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How to pay with your smartphone without Apple Pay, Samsung Pay or Google Wallet

Before you run out to get a new phone with mobile payment capabilities, check out these three apps that let you pay with the phone you have right now, no NFC required.

By 6 March 2015


Apple Pay set to "accelerate" mobile payments in Australia

With the announcement of Apple's dedicated contactless payment technology, financial institutions are already eagerly talking up its role in the local mobile payments space.

By 10 September 2014


​Coles launches Mobile Wallet for contactless payments

Coles is offering contactless payments via a new app-connected Pay Tag that works with Coles-branded credit cards.

By 15 July 2014


Westpac brings tap-and-go payments to Samsung Galaxy smartphones

After the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S5 this Friday, Westpac will begin offering contactless payments on selected Galaxy devices.

By 8 April 2014


Commonwealth Bank app launches NFC payments

The Commonwealth Bank app has finally launched contactless NFC PayPass payments — but there's a catch.

By 13 December 2013


Commonwealth Bank to deliver true NFC tap payments

Across a number of improvements, the Commonwealth Bank's latest app update includes full NFC contactless payment integration to finally let customers turn their smartphones into digital wallets.

By 17 October 2013


Study: People don't use or understand digital wallets

Digital wallets from Square, Visa, MasterCard, and others have a major perception problem, a study from ComScore finds.

By 5 February 2013


Mobile payments: A solution in search of a problem?

Paying for stuff with your phone is finally here! So why isn't anyone doing that? It seems consumers need a more compelling reason than a credit card substitute.

By 22 October 2012


Intel: Count us in for 'human-like senses' in computing

The chipmaker opens the Intel Developer Forum 2012 with a peek at what it's doing to enable touch and speech functionality across all devices.

By 12 September 2012


Westpac and MasterCard trial SIM + NFC phone payment system

In a world first, Westpac is trialling a system that stores debit card data in your phone's SIM card, to work with any MasterCard PayPass payment system.

By 7 August 2012