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ANZ offers Android Pay to Mastercard customers

ANZ today announced its Mastercard customers can now use their smartphone to make tap and go payments with Android Pay .

From today, more than 500,000 ANZ customers with Mastercard credit cards can use Android Pay to make quick and secure purchases wherever contactless payments are accepted on their smartphone.


ANZ Managing Director Products and Marketing, Matt Boss said: “We were really pleased to be the first major Australian bank to launch Android Pay last month, and now our Mastercard customers can make mobile payments with this service as well.


“This capability we’ve announced today brings more choice to more of our customers and we know that’s something they want, particularly when it comes to the way they bank and where they bank.


“At ANZ we are working hard to build the best digital bank for our customers and this is another important step towards that goal.”


Mastercard Australasia’s Head of Market Development and Innovation, Garry Duursma said: "Mastercard supports innovation, and the launch of Android Pay is a great example of this in the payment space. Mastercard’s Digital Enablement Service (MDES) powers the secure service for ANZ, ensuring cardholders are able to make safe and convenient payments from their Android mobile devices.


“Mastercard was the first in the world to introduce contactless payments and today Australia is one of the world leading markets for contactless usage with more than seven out of ten transactions made using the technology. ANZ Mastercard cardholders will now be able to use Android Pay everywhere contactless payments are accepted at over 750,000 terminals across Australia.


” The announcement comes after ANZ became the first major Australian bank to offer Android Pay to customers in July this year.


Android Pay uses tokenisation security to protect card numbers by never sharing them with the merchant or saving them on the device.


Learn more at www.anz.com/mobilepayments.


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