Australian bank ANZ, who originally offered only Apple Pay support for Visa and American Express cards, has announced that as of August 30, their MasterCard holding customers will also be able to add them to Apple Pay.
From today, about 500,000 more ANZ customers will have the opportunity to use Apple Pay, as MasterCard is added alongside Visa and American Express.
Holders of eligible MasterCards, which include the bank’s ANZ Low Rate MasterCard and ANZ Low Rate Platinum MasterCard, can add their credit cards by following the steps listed below.
Users can add their credit or debit card to Apple Pay, by doing the following:
- iPhone users running iOS 9 can go to the Wallet app and tap the “+” icon in the upper right-hand corner to begin, and then just follow the prompts. Users of iPads with Touch ID can add a card to the service to use in apps by going into “Settings” -> “Wallet & Apple Pay” to add a card there.
- Apple Watch users will need to enter the Watch app on their iPhone, Tap on the “Wallet & Apple Pay” option, and then tap the “Add Credit or Debit Card” option.
- Have your card handy, get ready to take a photo of the card with your iPhone’s camera, and then just follow the prompts. (Some banks may require a phone call to verify your card info before activating your card for Apple Pay.)
Apple Pay works with the iPhone SE, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, Apple Watch, iPad mini 4, iPad Air 2, and both models of the iPad Pro.
ANZ is one of the big four banks in Australia, alongside Commonwealth Bank (CBA), Westpac (WBC), and National Australia Bank (NAB). Apple is still in talks with the other three institutions about adding Apple Pay support for their customers, and those talks are becoming increasingly contentious.
ANZ, the first of the country’s “big four” banks to offer support for Apple Pay, has reportedly experienced a 20% jump in online credit card and deposit account applications since announcing support for Apple’s contactless payments system.