Google has today officially announced that their mobile payments service, Android Pay, is finally making the trip “across the pond” to the United Kingdom. The official debut is set to take place over “the next few months”, however Google has already gotten several banks and retail outlets on board with the service. These major banks include Lloyds Bank, HSBC, Nationwide, Halifax, and Bank of Scotland, note, that is not the Royal Bank of Scotland.
Google has also gotten Greggs, KFC, Costa, Starbucks, Waitrose, Superdrug, Aldi, and several other retailers on board to support mobile payments through Android Pay once it officially launches. You’ll also be able to use Android Pay on the Tube or a London bus thanks to support from Transport for London.
Android users in the UK are already enjoying many great features of Android from Google Photos to Google Play, and in the next few months Android smartphones will become even more useful with the launch of Android Pay. We’re bringing together payment networks, banks and retailers to help you pay simply and securely.