocity
20.49% p.a.
$300 p.a.
Collect 80,000 bonus Velocity Points when you meet the spend requirement. Plus, complimentary seat upgrades and lounge passes.
Westpac Altitude Platinum Card - Velocity
20.49% p.a.
$200 p.a.
60,000 bonus Velocity Points when you spend $3,000 within 90 days of approval. Plus, complimentary Economy X Seat Upgrade Vouchers.
American Express Westpac Altitude Platinum Bundle - Velocity
20.24% p.a. (AMEX)

20.49% p.a. (Visa/MC)

$249 p.a.
Earn up to 75,000 bonus Velocity Points when you meet the criteria with this dual Mastercard (issued by Westpac) & Amex (issued by Amex).
Westpac Low Fee Card
20.09% p.a.
$0 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($30 p.a. thereafter)
Receive up to 55 days interest-free on purchases and save with a $0 first year annual fee.
Westpac Lite Card
9.90% p.a.
$108 p.a.
Keep credit card costs low with a maximum credit limit of $4,000, a 9.9% p.a. purchase interest rate and no foreign transaction fees.
Westpac BusinessChoice Rewards Platinum Mastercard
20.24% p.a.
$150 p.a.
Earn 100,000 bonus points, up to 0.5 Qantas Points per $1 spent on eligible purchases. Plus, receive up to 55 interest-free days on purchases.
Westpac Altitude Business Platinum Credit Card
20.24% p.a.
4.99% p.a. for 12 months
$0 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($200 p.a. thereafter)
Receive 80,000 bonus Altitude Points when you spend $3,000 within 90 days from card approval. Plus, a $0 first year annual fee.
Westpac Altitude Business Gold Mastercard
20.24% p.a.
4.99% p.a. for 12 months
$0 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($150 p.a. thereafter)
Collect 60,000 bonus points when you spend $3,000 within 90 days from card approval. Plus, a $0 first year annual fee.

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Compare debit cards with contactless payment options

Rates last updated August 24th, 2019
$
Name Product Debit Card Access ATM Withdrawal Fee Contactless Payments Fee Free Deposit p.m. Monthly Account Fee Product Description
NAB Classic Banking
Visa
$0
Google Pay, Samsung Pay
$0
Google Pay, Samsung Pay & Apple Pay available.
You can use Google Pay, Samsung Pay and Apple Pay to make contactless payments using your smartphone with this account.
HSBC Everyday Global Account
Visa
$0
Apple Pay, Google Pay
$0
Google Pay & Apple Pay available.
You can make cardless payments using your iPhone or Android smartphone with this account. Simply add your card to the Wallet app on your iPhone or download the Google Pay app for Android to get started.
ING Orange Everyday Account
Visa
$0
Apple Pay, Google Pay
$0
Google Pay & Apple Pay available.
You can make cardless payments using your iPhone or Android smartphone with this account. Simply download the ING app for iPhone or the Google Pay app for Android to get started.
Citi Global Currency Account
Mastercard
$0
Samsung Pay
$0
Samsung Pay available.
You can make cardless payments using your Samsung smartphone with this account. Simply download the Samsung Pay app to get started.
Westpac Choice
Mastercard
$0
-
$2,000
Google Pay, Samsung Pay & Westpac PayWear available.
You can use Google Pay and Samsung Pay to make contactless payments using your Android or Samsung smartphone with this account. For iPhones, you can use a Westpac PayWear to make payments without using your card.

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Although we’ve recently transitioned into a virtually cashless society, we may be moving beyond and into a cardless world. Contactless payment technology via mobile apps could simplify everyday purchases, but given the limitations currently posed by Australian bank and credit unions’ apps, it may be some time before mobile contactless payments become the norm. Watch this space though, because finder.com.au will be the first to provide users with a comprehensive comparison of the contactless payment app options available to Australians as they drop.

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