Westpac rolls out support for Android Pay

Source: Westpac

Westpac Mastercard customers with selected Samsung, Sony, LG, HTC, Motorola, Huawei, and Pixel, and other compatible Android devices can now sign up to Android Pay.

Westpac customers with an eligible Mastercard debit and credit card can make convenient and secure contactless payments from today through their Android smartphones1.

Android Pay is available at thousands of retail outlets across Australia wherever NFC (Near Field Communication) payments are accepted.

George Frazis, Westpac Group Chief Executive, Consumer Bank said Westpac is working closely with Google to extend the service to all Westpac Group cardholders next year, including St.George, Bank of Melbourne and BankSA customers.

“Our core focus is on providing great service to our 9 million customers by embracing digital opportunities and making it easy and convenient for them to bank with us.

“Our mobile customers want access to the best technology so we are delighted to add Android Pay, one of the world’s most popular mobile payment platforms, to our range of mobile payment options,” Mr Frazis said.

With Android Pay, customers can use their Android smartphones to make purchases in-store and in apps. This gives customers another way to use their credit and debit cards to pay for purchases, and removes the need to carry around cards in a physical wallet.

Pali Bhat, Senior Director, Global Head of Payments, Google commented: "We're excited to bring the simplicity and security of mobile payments to Westpac Mastercard customers with Android Pay, which lets them make contactless payments with a swift tap of their Android smartphone."

Android Pay is currently available in seven countries: United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Poland and New Zealand, with more countries to follow.

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