Android Pay Arrives in Spain

“As for support from financial institutions, at launch Android Pay only has one backer in its corner: BBVA, whose customers can upload their Mastercard and Visa cards to the Android Pay app.”

Android Pay has launched in Spain, making it the 14th country in which Google’s mobile payments system is supported.

Android Pay Arrives in SpainThe app arrives in Spain with official support from domestic companies like El Corte Inglés and 100 Montaditos, as well as international brands like H&M and Starbucks. It also has in-app support from a handful of organizations: Deliveroo, Fancy, Hotel Tonight, Showroomprive.com, TransferWise, Vueling, and Zara.

As for support from financial institutions, at launch Android Pay only has one backer in its corner: BBVA, whose customers can upload their Mastercard and Visa cards to the Android Pay app. But payment services providers Adyen, Braintree, IMSolutions, and Stripe are also supporting the platform, making it easier for smaller merchants to start accepting Android Pay payments.

Android Pay arrives in Spain well after its rivals Apple Pay and Samsung Pay came to the country. Next up is probably Brazil, with Google having included the country among Spain and Taiwan when it announced forthcoming market launches for Android Pay earlier this year.