Over six months after its official launch in the US, Android Pay finally arrives in the UK. The Android team is already working to launch the mobile payment service in Europe. They’re partnering with several retailers, banks, and payment networks to enable Android Pay and allow Android users to enjoy the new cashless payment method.
Android Pay is accepted in most establishments where contactless payments are ready. In the UK, feel free to enjoy shopping soon at Waitrose and Boots or have a cup of coffee at Costa Coffee. You can also soon pay with your smartphone to go around London on buses, trains, or the Tube with Android Pay with Transport for London (TfL).
Shopping online will be much more convenient with faster checkout with Android Pay when you shop within apps like YPan, Deliveroo, and JD Sports among others.
Visa and Mastercard debit and credit cards from major banks and companies in the UK will be supported including HSBC, Nationwide Building Society, MBNA, M&S Bank, Lloyds Bank, Halifax, First Direct, and Bank of Scotland.
Google will be adding more financial institutions, stores, online shops, and restaurants to its growing list of retailers that will allow tap and pay. In the US, more partners have been added like Rubio’s, Peet’s Coffee & Tea, Best Buy, Eat24, Ticketmaster, and Eventbrite.
Average monthly registration is 1.5 million new users so we know it’s growing steadily. Even developers will find it easier to incorporate Android Pay in their apps now as Google has partnered with numerous tech companies in the US and the UK.
SOURCE: Android Official Blog