Bank of New Zealand (BNZ) has enabled Android Pay support for its Visa credit cardholders to make payment for goods and services.
Earlier, the service was limited to BNZ’s debit card members. BNZ first introduced Android Pay with its Visa Flexi Debit card in December last year.
The bank has encouraged its customers to load a credit card directly within the BNZ mobile banking app.
BNZ head of digital Stephen Bowe said that the inclusion of credit cards in the Android Pay wallet is a welcome addition and takes us one step further in our digital journey.
Bowe further added: “Right from the beginning our customers have been telling us they would like to use credit cards with Android Pay so it’s great to be able to make that a reality.
“By allowing our customers to choose between different cards when making mobile payments, we are giving them the power to pay in a way that best suits their lifestyle – something that is very important to us.
“We expect this inclusion of credit cards to really ramp up the number of transactions made with Android Pay. We’re also expecting an increase in app downloads as customers decide to give it a go purely because they can use a credit card. All of this combined works to further cement mobile payments into the Kiwi psyche.”