Android Pay Finally Supports Capital One

November 9, 2016, Written By John H. Oldshue
Kiev Ukraine - September 24 2014: Close-up shot of brand new Google Nexus 5 powered by Android 4.4 version with Android logotype on a screen.

Android Pay and Capital One are finally working together, according to the list of new banks now supported by the mobile wallet. Most of the other financial institutions are small local banks and credit unions, but the addition of Capital One could provide significant traffic for Android Pay.

Capital One and Google have been trying to work together for quite some time. In May, Capital One was added to the list of banks, only to be removed shortly afterward. Now, it is back on the list.

According to Android Pay’s official list of cards, the mobile wallet works with consumer Mastercard and Visa credit cards, as well as consumer MasterCard debit cards from Capital One in the United States. It does not work with partnership credit cards, Visa corporate cards, or Capital One cards outside of the United States.

One of the biggest factors in Capital One’s delay to join Android Pay was the development of the Capital One Mobile Wallet. This served the same primary functions as Android Pay, with special features for Capital One cardholders. In September, Capital One cards became compatible with Samsung Pay, which once again seemed to hinder the development for Android Pay. Now Capital One cards can be used on nearly any mobile wallet on Android phones.



The information contained within this article was accurate as of November 9, 2016. For up-to-date
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