According to a tip we received this morning (thanks Eli!) it looks as if Westpac maybe launching Android Pay in the very near future. Up until now if you tried to add a Westpac Card to your Android Pay app the process would just fail, which it still ultimately does, however now you are redirected to a Terms and Conditions page from Westpac for using Android Pay dated 6 December 2016 (that’s today).
While this doesn’t definitively mean it will be launched today, especially seeing as Wednesday seems to be new bank day, it’s the first solid proof we’ve had that we can share about Westpac’s impending support for Android Pay.
According to a tweet we got from from Westpac Android Pay for Westpac customers is live. We don’t know the specifics of which types of cards and accounts will be available as yet, let us know what works.
@Dunofrey Hi Duncan, the good news is we have introduced Android Pay! Hope you enjoy using it! ~Niki
— Westpac Bank (@Westpac) December 6, 2016
It’s good to see another major Australian bank start supporting Android Pay, especially since the Banks have dropped their beef with Android Pay in the ACCC
If you’re a Westpac card holder it may pay you to keep checking back throughout the day, as soon as we know it’s live we’ll post something.