Android Pay wraps up Big Four US bank support by finally embracing Chase

We still have no idea what the holdup was all about, but after Apple Pay and Samsung Pay, Chase, aka JPMorgan Chase, starting today allows its customers to also store eligible Visa cards and use them for secure on-the-go transactions with Android Pay.

Google, in turn, beefs up its already hefty roster of US banking partners, including hundreds of major and minor financial institutions nationwide, Bank of America, Citi and Wells Fargo previously headlining the list.

It’s really a win-win situation, which brings us back to what exactly took them so long. We don’t have an answer, and it doesn’t matter anymore anyway, with NFC-enabled Android device owners on 4.4 KitKat or higher happy to now be able to leave their physical Freedom, Slate, Sapphire, United Mileage Explorer or Hyatt Credit cards at home.

All you need to do is download the Android Pay app from the Google Play store if it’s not pre-installed on your phone, open it, take a picture of your Chase card, and go shopping in a location with NFC POS terminals. There are millions such stores and restaurants across the US, including Best Buy, Bloomingdale’s, GameStop, Foot Locker, McDonald’s, Subway, Walgreens and so on and so forth, as mobile payments take off globally, from Singapore to Australia to the UK.

Speaking of the UK, Santander and TSB will “soon” join the local Android Pay supporter lineup.

Source: Android Blog

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