ANZ will be releasing their GoMoney Wallet with NFC based payments for Android, but when is the question. After advising in March that they were looking at a July launch of the service here in Australia, we’ve been advised this window has now been pushed back towards the end of the year.
Speaking with an ANZ spokesperson the release is still in technical trials, but they are keen to move forward with mobile payments within the GoMoney app, however this won’t be released until the end of the year.
ANZ in New Zealand announced their GoMoney Wallet with NFC payments would be arriving for customers later this year, though according to their GoMoney app in Google Play and the landing page for GoMoney Wallet in New Zealand, the functionality hasn’t been released there as yet either.
While the delay is frustrating for ANZ customers who’ve been waiting for a HCE based NFC payment solution on Android since Android 4.4 was released, getting mobile payments ‘right’ and secure is paramount when dealing with any financial transactions.
ANZ Australia has advised they will be announcing further updates on GoMoney Wallet with NFC payments as we approach the release date. They are working on it and it should arrive by the end of the year. We’ll let you know of any further updates as they occur.