Android Pay comes to Bankwest

Sally McMullen 7 December 2016

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Bankwest customers can now tap and go with their Android device.

Bankwest has joined the long list of banks and issuers that support Android Pay in Australia. This means that Bankwest cardholders can now use their Android device to make contactless mobile payments at the checkout. All you need to do is download the Android Pay app and create an account with your Bankwest card details. Then, when you reach the checkout, you can place your Android smartphone within 4cm of the contactless reader to process payments of up to $100.

Android Pay is Bankwest's first mobile payment offering for its customers. However, Bankwest has confirmed that it's just part of a multi-million dollar commitment to improve mobile experience. This focus on digital payments supports the goal to provide a paperless banking service for customers by 2020. So, you can expect more changes to the ways you can make digital payments with your Bankwest card in the future.

Originally launched with 28 Australian credit card issuers in July this year, Android Pay is now available with almost 40 credit unions and banks. Plus, with a promise to launch with Bank of Melbourne and BankSA, the presence of Android Pay is only set to expand in Australia. Currently, Android Pay can be used wherever contactless payments are accepted at millions of locations around the world. This includes popular brands and retailers including 7/11, Myer, Gloria Jeans, Vodafone and McDonalds. In a big week for the contactless payment network, Android Pay also launched in New Zealand with BNZ last week.

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