After a report claiming that Android Pay would launch in the UK, Google has today confirmed the news, announcing that Android Pay would launch in the UK in the next few months.
Currently, Google says that it is talking to banks and retailers to get the service set-up, with a few banks already confirmed, however, a few others still remaining, one of the most notable is Barclays, who aren’t currently on Apple Pay either.
Google did confirm that Visa and MasterCard debit and credit cards would be supported, alongside the following banks:
- Bank of Scotland
- First Direct
- Lloyds Bank
- M&S Bank
- Nationwide Building Society
Once ready, Android Pay will work by using the already existing contactless payment system in the UK, meaning it will work just as well as what we already have with contactless cards., but with a phone. Google noted a number of retailers that confirmed their support, with names including Transport for London, Greggs, KFC, Costa Coffee, Boots and Waitrose.
Android Pay will also work with a number of applications, including Kickstarter, Zara and much more.
Source: Android Blog