The new service will allow business customers to accept contactless payments with their iPhone
Apple has introduced Tap to Pay for iPhone in Australia.
Tap to Pay enables businesses to accept all forms of contactless payments, including Apple Pay, credit and debit cards, and other digital wallets, via an iPhone, removing the need for any additional hardware or payment terminals.
Westpac and Tyro Payments will be the first payment platforms in Australia to utilise the service, with a number of other platforms and apps expected to follow, including ANZ Worldline Payment Solutions, Stripe and Till Payments.
Jennifer Bailey, Apple’s vice president of Apple Pay and Wallet, said: “Australia is a nation of entrepreneurs and innovators, and small and medium-sized businesses are at the heart of the country’s workforce, employing millions of Australians.
“The convenience of Tap To Pay empowers Australian businesses to offer easy, secure, and private contactless payment experiences to their customers, and help them run and grow their business.”
Chris de Bruin, chief executive of consumer and business banking at Westpac, commented: “Our business customers can be onboarded and start accepting quick and secure payments on-the-go within minutes.
“It’s a game changer for tradies, delivery drivers and businesses like hairdressers, mechanics or florists.”
Jon Davey, chief executive officer at Tyro, said: “We are excited to provide this new offering to our customers, providing greater flexibility when staff are working on-site or on the move.”