Single Big Four Bank To Take Part In Australian Android Pay Launch: Report

Android Pay's debut in Australia has been in the works for months and if rumours are to be believed, the service could begin trials as early as this week. Somewhat surprisingly however, just one of the big four will be involved in the launch.

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A story by Daniel Tyson over at Ausdroid suggests that only ANZ will have support for Android Pay when it arrives locally, with trials reportedly coming online in the next couple of days.

If you don't do business with Westpac, NAB or Commonwealth, then the news is potentially brighter, with a healthy number of alternative banks and credit unions on the debut list.

This includes Community First, Bendigo Bank, Select Mutual and ING, among many others.

As Tyson points out, the exclusion of Westpac is interesting, as the bank was to be a partner when Google Pay's Australian arrival was announced in late 2015.

We may hear news from the missing parties in the next few weeks as the full launch gears up, but if they still decided to stick it out as non-participants, would you consider switching banks?

Exclusive: Which banks will Android Pay be launching on in Australia? [Ausdroid]

Originally published on Gizmodo Australia.


Comments

    I am an ANZ customer and have been using it for about a week already. Works great!

    Commbank had NFC forever and works great.

      Exactly; CBA don't nee to be involved as they already have an Android NFC payment system (and hasn't needed that NFC sticker for at least a year+ now). "Samsung Pay" is both not relevant, and unnecessary, on Android platforms.

    NAB already have this available on some accounts/cards:

    http://www.nab.com.au/sites/personal/accounts/nab-pay

    Yea, none of them are AndroidPay.
    i have ANZ mobile pay. works great but if i wanted to add my credit card from St George i couldn't
    with android pay i would be able to (if both banks were signed up to android pay)

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