ANZ group executive Australia Fred Ohlsson says ApplePay will provide a safe and more convenient payment experience for customers.
“It makes it much more convenient to pay, both in-store and in-app” he told BlueNotes on video.
ANZ managing director, products & marketing Matt Boss said the move was a natural evolution for the bank’s payment offerings.
“If you Google any of the banks and put Apple pay in you can see there is clearly a demand from our customers,” he said. “And customers have been asking for it here in Australia for quite a while.”
Ohlsson said the bank had learned from its experience with its GoMoney product, including the customer demand for touch ID payments. Boss said the simplicity of Apple Pay was the key for consumers.
“One of the biggest things we’ve learned through GoMoney, through the internet banking refresh we’ve just had and other things, is if you actually just build a thing that’s simple, the uptake is really there,” he said. “I think this provides something like that.”
Ohlsson said the service was at least as safe as contactless payments, with no critical payment information kept on the phone, and “arguably even safer because you actually need your touch ID to pay”.
Boss and Ohlsson also touched on the future of fintech and what it will mean for customers. Watch the video above to find out more.
Andrew Cornell is managing editor at BlueNotes