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When you plunk down the Apple Card to split a bill, it makes a satisfying clank. The snow-white card with its silver trimmings is impossible to ignore — partly because few cards are white, and partly because of that clanking noise. One of your friends will probably pick it up, turn it in their hands and say, “Yeah, that’s a metal card alright” before reaching into their wallet to compare it with another metal credit card. This will inevitably devolve into a discussion about the Apple Card’s benefits, and whether it’s worth applying. As an Apple Card owner, all eyes at the table will divert to you, and you’ll be expected to give a verdict.

Today the National Australia Bank (NAB) announced the addition of Apple Pay functionality for its users.

NAB customers will now now able to use contactless payments with their phones or Apple Watch as well as enjoy more a more convenient process when it comes to in-app and web purchases.

Apple’s highly anticipated, celebrity-studded services event didn’t disappoint in two specific regards. One, there were a lot of celebrities present. Two, there were also a lot of new services announced. It’s hard to say which was more exciting.

The Commonwealth Bank has joined ANZ as the second of the big four banks to support Apple Pay for its customers. From today, CBA and Bankwest personal debit and credit cards can be added to Apple Pay as the bank seems to have settled its differences with Apple over how transaction fees are shared.

Laundry days are the worst. Not because I hate doing laundry—I love warm, fluffy, clean clothes—but because I need cold hard cash to use the machines at my local 24-hour laundromat. Legitimately, I’ve sat here for 20 minutes trying to think of anything besides laundry that I regularly use greenbacks for. I got nada.

Bendigo and Adelaide Bank, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, National Australia Bank, and Westpac are attempting to gain permission from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to negotiate as a group for access to Apple Pay and the Near Field Communication (NFC) function on iPhones.

No, scratch that - they'd just be happy with the NFC, actually.

Four million more Aussies will be able to use their banks' credit cards on Apple Pay soon, with credit card processing giant Cuscal signing off a deal with Apple that sees Credit Union Australia, Police Bank, Bank Australia and dozens of other banks and credit unions added to the contactless payment app for iPhone and Apple Watch.

Bendigo and Adelaide Bank, the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, National Australia Bank and Westpac have lodged an application with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) for the green light to have joint negotiations with providers of third-party mobile wallets, such as Apple Pay, Samsung Pay and Android Pay.

Do you use your credit card or your phone to pay for your morning coffee, or are you still holding on to that pocketful of coins? Sydney-based coffee roastery and cafe chain Pablo & Rusty's is opening Australia's first cashless cafe in Brisbane, ditching the notes and coins in favour of credit cards, phone-based payments and even smart coffee cups.