The National Australia Bank has announced support for Apple Pay. The decision will undoubtedly be welcome news for many NAB customers and comes after a long period of abstinence from the payment service.

Apple Pay launched in Australia in 2015, with American Express as one of the first major financial institutions supporting it locally. The ANZ bank was the first of the ‘big four’ banks to support Apple Pay in May 2016. After a long drought, the Commonwealth Bank followed suit earlier this year. NAB’s decision leaves WestPac as the final bank to deny Apple Pay to its customers.

“We’ve been hearing from customers that they want Apple Pay and it’s great to be able to launch this service today.”

NAB Chief Customer Experience Officer Rachel Slade

Apple Pay gives iPhone owners the ability to make contactless payments from their NAB credit and debit cards. Compatible NAB personal and business accounts are supported. Apple Pay can also be used with iPads, Apple Watches, Macs and participating online stores.

The NAB iPhone app now shows if Apple Pay is enabled on your cards, and helps you get set up. NAB cards can also be added to Apple Pay via the ‘Wallet’ app.

The National Australia Bank says it is contacting eligible customers to let them know about the arrival of Apple Pay and how they can start immediately using the service. For more information, visit NAB’s Apple Pay information page here.