O Apple Pay continues to expand with turtle steps and the country that has just received support for it New Zealand.
From now on, the bank's customers ANZ may use Apple's mobile payment service with their debit and credit cards on websites through iOS or macOS Sierra or at the following physical stores: BP, Corporate Cars, Domino's, Farmers, Glassons, Hallenstein Brothers, Kmart, McDonald's, Noel Leeming, Pascoes, Stevens, Storm, The Warehouse, Torpedo7 and Warehouse Stationery.
Nearby, in Australia, the service has encountered great resistance on the part of banks due to the restriction of the use of NFC and also due to the fees that Apple collects in each transaction carried out. Despite this, ANZ bank executive Liz Maguire told the Neozelands website Stuff that, for the benefits that the service offers, it is worth paying the fees.
For us, what matters more than anything is what (the service) brings to customers. I think we're going to see a lot of people using it because it's so easy. We think there is a great interest in Apple Pay in the market and, when it was announced (that the service would arrive soon), several comments appeared on social networks asking when the bank would offer the service.
To use the service in New Zealand for purchases under NZ $ 80, simply use the Touch ID of the iPhones SE, 6/6 Plus, 6s / 6s Plus or 7/7 Plus or Apple Watch (paired with an iPhone 5 or higher) . For purchases over NZ $ 80, in addition to Touch ID or Apple Watch, users must enter a code number (PIN) to confirm the purchase.
New Zealand is the 11th country to support Apple Pay, which is already in the following locations: Australia, Canada, China, United States, France, Hong Kong, United Kingdom, Russia, Singapore and Switzerland. The next to enter this list will be Japan, Spain and Taiwan.