ANZ first to offer contactless payments Pacific-wide

ANZ today announced it will introduce contactless technology to its EFTPOS terminals across Fiji, Vanuatu, Tonga, Samoa, Cook Islands, Kiribati and Solomon Islands for UnionPay cardholders.

Speaking at a regional launch event in Nadi, ANZ Fiji Country Head, Saud Minam, said UnionPay is the leading card network throughout China.

“With the number of Chinese tourists and business people visiting Fiji and the Pacific increasing every year, it’s important we provide more convenient and secure ways of paying for products and services.

“Chip technology and contactless payments are fast becoming the global standard for card security, because it is harder for card details to be fraudulently copied than older-style cards where information was stored on a magnetic strip.

“As the market leader in the Pacific, ANZ will continue to deliver new digital initiatives for our customers.”