Android Pay Lands In The UK

After months of speculation and rumor, Google has announced that Android Pay is now available in the United Kingdom.  The tap-and-pay service rolled out with support from eight nationwide banks and is supported by dozens of retailers across the country.  That support includes the Transport for London network.  Now users in the UK will be able to use their phones to make purchases without having to pull a card out of their wallet, making purchases faster and more conveniently.

The list of banks that support Android Pay in the UK are a list of who’s who when it comes to national banks in the country.  As long as you have a MasterCard or Visa with them, you will be able to

Android Pay Wallet
Android Pay

register the card with Pay and use it for purchases.  The list of banks include:

  • Bank of Scotland
  • First Direct
  • Halifax
  • HSBC
  • Lloyds Bank
  • M&S Bank
  • MBNA
  • Nationwide Building Society

The UK represents the 2nd major market where Android Pay has become available and with Google reporting some 1.5 million new users each month to the service, that number will only grow now that the UK is in the mix.