More than half a million new potential Apple Pay users in Australia: ING & Macquarie Bank

ING and Macquarie Cards accepted as of today

If you’re a customer of ING DIRECT or Macquarie Bank today is the day the error messages go away.  You can now add your cards to Apple Pay.

ING alone has half a million customers on their “Orange Everyday” accounts, and each of them can now add their cards to the Apple Wallet and take advantage of simple tap and go payments with their phone.

John Arnott, Executive Director, Customers, at ING DIRECT said there has been high demand for Apple Pay from the bank’s customers:

“At ING DIRECT we are digital-first, and increasingly mobile-first. Our customers are the most digitally engaged of any bank in this country, with 74% of their interactions with us through our mobile app – that’s almost 200,000 interactions through mobile each day. 

“Our customers embrace mobile technology to make many aspects of their lives quick, easy and convenient, and this will undoubtedly extend to how they pay.  Approximately 70 per cent of our Orange Everyday customers who use our app connect with us through an iOS device and they’ve been asking us for Apple Pay.  We’re delighted to be able to deliver.”

Macquarie customers can also add their cards today, as can over 30 other banks including the ANZ and AMEX customers.

As for Commonwealth, NAB, Westpac et al – well, you know the story there.

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  • nicK Clark
    21 February 2017 at 7:26 pm
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    My partner and I have been slowly making the move over to ING Direct, tomorrow I will be confirming the account. I’m so excited to use Apple Pay again (I’ve used it with my UK bank)

    So long CommBank!!!

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