After seeing steady growth in the US with over 1.5 million new registrations each month, Google will bring Android Pay to the United Kingdom in the coming few months. For those less familiar with the service; Android Pay is Google’s version of a virtual wallet, with which one will be able to pay simply and securely using the smartphone.
According to Google’s public statement 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 more banks being added to the list in the coming months.
Android Pay will work at Boots, Costa Coffee, Waitrose, and you can even tap and pay as you go across London on the Tube, buses and trains. It will even work within some of the widely used in the UK apps such as JD Sports, Deliveroo, YPlan and more without the hustle of entering the payment or address details every time one wants to buy something.
Google also teamed up with many leading payment platforms, processors, and technology providers in the United Kingdom and the US to make it even easier to accept Android Pay in stores and apps. For more details visit the Android Pay API developer site.