Apple Pay Expands in Australia with Cuscal Partnership

Apple has today announced a partnership with Australian payments solutions firm Cuscal, following which nearly 4 million customers of 31 smaller banks and credit unions will be able to use Apple Pay to make retail payments from their iPhones. The list includes Credit Union Australia, Bank of Sydney, Horizon Credit Union, Police Bank, Teachers Mutual Bank, and Woolworths Employees’ Credit Union.

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Cuscal will provide backend connection services between the banks, cardholders and Apple Pay systems, according to the agreement. Vice President of Apple Pay Jennifer Bailey said Apple wants as many Australians as possible to be able to use it. “We are thrilled that customers from more than 30 of Cuscal’s banks and credit unions, including People’s Choice Credit Union, Credit Union Australia and Teacher’s Mutual Bank, will be able to enjoy the convenience, security and privacy of Apple Pay,” she added.

AMEX and ANZ have so far been been the only Australian financial institutions to support Apple Pay. Following today’s announcement, the following banks will also get support for Apple’s mobile payments solution in Australia:

  • Bank Australia
  • Bank of Sydney
  • Beyond Bank Australia
  • Big Sky Building Society
  • Australian Unity
  • CAPE Credit Union
  • Central West Credit Union
  • Illawarra Credit Union
  • Catalyst Money
  • Community First Credit Union
  • Northern Beaches Credit Union
  • Credit Union Australia (CUA)
  • Credit Union SA
  • Defence Bank
  • EECU
  • First Option Credit Union
  • Goldfields Money
  • Goulburn Murray Credit Union Co-Op
  • Holiday Coast Credit Union
  • Horizon Credit Union
  • Intech Credit Union
  • Laboratories Credit Union
  • My State Bank
  • The Rock
  • Northern Inland Credit Union
  • People’s Choice Credit Union
  • Police Bank
  • Customs Bank
  • QT Mutual Bank
  • Select Encompass Credit Union
  • South West Slopes Credit Union
  • Sydney Credit Union
  • Teachers Mutual Bank
  • UniBank
  • The Mac (Macarthur Credit Union)
  • Warwick Credit Union
  • Woolworths Employees’ Credit Union