Apple Pay Launches in New Zealand Through Partnership With ANZ

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Apple Pay today launched in New Zealand, marking the 11th country where the payments service is available. The "Coming Soon" label has been removed from the Apple Pay New Zealand website and New Zealand website Stuff confirms Apple Pay is now functional in the country.

Apple Pay in New Zealand is available through a partnership with ANZ bank, meaning it can only be used with Visa credit and debit cards issued by ANZ at this time. Some banks in Australia and New Zealand have been reluctant to accept Apple Pay due to the fee Apple collects. ANZ executive Liz Maguire told Stuff Apple Pay was worth the fee.

"For us it much more about the value it brings out customers than anything else. I think we're going to see a lot of people using it because it's so easy."

She said the bank had received enquires from new customers but did not say how many.

"We think there's a lot of interest for Apple Pay in the market and when it was announced there was a lot of commentary on social media saying 'when is my bank going to offer Apple Pay'".
Apple Pay works with all of Apple's latest iPhones, including the iPhone 6, 6s, 7, 6 Plus, 6s Plus, 7 Plus, and SE, plus it is available on the iPhone 5, 5c, and 5s with an Apple Watch.

In New Zealand, Apple warns that a PIN may be required for purchases over 80 NZD, a restriction also implemented in several other countries for security purposes. For purchases under 80 NZD, no confirmation beyond Touch ID (or skin contact on an Apple Watch) is required.

Apple Pay is available at many locations in New Zealand, including McDonald's, Domino's, Glassons, K-Mart, Hallenstein Brothers, Stevens, Noel Leeming, Storm, and more.

Apple Pay is now available in the United States, the UK, China, Australia, Russia, Canada, Switzerland, Singapore, France, Hong Kong, and New Zealand. Later in 2016, Apple plans to expand Apple Pay to Spain through a partnership with American Express.

Apple Pay will soon expand to Japan, Spain, and Taiwan.

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alphaod

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I wouldn't find PIN confirmation here in the US for large purchases especially for chip purchases.
 

wdfly

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i wish they would solve the issue of "please insert chip card" when using apple pay that is linked to a card that has a chip in it here in the US.
 

Camato

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Germany next pleeeeEEEeeaaaaase.
I want to see that as much as you, but I think Germany isn't ready yet.. Credit Cards are not that much spreaded here. And some laws for maximum profit limits are standing in the way right now. I think we won't see ApplePay in Germany until early 2018, maybe late 2017.
 

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i wish they would solve the issue of "please insert chip card" when using apple pay that is linked to a card that has a chip in it here in the US.
I've got three chip cards (two credit and one debit) linked to my Apple Wallet and I've never been prompted to insert a card.

Perhaps this is a merchant-level issue with their implementation?
 

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I've got three chip cards (two credit and one debit) linked to my Apple Wallet and I've never been prompted to insert a card.

Perhaps this is a merchant-level issue with their implementation?
This is accurate. I had this come up too, twice. It turns out the cashier didn't know how to properly do the transaction in both instances. In both cases, also, they were very insistent that they were right and pushed back because they didn't understand why I was refusing to risk my security by using the card directly. Thankfully, other employees who knew how to do the job helped.
 

gimikinc

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I've got three chip cards (two credit and one debit) linked to my Apple Wallet and I've never been prompted to insert a card.

Perhaps this is a merchant-level issue with their implementation?
Same here, no prompt to insert card on my linked chip cards. Some POS implementations using Apply Pay have extra steps vs. just the card....so agree it maybe the implementation.
 

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Perhaps this is a merchant-level issue with their implementation?
I'd wager that that's the case. My Paywave card works directly virtually everywhere in NZ except at one place, where it detects the presence of the Paywave card but then asks me to insert it. Sigh.

This same place has done zero maintenance on the terminals and they almost fall to pieces when you touch them!
 
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Kaibelf

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You're that paranoid? Just curious. Unless I read that part out of context of the actual situation.
Be reckless with your own money, not mine. And no, I don't trust Target, Wendy's, Yahoo, TJ Maxx, Sears, Sony, Home Depot, Chase, Anthem, or any of these others to protect me when I'll be the one put out by their endless parade of mistakes if something happens.

One guy I know has a $45,000 lien on his home right now because of identity theft because he wasn't "paranoid" enough and he's been trying to fix the situation for over a year. If you want that in your life, be my guest. As for me, I'll do my utmost not to expose my data and risk my family's financial health.
 
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aircub

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In the UK do we still have a maximum amount you can use on the card, I think it was £30.
 

tmiw

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Be reckless with your own money, not mine. And no, I don't trust Target, Wendy's, Yahoo, TJ Maxx, Sears, Sony, Home Depot, Chase, Anthem, or any of these others to protect me when I'll be the one put out by their endless parade of mistakes if something happens.

One guy I know has a $45,000 lien on his home right now because of identity theft because he wasn't "paranoid" enough and he's been trying to fix the situation for over a year. If you want that in your life, be my guest. As for me, I'll do my utmost not to expose my data and risk my family's financial health.
That guy's situation wouldn't have been prevented with Apple Pay though. Blame places using SSN for everything for that.
 
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lukaskilling

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Germany is actually marked on that map on apple's support website.
This may be an error but personally I hope this is indicating that apple pay is just about to be released in Germany.
 

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ChrisCW11

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It's been two years, I think it is safe to call it that Apple Pay isn't changing the world at all, who cares what country is implementing it next.
 
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