Digital bank Revolut has announced the launch of Google Pay for customers in Austria, Bulgaria, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Portugal and Romania. The Fintech claims to be one of the first financial services firms to offer Google Pay as a service within their mobile app.
Utilized worldwide, Google Pay is similar to Apple Pay but for Android devices. It enables payments both online as well as in-store.
Revolut says it has worked closely with Google Pay to offer a contactless payment experience to people in these additional markets. Google Pay doesn’t share customers’ card numbers with vendors in shops or online, so the information remains secure.
James Carpenter, Product Owner for Card Payments at Revolut, commented:
“Our 13 million global customers are fast moving away from cash in the majority of the markets we operate in, and this has accelerated since the start of the year, so launching Google Pay in these 10 new markets is a very positive step forward in enabling our customers to safely use their money in the way that they want to. Our ultimate goal is to build the world’s first truly global financial superapp, and giving our customers tools such as Google Pay in order to make payments quickly, conveniently and securely is vital to achieving this.”