“The new bank support in the UK comes quickly on the heels of other major signs of progress, with America’s Chase Bank having announced support last week…”
Android Pay has consolidated more support in the UK, with NatWest, Royal Bank of Scotland, Ulster Bank, and Santander all coming onboard.
It’s the biggest boost in support since the mobile payment platform launched in the country this past May, with the support of major banks like Halifax and HSBC. Notably, Barclays still hasn’t come around; but it’s also worth noting that the bank resisted Apply Pay for some time before finally going live with its support in April.
The new bank support in the UK comes quickly on the heels of other major signs of progress, with America’s Chase Bank having announced support last week, as well as loyalty program integrations and the service’s expansion to mobile web apps. And back in the UK, support from another bank, TSB, is expected to arrive soon.
It all bodes well for the mPayment platform, with a recent market research firm predicting that, together with Apple Pay, the mPayment platforms will see a fifteen-fold increase in purchases between this year and 2018.