Last week we spotted Commonwealth Bank’s Tap to Pay mobile app had enabled payment via credit card into their NFC payment solution. However, at that time we also noticed that Visa cards were not compatible with the service.
We reached out to Commonwealth Bank who have today released a clarification about the new service, their representative confirmed that Commonwealth Bank have no current plans to incorporate Visa payments into their service.
CBA has decided not to support Visa cards with HCE at this point in time as the majority of our customers are MasterCard and AMEX cardholders. We are always reviewing our products and services to ensure they suit our customers’ needs and will continue to bring enhanced functionality to the CommBank app in the future.
This answer may not be what some of you wanted to hear but either way it’s great to see CommBank getting back to us and being clear about the situation. For those of you who are Commonwealth customers and have Visa cards issued by them, it looks like your options are, not to use mobile payments, change to a MasterCard or contact the bank and provide some feedback that you like them to review this service.
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