The U.K.’s top credit card expert MBNA will be the first to bring Google’s Android Pay to its customers as the countdown, scheduled for later in 2016, begins.
UK contactless spend increased steeply in 2015, more than trebling to reach £7.75 billion. With nearly one in eight card transactions now using contactless technology*, Android Pay will be the latest option for tech-savvy consumers who are forgoing not only cash but cards in favor of mobile wallet payment methods.
Android Pay will enable Android mobile users to seamlessly tap and pay with their phones at almost 460,000 payment terminals in UK shops, with more locations being added every day. It can also be used to make purchases in supported Android apps.
On Android Pay’s UK launch, which follows its United States launch in September 2015, the Android Pay app will be downloadable from Google Play. Eligible credit and debit cards can then be added simply by using the camera in the app to capture card info, or by entering card details manually.
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