Global Payments Announces Full Support for Android Pay in the UK

Global Payments Inc., a leading worldwide provider of payment technology services, is pleased to offer merchants in the UK the ability to accept Android Pay™, which will offer a range of choices for Android mobile users in-store and in-app.

Easy to set up and use, customers can download the Android Pay app, add an eligible credit or debit card, simply tap their phone on a contactless terminal and the payment is sent for authorization. Android Pay is designed to align with industry tokenization standards and not send actual credit or debit card numbers, but instead securely create virtual account numbers for transactions. Details of a customer’s card information are not released to the merchant, and customers are notified immediately when a purchase is made. Android Pay is available for all NFC-enabled phones running KitKat (4.4) and higher. To check device compatibility with Android Pay, go to the Google Play Store.

“Following the successful enablement in the U.S., Global Payments is pleased to extend our support for Android Pay to the UK,” said Frank T. Young, SVP, Global Product and Innovation. “We’re excited to be supporting the global expansion of Android Pay and look forward to enabling more merchants to take advantage of this payment innovation.”