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November 14

Apple Pay Finally Secures Deal for More Users in Australia

Posted by on November 14, 2016 at 8:10 AM

Apple Pay has finally managed to organise a deal with Cuscal Payments Group which will help the company expand its service to 31 small banks and credit unions in Australia. This rollout will make the service available to over four million customers via partnerships.

Apple Pay Finally Secures Deal for More Users in Australia

If you own an Apple iPhone and would like to find out how you can use Apple Pay then we have a small digest here today for you to learn all you need to know. Find out what organisations will be included in the new deal, plus other useful such as how reward programs are affected.

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June 16

Samsung Pay Launches to Rival Apple Pay in Australia

Posted by on June 16, 2016 at 8:28 AM

It’s official, Apple Pay’s competitor has launched its service in Australia. Samsung Pay works on a range of different smartphones including the Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge, Galaxy S6 edge+, Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge. Due to the service being available on multiple devices, it has the potential to become the countries leading contactless payments system.

Samsung Pay Launches to Rival Apple Pay in Australia

Samsung Pay wants to take things a little further with intentions of replacing the cards that we hold in our wallets for all manor of payments, e.g. gym, loyalty, library and even public transport cards. During its Australian launch event Samsung hinted at the idea that it was working on technology that would hopefully replace the Opal or Myki card too, but for this we will have to wait and see.

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May 28

Excessive Surcharge Guidlines Could save Australians $1.6 Billion per Annum

Posted by on May 28, 2016 at 8:01 AM

When was the last time you remember feeling annoyed because you had to pay a surcharge for using your credit card, not that long ago right? It’s incredibly frustrating extra cost to have to pay simply for the convenience of using your card.

Excessive Surcharge Guidlines Could save Australians $1.6 Billion per Annum

Certain airlines are known to charge customers up to $8.50 in credit card fees despite their payment providers only charging them $0.95 in some cases. This is why there are new guidelines coming into force to prevent the worst offenders from blindly robbing customers, namely hotels and airlines. This could provide customers with potential savings adding up to billions per year.

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December 9

Veil Lifted on Frequent Flyer Schemes as 41 Credit Card Rewards Programs Analysed

Posted by on December 9, 2014 at 8:30 AM

We all know frequent flyer schemes are designed to reward you with free flights and other perks for your brand loyalty. They do this by trying to keep you spending within their scheme so that you can earn rewards. The truth though, is that you will need to spend vast amounts more than the value of the rewards you become entitled too from the airlines.

 Veil Lifted on Frequent Flyer Schemes as 41 Credit Card Rewards Programs Analysed

 

One of Australia’s leading financial comparison websites, Creditcardfinder.com.au, conducted research aimed at uncovering the truth behind these schemes to find out whether they do actually offer good value or not. In the report containing their findings, 41 personal credit cards that collected either Qantas or Velocity flyer points were evaluated. The findings, which to many wouldn’t have been that surprising, suggested that instead of rewarding you, they may actually be burning a hole in your pocket.

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