There’s only two things you need to worry about does the terminal support Contactless Payments and if it will accept your card scheme e.g Visa or MasterCard.
To answer the question yes those Commbank Albert terminals do except Apple Pay, Apple Pay does not require the terminal Operator to do anything special to add Apple Pay support.
And when using another banks terminal for example Albert it doesn’t matter if Commbank Support Apple Pay or not. All that means is their customers can’t use Apple Pay with cards issued by them.
You can even use Apple Pay in a country that doesn’t have Apple Pay, Acceptance of Apple Pay is worldwide provided the terminal in country supports Contactless Payments and the card scheme.
Apples rollout of Apple Pay only concerns card support with banking institutions not acceptance.
This is where the operator of the terminal needs to implement something, this is referred to as CDCVM stands for Consumer Device Cardholder Verification Method.
Essentially what it means is that allows the terminal to except the fingerprint instead of a PIN for transactions over $100.
If the terminal doesn’t support this feature Apple Pay will still work but you will be required to enter your PIN as normal.
Yes that is correct, however the merchant does need to also support the feature on the terminal. On the merchant side this is becoming less and less of an issue here in Australia anyway.
Actually there several, ING doesn’t fully support that feature for all customers yet apparently they’re choosing to stage rollout the feature to their customers according to their email.
Regardless Tony is working tirelessly to get the list updated. Me a couple of others are helping him but regarding this feature a lot of it will have to be displayed is unknown.
Unfortunately for this feature would probably have to rely on user feedback and submissions, I’m working on it with him at the moment to move it to a website. But where only in the early stages with this. will probably do some kinda google contact form to tie things over in the meantime.