Starting this week customers of Bank of America, USAA, Discover, Bank of New Zealand, and Poland's mBank can link their cards to the Google mobile payment service. After completing setup, users can use their phone to tap and pay at several stores and wherever they see the Android Pay button in their apps and on the mobile web. Google has really been working on the mobile payments features for a while, making Android Pay more widely available is part of that.
Google has integrated its Android Pay service with mobile banking apps around the world in a bid to make it easier for users to use their cards with Android Pay.
This is published unedited from the IANS feed. Google is clearly betting that the more open nature of Android Pay will give it a larger footprint, Engadget said. You also will be able to make mobile payments using your regular banking app, which is pretty cool and saves a ton of time. You can select your default payment card or even deactivate a card if need be.
This year it is expected to launch in South Korea and Russian Federation.
Lastly, Google points out that the Android Pay integration with banking apps works even if users don't have the standalone Android Pay app installed. So, users who have not used Android Pay will now use it at least once. At the same time, it's worth highlighting that while users can manage their bank card choices through the app of their bank, it's limited to the cards pertaining to the particular bank. The company has now chose to integrated Android Pay deeply with some mobile banking apps and for this goal, it has teamed up with these banks.
In the U.S., Bank of America, USAA, and Discover are among the first to offer this native functionality.