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Android Pay coming to first direct customers

23 Mar 2016

Android Pay latest digital addition to make finance easier for customers

first direct ’s customers who use Android devices will be some of the first in the UK to have access to Android Pay, the payment service offered by Google, when it launches later this year.

Android Pay will provide a more convenient way of making payments at almost 460,000 terminals up and down the country. When launched, first direct customers will just need to add their eligible cards to the Android Pay app, then they can pay across a wide spectrum of retailers and businesses where contactless payments are accepted.

The introduction of Android Pay follows the announcement of the roll-out of TouchID, and VoiceID  which makes it even quicker and easier for customers to access their bank account.

Tracy Garrad, chief executive of first direct , said: “At first direct our ambition is to deliver amazing service to help customers manage their money the way they want, when they want. As more customers seek to bank and transact online and on the move we’ve continued to enhance our service, giving customers the ability to make instant payments through contactless technology and Android Pay, and enabling them to login quickly and securely using voice and fingerprint recognition.”

Pali Bhat, Senior Director, Product Management, Google, said: "We're excited to bring the simplicity and security of mobile payments to first direct customers with Android Pay. Soon, people will be able to use their Android device to pay at almost 460,000 contactless payment terminals in the UK."

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