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  • Apple Partners With American Express to Launch Apple Pay in Australia

    Apple launched its contactless mobile payment service, Apple Pay, in Australia today in partnership with major credit card company American Express. Australia marks the fourth country to get Apple Pay after it launched in Canada this week as well. Currently, McDonald’s, Starbucks, Coles, Harvey Norman, Kmart, and Woolworths is accepting the service. Other stores accepting American Express and are set up with NFC payment terminals are also accepting Apple Pay.

    In iOS 9.1, users can add their American Express credit card to the Wallet app by clicking the ‘add credit or debit card’ option. Although Apple partnered with American Express, consumers typically use Visa and MasterCard moreso than Amex. This just means that other major credit card companies will have to come to an agreement with Apple soon if they want to keep their customers. It will definitely add some pressure to other companies.

    Apple has plans to expand the payment service to even more companies by early next year. They will also be partnering with American Express to roll out the service in Hong Kong, Spain, and Singapore. We definitely are impressed with how fast the company is expanding countries and companies wise in such little time. Have you been using Apple Pay since its release? Share with us in the section below.

    Source: American Express
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Partners With American Express to Launch Apple Pay in Australia started by Akshay Masand View original post