Major bank launches contactless payment solution

by NZ Adviser02 Dec 2016
BNZ has launched a contactless payment solution with GoogleTM, offering BNZ Flexi Debit Visa cardholders the first chance to use Android Pay in New Zealand for their everyday banking.

BNZ Android Pay allows anyone with an NFC-enabled AndroidTM device (KitKat 4.4+) to pay in store with just a tap of their phone. The Android Pay app can be installed on their phone and they can add their BNZ Flexi Debit Visa card by taking a photo of it. They also need to have the BNZ Mobile Banking app loaded on their phone to verify their details. 

BNZ director of products and technology David Bullock said BNZ customers with an Android phone have the option to start using BNZ Android Pay straight away.
 
“We see clear benefits in bringing Android Pay to New Zealand for BNZ customers - for many, it’ll be the first time they can shop without their wallet. As the uptake of contactless payments increases there will be more places to pay with just a tap of your phone. It’s about simplicity and convenience in payment options for your everyday banking.

“To celebrate the launch of BNZ Android Pay we’re working with our long-standing partner, The Salvation Army, to get people using our technology to bolster their annual Christmas gift appeal.”  

BNZ Android Pay Back will see a select group of people armed with the technology and funds to shop for the Salvation Army Christmas Appeal, resulting in approximately $10,000 worth of gifts going to the Salvation Army for them to give to children who may otherwise miss out at Christmas.

“New Zealanders have a long standing affinity with electronic payments, as shown most recently by the swift uptake in contactless payments. BNZ Android Pay is just like tap and go payments with contactless cards, except you tap your phone on the payment terminal,” said Bullock.

“At BNZ, we’re pleased to have negotiated this technology first for our customers and look forward to the roll out of this in the New Year. Partnering with Google™ opens doors to exciting opportunities in the future as technology, digital banking and customer needs continue to evolve.” 
 

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