London, 18 May 2016 – Today, Google confirmed that Android Pay is now live in the UK, giving millions of MasterCard cardholders even more ways to make safe and convenient mobile payments. Android Pay enables seamless and secure contactless payments at more than 400,000 contactless payment terminals across the UK (plus millions more worldwide) wherever MasterCard contactless payments are accepted1.
Owners of eligible Android devices – those on Android v4.4 ‘KitKat’ or newer – can begin using Android Pay now. Once a MasterCard cardholder downloads the app and sets up an account, they’re ready to shop simply, safely and securely with Android Pay. Users can add their MasterCard credit and debit cards into the payment app, with customers of Bank of Scotland, Halifax, HSBC, Lloyds, MBNA and M&S Bank able to load their cards starting today. Once your card is added, you can use your phone to pay in the same way you would with a contactless card.