Google beats Apple in signing up dozens of banks, retailers for contactless payments in Australia http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/dig...s-payments-in-australia-20151216-glomjd.html? If you believe the article, Westpac, Coles and others have been poached by Google for their payment system. A shame really as Apple Pay seems to work and is secure. I an rather disappoinrted in this. This is typical Google though, racing to get all the businesses here just because they know Apple is coming. Google are only here to prevent Apple, not because they want to provide Australia with a good service.