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Android Pay fills in some UK gaps

14 SEP 2016

Four UK banks — Natwest, Royal Bank of Scotland, Santander and Ulster Bank — made Android Pay available to their customers but one of the country’s largest financial institutions is still holding out.

According to the Android Pay blog, the four banks started offering the service from 13 September, with another bank, TSB, coming soon.

The service launched in May this year with eight financial institutions in the UK, but not included on the list were Barclays, Royal Bank of Scotland and Santander, three of the UK’s major banks.

With this week’s announcement, two of those names are added, but Barclays is still not supporting Android Pay. This is not totally surprising given the bank has taken an independent line over developing its own payments tech.

Back in July, TSB said it would support Android Pay from Q4 this year. This week’s announcement looks consistent with that statement given Q4 will be upon us in just a couple of weeks.

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Richard Handford

Richard is the editor of Mobile World Live’s money channel and a contributor to the daily news service. He is an experienced technology and business journalist who previously worked as a freelancer for many publications over the last decade including...

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