That’s right, it’s the Commonwealth Bank. Currently there are 50 banks in Australia that support Apple pay but three out of the top four banks do not. Read on for which banks do and don’t support Apple Pay in Australia.
Banks that do not support Apple pay in Australia
Here is a list of banks that do not support Apple Pay in Australia
- Commonwealth Bank
- Westpac Bank
- St George Bank
- Bendigo Bank
- National Australia Bank
If you know of any other banks that don’t work with Apple Pay leave a comment below and I can add them to the list.
My Apple Pay experience
The Apple Pay logo is becoming more common as Apple Pay takes off in Australia so I thought I’d give it a go. I tried to enable Apple Pay on my iPhone to discover that none of my banks support Apple Pay.
I tried St George – nope.
I tried Westpac – nope.
I tried Commonwealth Bank – nope.
And I’m told NAB and Bendigo Bank don’t work either.
It seems that pretty much all the other banks do.
Before you try to use Apple Pay I’d suggest you make sure your bank supports it. It’s likely that your bank does support it because the list of banks that do support Apple Pay is a lot bigger than the list of banks that don’t.
Banks that do support Apple Pay
You can see a list of the 50 Australian banks that offer Apple Pay in Australia here. What’s interesting is that while 50 banks in Australia do support Apple Pay, out of the 4 biggest banks ANZ is the only bank to support Apple Pay. ANZ say that over 1/4 of their customers use Apple Pay. On the other hand 0% of NAB, Commonwealth and Westpac customers use Apple Pay because these 3 banks do not offer it. Maybe this is a result of the legal battles between the Commonwealth Bank, Westpac, Bendigo Bank and Appl where the banks have been trying to band together to negotiate with Apple but the ACCC won’t let them.
ANZ say that over 1/4 of their customers use Apple Pay. On the other hand 0% of NAB, Commonwealth and Westpac customers use Apple Pay because these 3 banks do not offer it.
If your bank supports Apple Pay it’s very easy to use – see this article on how to set up and use Apple pay.