ANZ bank launches Google Pay

by Krizzel Canlas28 Sep 2018

ANZ New Zealand has rolled out Google Pay for customers with compatible Android smartphones.

ANZ personal Visa debit or credit card customers can now use Google Pay for a simple and secure way to pay using their mobile phone in stores, and make payments online and within mobile apps. The idea is that customers need to hold their Android phone over the payment terminal when making a payment, making sure the screen is awake. The phone will beep or vibrate and once the payment is accepted, and they’ll receive a receipt notification on their phone’s screen.

“Google Pay is a great addition to our mobile payment options,” ANZ head of digital and transformation Liz Maguire said. “ANZ customers can pay with Google Pay everywhere contactless payments are accepted both in New Zealand and around the world.”

Google Pay replaces ANZ’s current Android mobile wallet, goMoney Wallet, which will be phased out from October. As part of the move, existing goMoney Wallet customers will lose the ability to use their digital cards at smart ATMs, although ANZ noted it is looking to reintroduce this functionality.

ANZ already offers Apple Pay for iOS customers. Both Google Pay and Apple Pay allow customers to make contactless payments, and set up and add cards through the ANZ goMoney app.

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