1 – 0 Apple Pay vs Australian banks

Apple won the “battle” against the Australian banks trying to get use of the Apple NFC for use in their own wallets. The now disappointed banks says that they now individually will seek how to work with mobile payments & mobile wallet.

Read more here.

My guess is that the banks, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Westpac, National Australia Bank, and Bendigo and Adelaide Bank now will launch Samsung Pay and Android Pay when avaiable in Australia. They will probably also look into using BLE and/or QR if they want eventual own wallets to support iPhones…or just launch their own alternatives on Android for start.

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