Global bank HSBC today announced Apple Pay for their Visa and Mastercard credit card customers.

While it’s not a first for HSBC – the bank offers Apple Pay to customers in a range of other markets, it’s an extension of the service to Australia where they join a large number of other banks and institutions like AMEX and ANZ to offer the tap and go payment option via iPhone or Apple Watch as well as online using MacOS.

Graham Heunis, Head of Retail Banking and Wealth Management, HSBC Australia, said, “Our customers have told us they want to be able to use Apple Pay in Australia, and we’re proud to be able to make this service available to them. HSBC has introduced Apple Pay in five other markets and we’re looking forward to another successful launch here.”

Like many other banks, they are noticing a strong shift to tap-and-go payments “The majority of our customers’ credit card payments are contactless and we expect our customers to embrace Apple Pay. We will also be introducing Apple Pay for Visa debit cards in the coming weeks,” says Heunis.

Apple Pay is available now for HSBC Customers – you can add your card by opening the Wallet app on your iPhone.