See I’d like to handle all my money related stuff and request for payments or money in my banking app.
My opinion on this is, Was three banks giving a big f**** you to something I can’t understand they needed to give that to considering they were required to do the New Payments Platform.
But I’ve got a feeling this app was in development and was supposed to be a middleman app between the time before and after the NPP and it was just delayed and just entered the market just before the NPP rolled out.
It’s also a different way of doing it outside the New Payments Platform. As it relied on technology that existed before the NPP.
It’s actually quite interesting how they do it it’s a debit done on your Mastercard or Visa that is then instantly reimbursed to the person you’re giving the money to using the eftpos network to that persons bank account with the card linked in there Beem It account and interesting use of dual scheme debit cards and the existing payment rails.
But yes I agree with you I don’t find it useful at all other than to meet eligibility requirements for ING accounts. My opinion the better way is the customer uses their own banking app and use the New Payments Platform and transfers the money using a PayID for that person.
Yeah for the New Payments Platform continuing to roll out and Open Banking while delayed but still on the way it’s going to be an interesting payment landscape in Australia in the next couple of years.
Yeah… The New Payments Platform continuing to roll out and Open Banking while delayed but still on the way it’s going to be an interesting payment landscape in Australia in the next couple of years.
To be honest the biggest advantage that Apple Pay Cash would’ve had in Australia is to give a big screw you to the banks here and offer a middleman card. Which is the less reported feature of Apple Pay Cash the Cash Card.
But with the market now playing ball I highly doubt this is much of an issue as I think we gonna have less and less holding out happening by the big two.
To be honest I would expect if Apple Pay Cash was to roll out here it would rely on some of the functionality in the New Payments Platform and don’t get me wrong I would love to have an Apple Pay Cash Card and probably would use the Apple Pay Cash functionality to send money to people as well.
I just don’t know where its relevance is going to be long term in the Australian market and to be honest they would be better off using this product to continue to disrupt the payment space in other countries.