Starting today, Bendigo and Adelaide Bank in Australia is offering support for Apple Pay. The announcement means account holders in Australia can now use Apple Pay with their Bendigo Blue Bank cards.

People who use Apple Pay with their Bendigo Bank MasterCard will continue to get the rewards and benefits that their Mastercard credit and debit cards provide.

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Eligible cards also include:

  • Act. Mastercard® debit
  • Basic Black Mastercard credit
  • Blue Mastercard debit
  • Business Mastercard credit
  • Business Mastercard debit
  • CSB b-entertained Mastercard
  • CSB b-packaged Mastercard
  • Low Rate Mastercard
  • Low Rate Platinum Mastercard
  • Platinum Mastercard
  • Pokitpal Mastercard debit
  • Qantas Platinum Mastercard
  • Ready Red Mastercard credit
  • RSPCA Mastercard

Bendigo and Adelaide Bank was one of several banks that lost a fight in March to gain access to the NFC chip used in iPhones so they could offer their own integrated digital wallets to customers.

They also unsuccessfully lobbied the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission to be allowed to collectively bargain with Apple and boycott Apple Pay.

(Thanks, Adam!)

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Top Rated Comments

LDNA Avatar
58 months ago
Adelaide stays winning. I still can't believe Commbank made me move to ANZ, BUT I've been using Apple Pay for almost a year trouble-free. First in, best dressed!
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
timmyh Avatar
58 months ago
Is this an error? Surely this is not restricted to Victoria and South Australia... o_O
Thanks. It's an error I've now corrected.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Juiceboy Avatar
58 months ago
the big 3 that are left just look ridiculous for this.
i'm kinda curious what the ratio is of Apple / Android usage in Aus. Nearly everyone i know has an iphone so a lot of people are missing out. I love being with ANZ
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Aussi3 Avatar
58 months ago
Come on commonwealth!! Just offer Apple Pay it’s so annoying these other banks holding off :(
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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