There have been multiple rumors recently suggesting that Android Pay could soon go live in the United Kingdom and the official announcement has finally come through. Google has confirmed today that Android Pay is going to be launched in the UK over the “next few months.” It’s going to bring together payment networks, retailers, and banks to enable Android users to pay on the fly with their smartphones.
Google has confirmed that in the United Kingdom Android Pay is going to support Visa and Mastercard credit and debit cards from many of the country’s major financial institutions like the Bank of Scotland, Halifax, Lloyds Bank, MBNA, HSBC, and others.
Users will be able to pay with Android Pay everywhere contactless payments are accepted, including big retail chains like Waitrose, Boots, Costa Coffee and more. Payments will also be accepted on the tube, buses and trains with Transport for London.
The payments service will even enable users to speed up their checkout inside favorite apps like YPlan, Deliveroo, JD Sports and many others, thus eliminating the need for entering payment or address details every time an app is used for shopping.
Google revealed that Android Pay has been steadily gaining steam in the United States with 1.5 million new registrations coming in every month. The company is going to provide more details about Android Pay over the next few months.