Apple Pay now live in Australia with American Express

19-Nov-2015 7:00 AM

American Express Personal, Small Business and Corporate Card Members can now pay on the go with Apple Pay

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SYDNEY, Australia – 19 November, 2015 – From today, American Express Issued Card Members in Australia can use Apple Pay™, the easy and secure way to pay with iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad and Apple Watch. 

“At American Express we are focused on giving our customers innovative, convenient and secure ways to pay.  With Australians leading the world in the adoption of contactless payments, we are proud to now offer the convenience and security of Apple Pay to our customers,” says Dean Chadwick, VP Consumer Marketing, American Express Australia and New Zealand.

From today, Card Members with a card issued directly by American Express, can add their eligible personal, small business and corporate American Express® Card and pay with their iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch at participating stores where contactless American Express payments are currently accepted. Card Members can also use their iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 3 or iPad Pro to pay within participating merchant apps.
Emily Roberts, Vice President Global Merchant Services, American Express Australia and New Zealand, says payment innovations, like Apple Pay, provide merchants with a range of benefits.
“Our merchant customers continually look for efficient and secure ways for their customers to shop and pay, while decreasing the time spent at the point of sale. The introduction and rapid adoption of contactless technology has helped satisfy shoppers’ desire for speed and convenience as well as simplified the payment process for businesses. American Express is able to build on this innovation with the introduction of Apple Pay for our Card Members.”

Australian Card Members who use an eligible American Express Card with Apple Pay will receive real-time notifications and will be able to view details of all recent purchases on their card. They will have easy access to the American Express Mobile App directly from the Wallet app, for on-the-go access to Amex Offers and the ability to use their Membership Rewards points to pay for recent purchases in the American Express Mobile App.

Safety & Security
Security is at the core of American Express with Apple Pay. When a Card Member adds a Card to Apple Pay, the actual Card numbers are not stored on the device. Instead, a unique device account number is assigned, encrypted and securely stored in the Secure Element on their device.

How to Add an American Express Card to Apple Pay
Card Members can go to Wallet app in iOS 9 to get started. If a Card Member already has an eligible American Express Card on file with iTunes, they only need to type in the Card Verification Code – or they can simply choose to add a new American Express Card. 

For more information on Apple Pay, please visit

For more information please contact:
Megan Whiteside
Manager, Public Affairs and Communications
Office: (612) 9152 2531 

Mobile: (61) 413 455 808 


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