Google’s Android Pay has gone under – down under.
The mobile payment service on Thursday launched in Australia, making it the third of the three major mobile payment systems to debut in the country.
Android Pay is rolling out with the support for Visa and American Express cards from 28 banks and credit unions, including ANZ, American Express, Macquarie, MyState Bank, Bank of Sydney, Bank Australia and Teachers Mutual Bank. Google said MasterCard and cards from Bendigo Bank and ING Direct will also be supported soon.
Google said Android Pay will be accepted anywhere contactless payments are accepted – like Coles, Domino’s and 7-Eleven – and soon through several in-app partners including Deliveroo, Clipp, Catch of the Day, Jetstar, Hotel Tonight, Menulog and The Iconic.
The launch is not only a victory for Google, which missed its original deadline of launching Android Pay in the first half of 2016, but also for ANZ. The bank was also one of the first major banks to support Apple Pay in Australia.
Android Pay is now available in four countries including the United States, United Kingdom, Singapore and Australia.
Back in March, Bloomberg estimated Android Pay had approximately 5 million monthly active users.