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Lady buying a coffee with Apple Pay

Sydney, 15 November 2016: Cuscal, Australia’s leading independent provider of payment solutions, today enabled 31 of its clients to offer Apple Pay. Apple Pay offers an easy, secure and private way to pay that’s fast and convenient.

Our clients offering Apple Pay include People’s Choice Credit Union, Credit Union Australia and Teachers Mutual Bank. With all clients together this makes over 4 million cardholders. This continues our history of enabling our clients and their customers to use the latest payment innovations.

“Our clients were clear, they wanted their customers to be able to use Apple Pay. So we made it happen. Today we have enabled 31 clients to offer Apple Pay and we expect even more in coming months. Our digital wallet (Pays) solution connects our clients’ cards to Apple Pay and it also connects our market-leading white-label mobile banking app directly to Apple Pay,” said Craig Kennedy, Cuscal Managing Director.

Apple emphasises that security and privacy is at the core of Apple Pay. When you use a credit or debit card with Apple Pay, the actual card numbers are not stored on the device, nor on Apple servers. Instead, a unique Device Account Number is assigned, encrypted and securely stored in the Secure Element on your device. Each transaction is authorised with a one-time unique dynamic security code.

Australians are world leaders in adopting contactless payments and Apple Pay is the next step in making payments even more convenient, safer and easier to use.

Apple Pay is easy to set up and users will continue to receive all of the rewards and benefits offered by credit and debit cards. In stores, Apple Pay works with iPhone SE, iPhone 6 and later, and Apple Watch.

Cuscal’s 31 clients which made Apple Pay available to their customers and members today are:
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 and Woolworths Employees’ Credit Union.

For more information on Apple Pay, visit:  http://www.apple.com/au/apple-pay/

Media contact:
Jake Waddell jwaddell@cuscal.com.au 0417 312 902