Tyro Payments has the first deposit account in Australia which allows payments to be made using Apple’s smartphone assistant, Siri.

This update is the latest addition to the Tyro Smart Account, a fee-free, interest earning account in your pocket, accessible via a smartphone app.

The Tyro Smart Account enables Tyro EFTPOS Banking customers to quickly access their daily settlements from their Tyro EFTPOS terminals, which can be used to pay bills and business costs straight away.

Graham Lea, Lead Product Manager of the Tyro Smart Account, says that the Siri feature was created specifically with busy business owners in mind.

“The majority of our merchants are small business owners who are always on the go and really appreciate any additional time they can save. Allowing them to pay through Siri gives them the option to pay bills and other overheads wherever they are and without any typing,” Mr Lea said. “This feature is just another way we can help make our customers lives easier, and give them more time to focus on growing their business.”

Currently, no other deposit account in Australia allows Siri to make payments.