Just a day after launching in Canada, Android Pay has expanded to another new country today. Taiwan has now been added to the list of 13 countries where you can use your phone to tap-and-pay for products & services. While it is good news for Taiwanese and for Android Pay in general, it does have some pretty significant limitations in the country. Namely, at launch, the support of only two banks.
CTBC and First Bank are the only two banks that are supporting the service today but Google indicates in their post that other banks like EnTie, Hua Nan and Shin Kong are coming soon to the service. Adding those three major banks would bring the service to a significantly larger number of users. This limited bank support also puts them behind Apple Pay which is currently supported by 7 banks in country.