Android Pay Going Down Under in 2016

Android-Pay-e1441961560353Following Android Pays September launch in the US, Google has announced the second market for its mobile payment service: Australia.

Android Pay will be available in the country in the first half of 2016, in partnership with six Australian financial institutions (ANZ Bank, Westpac, Bendigo and Adelaide Bank, ING Direct, Macquarie Bank and Cusca). At launch, Android Pay will support credit and debit cards from MasterCard and Visa, and Google says it is also working with EFTPOS to support its cards.

Australian retailers supporting Android Pay in-store include 7-Eleven, Coles Supermarkets, Domino’s Pizza, McDonald’s and Telstra.