The Commonwealth Bank has certainly been leading the charge – excuse the pun – with mobile payments in Australia over the past few years, and this week they continued that tradition by adding credit card tap’n’pay support to their Android App.
CommBank has had tap to pay support on Android for some time now, first with NFC “Pay Tag” stickers you attached to the back of your phone, then with an on-device NFC solution that was limited to savings/debit card accounts. This week, the Commonwealth have now enabled full credit card support allowing you to link some of your credit cards.
So far I have linked both Mastercard and American Express cards, however, my Visa cards did not show in the app. After speaking with CommBank support staff today, we can confirm that Visa cards are not currently eligible for this service. We will be reaching out to Commonwealth Bank to inquire if the Visa limitation is a permanent restriction.
If you’re a CommBank customer and haven’t installed the app perhaps this is what you’ve been waiting for, find the link to the Play Store below.
Are you excited for credit card based mobile payments? If so would this entice you to switch banks? Let us know in the comments.