Westpac integrates Apple’s Tap to Pay for contactless payments

Westpac has announced to customers that they can now make contactless payments through the integration of Apple’s Tap to Pay

The “new, easy and secure payment option” will enable business customers to accept all forms of in-person contactless payments with their iPhone, bolstered by Westpac’s EFTPOS Air iOS app, removing the need for additional hardware or payment terminals. 

Via the supported Westpac app and tapping into NFC technology, checkout merchants will be able to prompt the customer to hold their contactless payment near the merchant’s iPhone for the payment to be securely processed. 

Tap to Pay on iPhone also supports PIN entry, which includes accessibility options, using built-in features of iPhone to keep the businesses’ and customers’ data private and secure. 

Westpac Chief Executive, Consumer and Business Banking, Chris de Bruin said: “We’re delighted to offer businesses another flexible and fast payment option with Tap to Pay on iPhone.

“This new capability is particularly beneficial for any business that takes payments on the road or needs their staff to be more mobile on the shop floor. It’s a game changer for tradies, delivery drivers and businesses like hairdressers, mechanics or florists, and many more. 

“It aligns with our strategy to provide customers with payment solutions that are easy, safe and reliable to use, and will help drive business efficiencies.”