By Aimee Chanthadavong

McDonald’s Australia is boosting its fast-food convenience factor by teaming up with Visa.

McDonald’s will be introducing Visa payWave in 816 stores across the country that will allow customers to ‘wave and go’.

Bronwyn Stubbs from McDonald’s Australia told Retailbiz that the introduction is just another way McDonald’s is improving convenience for its customers.

Using the Visa payWave, the Visa credit card doesn’t need to be swiped and it requires no signature or PIN for purchases under $100. 

Chris Clark, Visa general manager, said the contactless payments would increasingly replace the use of cash because of their speed and convenience, with National Australia Bank, ANZ and Macquarie Bank now issuing cards featuring Visa payWave.

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

The rollout is expected to be completed by the end of November 2010.