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Bendigo Bank joins Android Pay

30 August 2016 |Technology

Starting today, Bendigo Bank customers will be able to make purchases on their smartphones simply and securely, using Android Pay.

The mobile wallet is now available to all Bendigo Bank credit and debit card holders with an Android smartphone, simply by downloading the Android Pay app from Google Play.

Bendigo Bank's Chief Customer Officer Marnie Baker said the app offered customers greater choice and flexibility in how they could make payments.

"Our customers will be able to use Android Pay wherever contactless payments are accepted, as well as some in-app purchases," Ms Baker said.

"As one of the first nationally-operating banks to offer Android Pay in Australia, we're excited to be a part of this revolution in the way we think about and use money.

"With technology evolving at a rapid pace we want to ensure we're delivering the functionality our customers are asking for, both by partnering with other innovative organisations, such as Google, and by investing in developments of our own."

Android Pay enables Android users to seamlessly tap and pay with their phones at more than 750,000 payment terminals in Australian shops, with more locations being added every day.

Card information is never sent with a payment, instead a virtual account number is used, providing additional security.

For a quick card registration process, Bendigo Bank customers are also encouraged to download the Bank's new Protect+Pay app, available on Google Play from today.

Protect+Pay, developed with the support of Mastercard®, also gives customers extra security functionality, while allowing Android Pay customers an easy in-app sign up process.

Bendigo Bank card holders with other mobile devices can also download and use Protect+Pay on their preferred smartphone.

"Protect+Pay gives our customers greater control over security features for their credit and debit cards," Ms Baker said.

"This means even more convenience in managing your financial life, all from the palm of your hand."

Special in-app features of Protect+Pay include the ability to:

  • Block ATM, online, in-store and overseas transactions and unblock when you want to shop.
  • Lock a misplaced card while you look for it and unblock it when you find it.
  • Cancel a lost or stolen card and order a replacement.
  • Change your card Personal Identification Number (PIN).

Mastercard and the Mastercard Brand Mark are registered trademarks of Mastercard International Incorporated.

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