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Apple Pay, Google Pay and Samsung Pay; what does your bank offer?

Apple Pay, Google Pay and Samsung Pay; what does your bank offer?

Forget cash; mobile payment platforms are the king, with more banks than ever before offering a variety of digital wallet options.

If you’re a fan of this payment method, you’ll want to find out whether your provider offers Apple pay, Google pay or Samsung pay.  

RateCity’s comprehensive list of Australian providers offering Apple pay, Google pay or Samsung pay 

BankApple PayGoogle PaySamsung Pay
86 400YesYesYes
AMP BankNoYesYes
Arab Bank AustraliaNoNoNo
Australian Military BankNoNoNo
Australian UnityYesYesYes
Auswide BankNoNoNo
AWA Alliance BankYesYesYes
Bank AustraliaYesYesYes
Bank FirstYesYesNo
Bank of Heritage IsleYesYesYes
Bank of MelbourneYesYesYes
Bank of QueenslandNoNoNo
Bank of SydneyYesYesYes
Bank of usNoNoNo
Bankstown City Unity BankYesYesYes
BDCU Alliance BankYesYesYes
Bendigo BankYesYesYes
Beyond Bank AustraliaYesYesYes
Border BankYesYesYes
Circle Alliance BankYesYesYes
Coastline Credit UnionYesYesNo
Commonwealth Bank of AustraliaYesYesYes
Community First Credit UnionYesYesYes
Credit Union SAYesYesYes
Delphi BankNoNoNo
Easy Street Financial ServicesYesYesYes
Endeavour Mutual BankYesYesYes
Fire Service Credit UnionNoNoNo
Firefighters MutualYesYesYes
First Option Bank LtdYesYesYes
G&C Mutual BankNoNoNo
Gateway BankNoNoNo
Geelong BankYesYesYes
Goldfields MoneyYesYesNo
Goulburn Murray Credit UnionYesYesYes
Greater BankNoNoNo
Heritage BankNoYesYes
Horizon BankYesYesYes
Hume BankYesYesNo
Hunter UnitedNoNoNo
Illawarra Credit UnionYesYesYes
IMB BankYesYesYes
Macquarie BankYesYesNo
Macquarie Credit UnionNoNoNo
ME BankNoNoNo
MOVE BankYesNoNo
MyState BankYesYesYes
Newcastle PermanentNoNoNo
Northern Inland CUYesYesNo
Nova Alliance BankYesYesYes
Orange Credit UnionYesYesYes
P&N BankYesYesYes
People's Choice Credit UnionYesYesYes
Police BankYesYesYes
Police Credit UnionYesYesYes
Qudos BankYesYesNo
Queensland Country Credit UnionYesYesNo
RACQ BankYesYesYes
Regional Australia BankNoNoNo
Rural Bank LimitedNoNoNo
SERVICE ONE Alliance BankYesYesYes
Southern Cross Credit UnionNoNoNo
St.George BankYesYesYes
Summerland Credit UnionNoNoNo
Suncorp BankYesYesYes
Sydney Mutual BankYesYesYes
Teachers Mutual BankYesYesYes
The CapricornianNoNoNo
The MacYesNoNo
The MutualNoNoNo
Transport Mutual Credit UnionNoNoNo
WAW Credit UnionYesYesYes
Woolworths Employees CUYesYesYes

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As the bank account is for your child, you’ll need to provide some documentation such as proof of ID, including your tax file number.

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