After a long wait, Australia’s Commonwealth Bank has today announced they’ve added Visa support across their Digital Wallet solutions.
The support for using Visa credit cards and business debit cards comes after Commonwealth Bank saw a large increase in the use of Tap & Pay. The bank saw an increase of 35 per cent to 16.8 million transactions from 5 million Commbank App users over the past six months.
It’s not just the Commbank App which gains Tap & Pay support for Visa, with the bank also adding support in Visa to Samsung Pay and Google Pay as well as for customers using fitness watches from Fitbit and Garmin using their payment-enabled smartwatches.
Michael Baumann, CBA’s acting Executive General Manager, Everyday Banking, said that by enabling Visa across the suite of CBA supported digital wallets we are combining choice and convenience for more customers. Mr Baumann further said
Since 2013 our customers have been able to use their smartphones to make payments. By extending the suite of CBA supported digital wallets to our Visa cardholders we’re providing our customers with even more options to make a payment at the point of sale, whether that be through the CommBank app or their smartwatch.
The support is now live across all the platforms, so if you’re a CommBank customer you can now add your Visa credit card or Business debit card to the digital wallet of your choice.