Westpac offers Tap to Pay on iPhone for customers to accept contactless payments


Westpac today announced it has enabled Apple’s Tap to Pay on iPhone contactless payment technology – a new, easy and secure payment option for business customers to accept in-person contactless payments with their compatible iPhone.

Tap to Pay on iPhone accepts all forms of contactless payments – including Apple Pay, contactless credit and debit cards and other digital wallets – using only an iPhone and Westpac’s EFTPOS Air iOS app, removing the need for additional hardware or payment terminals.

Using Tap to Pay on iPhone in the EFTPOS Air app, at checkout merchants will simply prompt the customer to hold their contactless payment near the merchant’s iPhone, and the payment will be securely completed using NFC technology. Tap to Pay on iPhone also supports PIN entry, which includes accessibility options. Apple’s Tap to Pay on iPhone uses the built-in features of iPhone to keep the businesses’ and customers’ data private and secure. When a payment is processed, Apple doesn’t store card numbers on the device or on Apple servers.

Westpac Chief Executive, Consumer and Business Banking, Chris de Bruin said: “We’re delighted to offer businesses another flexible and fast payment option with Tap to Pay on iPhone.

“Our business customers can be onboarded and start accepting quick and secure payments on-the-go within minutes, using only an iPhone and the Westpac EFTPOS Air iOS app.

“This new capability is particularly beneficial for any business that takes payments on the road or needs their staff to be more mobile on the shop floor. It’s a game changer for tradies, delivery drivers and businesses like hairdressers, mechanics or florists, and many more,” he said.

“It aligns with our strategy to provide customers with payment solutions that are easy, safe and reliable to use, and will help drive business efficiencies,” Mr de Bruin said.

Starting today, Tap to Pay on iPhone is available on Westpac’s EFTPOS Air iOS app and it’s easy for merchants to set up and use. On an iPhone XS or later running iOS 16.4 or later, simply download Westpac’s EFTPOS Air app from the Apple App Store.

Westpac’s EFTPOS Air iOS app is powered by software from Australian payment technology provider Quest Payment Systems (Quest).

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