Android Pay Headed to the U.K.

Android Pay Headed to the U.K.

March 23, 2016         Written By Lynn Oldshue

Today, Android announced that U.K. users will soon be enjoying Android Pay on their smartphones.

Android Pay will support Visa and MasterCard debit and credit cards from banks such as Bank of Scotland, First Direct, Halifax, HSBC, Lloyds Bank, M&S Bank, MBNA and Nationwide Building Society. The company plans to continue to add new banks.

Consumers will be able to use their Android phones to pay at popular locations, including Boots, Costa Coffee and Waitrose. Commuters will be able to use Android Pay with Transport for London (TfL) to tap and pay on the Tube, buses and trains.

Android Pay will also be available as a payment option through apps such as JD Sports, Deliveroo and Plan, so customers will no longer need to enter their payment card and address information when checking out.

In the United States, Android Pay has about 1.5 million new registrations every month and shoppers can use the app to pay at stores such as Best Buy, Peet’s Coffee & Tea and Rubio’s. Because of its partnership with Plenti, Android users can also earn and redeem loyalty and reward points through participating retailers.

According to PYMNTS.com, 42.6% of British citizens use Android phones.



The information contained within this article was accurate as of March 23, 2016. For up-to-date
information on any of the terms, cards or offers mentioned above, visit the issuer's website.


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Lynn Oldshue has written personal finance stories for LowCards.com for twelve years. She majored in public relations at Mississippi State University.
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