Australia's CommBank sees surge in mobile payments

Friday 28 September 2018 | 15:43 CET | News
Commonwealth Bank in Australia's customers are increasingly using mobile phones to make payments at the checkout, with user growth up 35 percent in the past six months. With 5 million CommBank app users, contactless transactions numbered 16.8 million for the six months to June. The announcement comes as Visa cardholders can now make contactless payments via CBA's Tap & Pay functionality in the CommBank app. Samsung Pay and Google Pay are also now available for Visa cardholders as well as payments via Fitbit and Garmin's payment-enabled smartwatches.

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