Google launches Android Pay in Asia starting from Singapore

Android Pay Singapore

Google has launched Android Pay in Singapore, which becomes the first country in Asia and the third country in the world to get the service after the U.S. and UK.

In Singapore, Android Pay works with MasterCard and Visa cards from DBS, OCBC Bank, POSB, Standard Chartered Bank and UOB.

Singaporeans can also use Android Pay across several retail stores including 7-11, BreadTalk, Cold Storage, McDonald’s, NTUC FairPrice, StarHub, Toast Box, Uniqlo, and Watsons.

Android Pay stores your gift cards, loyalty cards and special offers on your phone. Google said that it is working closely with leading loyalty programmes such as NTUC Link’s Plus! Rewards Programme and CapitaLand’s CAPITASTAR that will allow users earn reward points and enjoy special offers across multiple retail outlets soon.

Android Pay purchase button that launches later this year will let you checkout easily when you shop in your favorite mobile apps like Deliveroo, Grab, Shopee, Singapore Airlines, Uber, Zalora and more.

Google is also working closely with payment processors such as Braintree, Stripe and FirstData. Google said that it plans to roll out Android Pay in other Asian countries soon.

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