ANZ trials iPhone payment app: photos

ANZ trials iPhone payment app: photos

Summary: ANZ is currently trialling ePOS, an app that will allow merchant customers to take payments from their iPhones.

TOPICS: Apple, Banking, iPhone, iPad, Legal

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    The app, jointly developed between ANZ and Deloitte Digital, was "very inexpensive", according to the bank's general manager of innovation, Peter Dalton, who believes the app is a "differentiator" for ANZ, stating: "From what we've seen, we're the only major bank to provide a merchant app."

    Dalton declined to comment on whether the app would also be available on the soon-to-be-released Apple iPad; however, he did state that the company was constantly on the look out to make banking simpler.

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    The trial began last month with three merchants — Fisher & Paykel, a mobile suit tailor and a mobile car detailer — with plans to expand the trial to 20 merchants.

    Fisher & Paykel's Brant Sargeson and Randolph Khoury demonstrated the app's functionality, stating that over 80 per cent of Fisher & Paykel's payments for home visits are made by credit or debit card.

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    ANZ is monitoring merchant interactions with the app, and has provided a dedicated support line to deal with any problems. Though Dalton has said that so far the bank had received "zero support calls through the pilot".

    The bank also plans to use merchant and customer feedback following the trial to make any necessary alterations to the app before it is made available free in Apple's app store around the middle of this year.

Topics: Apple, Banking, iPhone, iPad, Legal

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