Android Pay heads down Belgium way
It can be used at more than 85,000 retail locations throughout Belgium that accept contactless payments. Its purchase button can also be seen in apps like Deliveroo, TransferWise and Vueling, with other unspecified apps on the way.
It works with an eligible Mastercard and/or Visa credit card from BNP Paribas Fortis, Fintro and Hello bank! Debit cards from those banks and CBC/KBC will be “coming soon”.
Google says it has also teamed up with payment platforms, processors and technology providers such as Braintree and Stripe to accept Android Pay.
Last year, Android Pay went live in Poland – the first country on continental Europe to launch the service. Android Pay is available to the holders of Mastercard cards issued by Alior Bank, T-Mobile Banking Services and Bank Zachodni WBK. Other Polish banks are expected to follow.
The US was the first country to get Android Pay – this was in May 2015. The UK followed a year later. In Asia, Android Pay is available in Singapore and Hong Kong. It is also up and running in Australia, with ANZ being the first bank to introduce it to the market in July.