I don’t plan to report every single little bank that launches Apple Pay from this point in – all we really care about now are the big two and their subsidiaries – Westpac and NAB, why the hell they are holding out is anyone’s idea.
But – this is interesting:
Why? Because UBank is owned by NAB – it operates as a side business like a low cost carrier for an airline, but they’ve launched Apple Pay.
If NAB’s issue with Apple Pay is so strong – surely they would have prevented UBank launching?
But no – it’s there for you to add now if you have a UBank account – and here’s hoping that means it’s a soft test for NAB before they go fully into the deep end launching Apple Pay for their customers.
Time will tell.
Thanks for the tip Matthew.
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