McDonald’s Restaurants in Australia now accept NAB, ANZ & Macquarie Visa payWave credit cards

Information verified correct on September 29th, 2016
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Visa’s much-discussed payWave system has now launched in the famous golden arch burger joint McDonald’s.

Paying for your burger and side of fries has now become even easier, and less time consuming. The contactless payment system from Visa, called payWave allows you to simply wave your Visa card in front of the terminal, then go on and enjoy your meal.

  • No More Timely Queues

    This is especially helpful when you are stuck in a lunchtime queue and want to grab your meal on the run. payWave allows you to save time and pay hassle free on any McDonald checkout come end of month.

    Chris Clark, Visa’s GM said: “The Visa payWave system makes everyday transactions faster and more convenient. It’s exciting to see one of the world’s largest and most successful Quick Service Restaurants offer this service to Australian customers.”

    “Visa payWave-enabled cards are as secure as any other Visa chip card and carry the same multiple layers of security, including Visas Zero Liability, which ensures Visa cardholders are not responsible for fraudulent or unauthorised transactions.”

    “In addition, with Visa payWave, the card never leaves your hand, which reduces the risk of fraud.”

    Similar words of optimism was exclaimed by CIO of McDonald Henry Shiner. In order to improve customer experience McDonald is dedicated to introducing simplified measures. The contactless system payWave saves time and hassles for all involved and is valid for transactions of up to $100.

    This handy “wave” allows you to enjoy more flexible checkout while buying your meals.

  • No Signature, No PIN for Under $100

    The signature and PIN-free way to shop has been enjoyed by Australian consumers in various outlets in the past. As more and more shops introduce payWave, more customers can enjoy the convenience of fast checkouts.

    Mr Clark even stated that the future in Australia would see us using less cash and more of these payWave cards because they are fast, secure and kind of fun to boot.

Who Issues These payWave Cards?

To name a few, you can get a payWave Visa card at the moment from the following banks:

Comparison of payWave Credit Cards

Rates last updated September 29th, 2016
Purchase rate (p.a.) Balance transfer rate (p.a.) Annual fee
ANZ First Visa Credit Card - Exclusive Offer
Enjoy making contactless payments plus receive a 0% p.a. for the first 12 months on balance transfers and 0% p.a. for the first 3 on purchases.
0% p.a. for 3 months (reverts to 19.74% p.a.) 0% p.a. for 12 months $30 p.a. Go to site More info
HSBC Platinum Credit Card
Receive a full annual fee refund and save $149 if you meet the $6,000 spend requirement. Enjoy a balance transfer offer and platinum card benefits such as complimentary insurances and concierge services.
19.99% p.a. 0% p.a. for 15 months $149 p.a. Go to site More info
Westpac Low Rate Card
A no frills credit card with an introductory rate of 0% p.a. for 18 months on balance transfers and 1% p.a. for 12 months on purchases.
1% p.a. for 12 months (reverts to 13.49% p.a.) 0% p.a. for 18 months $59 p.a. Go to site More info
Citi Simplicity Card
Enjoy up to 55 interest-free days and a low interest rate on purchases plus enjoy free bottles of wine from Citibank Dining Program. Offer ends on 31 March 2017.
11.99% p.a. for 24 months (reverts to 19.99% p.a.) $0 p.a. Go to site More info
NAB Qantas Rewards Premium Card
Get 20,000 bonus Qantas Points plus enjoy a low promotional offer of 0% p.a. for 15 months on purchases and balance transfers.
0% p.a. for 15 months (reverts to 19.99% p.a.) 0% p.a. for 15 months with a one off 2% balance transfer fee $250 p.a. Go to site More info
HSBC Platinum Qantas Credit Card
Receive 60,000 bonus Qantas Points on eligible spend within 3 months. Enjoy access to premium benefits and complimentary insurance.
19.99% p.a. $199 p.a. Go to site More info
Virgin Australia Velocity Flyer Card - Balance Transfer Offer
Earn bonus Velocity Points in the first 3 months. 0% p.a. for 18 months on balance transfers.
20.74% p.a. 0% p.a. for 18 months $64 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($129 p.a. thereafter) Go to site More info
ANZ Low Rate
Save with a low rate on purchases and balance transfers with a low annual fee and ongoing purchase rate.
13.49% p.a. 0% p.a. for 18 months with 3% balance transfer fee $58 p.a. Go to site More info
Citi Rewards Credit Card - Platinum Card
For high debt that needs a longer time to be repaid, this low, long term balance transfer offer may appeal. A popular and prestigious Platinum card offer.
20.99% p.a. 0% p.a. for 24 months with 1.5% balance transfer fee $199 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($249 p.a. thereafter) Go to site More info
ANZ First Visa Credit Card
Enjoy a low annual fee, interest-free days on purchases and a low minimum credit limit.
19.74% p.a. 0% p.a. for 18 months with 3% balance transfer fee $30 p.a. Go to site More info
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Rates last updated September 29th, 2016
Purchase rate (p.a.) Balance transfer rate (p.a.) Annual fee
Virgin Australia Velocity Flyer Card - Balance Transfer Offer
Enjoy a 0% p.a. balance transfer offer for 18 months and also earn 2 bonus Velocity Points in the first 3 months on everyday spend.
20.74% p.a. 0% p.a. for 18 months $64 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($129 p.a. thereafter) Go to site More info
ME Bank frank Credit Card
Enjoy a low and consistent interest rate on purchases and cash advances, combined with no annual fee.
11.99% p.a. $0 p.a. Go to site More info
HSBC Platinum Credit Card
Receive a full annual fee refund and save $149 if you meet the $6,000 spend requirement. Enjoy a balance transfer offer and platinum card benefits such as complimentary insurances and concierge services.
19.99% p.a. 0% p.a. for 15 months $149 p.a. Go to site More info

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