Android Pay due in the next few months

23 March 2016

android-pay-logo Adding to the dizzying amount of contactless payment services on the market already, Google is about to bring Android Pay to the UK in the "next few months."

Like the other services - the most famous being Apple Pay - it'll let you pay for things by tapping your phone on a contactless card reader. You'll be able to do journeys on public transport in London with it too.

Google have said that they've already done a bunch of deals with major banks in the UK, such as Lloyds, HSBC, Halifax, and others. Now, Barclays aren't on board yet, but they were pretty tardy when it came to getting in with Apple Pay too, so that's no surprise. RBS, NatWest, and Santander are undecided as yet.

In the blog by Android, they say: "Android users in the UK are already enjoying many great features of Android from Google Photos to Google Play, and in the next few months Android smartphones will become even more useful with the launch of Android Pay. We’re bringing together payment networks, banks and retailers to help you pay simply and securely."

"Android Pay will support MasterCard and Visa credit and debit cards from many of the UK’s major financial institutions — including Bank of Scotland, First Direct, Halifax, HSBC, Lloyds Bank, M&S Bank, MBNA and Nationwide Building Society — with new banks being added all the time."

"You will be able to use Android Pay everywhere contactless payments are accepted, including your favorite places at which to shop and eat every day, such as Boots, Costa Coffee, Waitrose, and more. You can also tap and pay as you go across London on the Tube, buses and trains, using Android Pay with Transport for London (TfL)."

"Android Pay will help you speed through checkout within your favorite apps including JD Sports, Deliveroo, YPlan, and more. Say goodbye to entering your payment or address details every time you want to shop."

TOPICS:   Mobile   Banking


  • Albi
    I don't bother. It's actually quicker and easier to just do contactless with a card instead of getting your phone out and messing with the fingerprint sensor.
  • Henry C.
    Agreed, Albi. Too much pissing around with phones, etc. Just use the fucking bank card!

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