Australian Mastercard card holders at Westpac get access to Android Pay

12 December 2016

Westpac Australian banking corporation Westpac is connecting its Mastercard card holders to the service of Android Pay. The mobile payment capability will be available to some Westpac consumers from selected devices by Samsung, Sony, LG, HTC, Motorola, Huawei, and Pixel. Using their smartphones or tablets powered by Android operating system card holders may sign up to Android Pay and make contactless payments starting today.

The service is accessible to Mastercard debit and credit cards across a great number of retail locations equipped with the proper technology of Near-field communication in Australia.

According to the statement from Westpac Group Chief Executive the company is partnering with Google for further expansion of Android Pay mobile payments to make it accessible to more bank consumers within the coming year, including card holders of St.George, Bank of Melbourne and BankSA. He adds that the key objective of the group is to provide great service to their 9 million customers.

With the mobile payment application installed on their devices customers can use their Android-based smartphones for purchasing some items both at physical locations and through mobile applications, which eliminates the need to take plastic cards everywhere in their wallets. Mobile users will just tap their devices for the purchases at checkout and go with the purchased items.

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