BBVA adds Android Pay support for its customers in Spain
BBVA, a Spanish banking group, has teamed up with tech giant Google to offer Android Pay as a new payment option for its customers in Spain.
The collaboration will enable the bank’s customers, who own a Visa and MasterCard branded cards, to add their card credentials to Android Pay and make contactless payment via their smartphones.
To protect the sensitive data, Android Pay does not share credit or debit card number with the merchant when consumers pay in stores. Instead, it uses a virtual account number to represent the card.
BBVA said that Android Pay will be operational in the more than one million businesses in Spain with contactless technology. BBVA is the first bank to offer its customers Android Pay in Spain.
BBVA Spain strategy and transformation director of payments systems and consumer loan area, Antonio Macías said: “The agreement with Android Pay seeks to make it easier for customers to pay with their cell phones – a device that is being used more and more.”