Croatia has become the latest country where Google Pay is now available. It means that Croatians can now use their phones to tap-and-pay for services in supporting retailers as well as for online purchases. The country marks the third central European country to get the service after Czech Republic and Slovakia earlier this year.
Support for Google Pay in Croatia is pretty limited at the moment. Only the Visa Inspire Debit Card from PBZ is currently supported. No other financial institutions or even other cards from PBZ are supported – at least not yet. It is likely that other banks will join into the service once it is more established.
With the service now available, Croatians should be able to download and install the Google Pay app from their localized Google Play Store on their NFC compatible phone. Once you configure you PBZ debit card in the app, you should be able to use it where ever there are tap-and-pay terminals in retailers.
With the addition of Croatia, Google Pay is now accepted in 20 different countries globally with Google committing to work with local governments and financial institutions to expand that footprint. For contract, Apple Pay is supported in 30 countries currently. Remember, if you are in a country where Apple Pay is accepted, Google Pay will work there too as both companies use the same technology to make the magic happen.