Android Pay lands in Belgium
Google has rolled out its mobile payment service Android Pay in Belgium, allowing users to pay for anything using their Android.
Belgium is the tenth country where Google has launched its contactless mobile payment solution.
Now, Android smartphone owners in Belgium can make in-store payments using their devices at over than 85,000 retail locations throughout the country including McDonald’s, Carrefour, Media Markt, Medi-Market, H&M and Quick.
Initially, Android Pay in Belgium is being supported by MasterCard and Visa credit cards issued by BNP Paribas Fortis, Fintro and Hello bank. Support for debit cards from the three banks as well as CBC/KBC will be coming soon.
The users of Android-based smartphones need to download the app from the Google Play store. Following which they will have to link an eligible MasterCard and/or Visa credit card.
Besides at POS, Android Pay can be used to shop online through supporting applications including Deliveroo, TransferWise, Fancy, Vueling, Hotel Tonight, Sit, Uber, Touchnote and Showroomprive.com, among others.
In September 2015, Google first launched Android Pay in the US, and the digital payment offering continued to expand throughout 2016 in eight additional countries: the UK, Singapore, Australia, Hong Kong, Poland, New Zealand, Ireland and Japan.
By 2017-end, Google is planning to roll out Android Pay in Russia, and is expected announce its plans for expansion into more regions throughout the rest of the world.