Google Pay expands to more countries including Australia, Russia and Japan

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Credit: https://www.androidpolice.com/2019/04/10/google-pay-expands-its-reach-in-russia-australia-and-many-more-countries/

Google Pay has moved into more territories as ten more countries have been added to the growing list. The newly added countries to the list as well as nine banks added by Google include: Australia [Health Professionals Bank], Belgium [Bunq], Czech Republic [Fio banka, a.s], Ireland [Bunq], Japan [you me], Norway [OBOS Banken], Russia [CB EURO-ASIAN INVESTMENT BANK LLC, PJSC ROSBANK, and Vozrozhdenie Bank], Slovakia [Fio banka, a.s. pobočka zahraničnej banky], Spain [Bunq], and Sweden [Klama].

One regular name in the aforementioned list is Bunq; a bank that was on the list released last time in Germany and France. Bunq as you can see, is also integrated with Google Pay in Belgium, Spain and Ireland.

In 2018, Google added a couple of features to make Google Pay a one-stop payment app. Google Pay added peer-to-peer payments, boarding passes, tickets and even more.

The peer-to-peer payments feature along with online payments supports in all browsers and several other features were announced by Google during the 2018 Google I/O event. Google also brought support for tickets and boarding passes in the app’s APIs.

The p2p support at launch was only be available in select markets—the US and the UK. This is consistent with how Google launches its new products and features—a small rollout usually precedes a global rollout.

Earlier on, Google announced that users can make payments on the web as it announced a desktop version. Not only will you be able to check out on shopping sites, you will also be able to send and receive money using a credit or debit card or even your PayPal account.

That announcement covers popular browsers like Chrome [unsurprisingly], Safari, and of course, Firefox. Google Pay will also work on your iPhone’s browser, but not until you have set up your account on any of the supported desktop browsers.

Cards only need to be entered once to Google Pay—which means you won’t have to repeat the process when checking out in an app or on a site for the first time. The service can automatically fill in your billing, shipping, and payment information when checking out on Chrome. In a nutshell, you won’t have to bother about filling those forms again.

At the last check, Google Pay has more than 100 million installs in the Play Store, which is not a bad record for an app that changed its name from Android Pay to the present one in 2018.

Google Pay is a payment app that combines the services of Android Pay and Google Wallet. It allows you to make in-store payments, money transfers, and online transactions all from a single app [Google Pay]. Google Pay will also be able to fill in your payment details if you use Chrome.

At launch, Google Pay was made available on Airbnb, Dice, Fandango, HungryHouse, Instacart, and other apps and websites. The company gave away some juicy offers to help users save money and time as part of the January 2018 launch.


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Author: Ola Ric

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