Australian banks dismiss Android NFC past in Apple Pay negotiations

Sorry Australians with an Android phone, but you simply don’t spend enough money to make it worthwhile to develop NFC solutions for you — that would be one way to sum up the latest joint submission from CBA, NAB, Westpac, and Bendigo Bank to seek approval from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to collectively negotiate with Apple to gain access to the NFC element within iPhones.

The joint submission [PDF] from the banks is a response to those that have gone before it from Apple and the general public that have called on the ACCC to stare down the banks.