Google expands Android Pay to the UK

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Google has announced the launch of Android Pay in the UK. The rollout marks the first time that Google has made Android Pay available outside its home market of the US.

Android Pay will allow users in the UK to pay in shops and cafes like Boots, Starbucks and Waitrose. They can even pay for the Tube, bus and train with transport for London. Android Pay will support banks such as 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.

In order to use Android Pay, users will have to download the Android Pay app on Google Play and have an eligible MasterCard or Visa credit or debit card from either of the aforementioned banks. Google said that Android Pay will be able to work everywhere that accepts contactless payments and companies don’t need to add any special hardware. Similar to Apple Pay,  most retailers will only allow payments up to £30 using your phone.

Play Link – Android Pay


Author: Sneha Bokil

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