ING Direct appears to be sending a survey about Apple Pay to its customers in Australia, according to a tipster who sent us the photo below.
While the bank has yet to officially implement Apple Pay, the survey suggests support could be imminent for its "Orange Everyday" debit and credit cards.
ING Direct Australia had nearly 420,000 customers with Orange Everyday accounts open as of December 2015. Here's a list of Apple Pay banks in Australia.
Update: Apple's website now says Apple Pay is "coming soon" to ING Direct and Macquarie customers in Australia. No exact timeline was specified.
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As with most surveys, the results may depend to a large degree on what exactly is asked.
If they ask people "Would you like Apple Pay, which is just like another form of the contactless card you already have?" they might get a less positive response than something like "Would you like to be able to pay on your iPhone without even needing your cards present, have them protected by Touch ID, and have your actual card numbers insulated behind alias numbers for a further layer of security?", where they might receive more positive interest in it.