Caltex, a petroleum brand name of Chevron Corp, is partnering with Commonwealth Bank to install contactless readers in 387 Star Mart convenience stores throughout Australia, according to ZDNet.
Commonwealth’s readers will accept both MasterCard and Visa contactless payments, eliminating the need for customers to punch in their PIN or provide their signature.
According to ZDNet, Caltex plans to expand the technology beyond metropolitan areas to include a further 393 stores by the end of the year, bringing the nationwide total to 780. The company also revealed that they are considering expanding contactless payments to the gas pump.
“Our aim is to help customers get on their way to where they are going as quickly as possible, and that means giving customers access to modern and efficient forms of payment technology such as MasterCard PayPass,” Leo Pucar, Caltex national retail manager, told ZDNet.
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