NAB signs on to Google Pay

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NAB signs on to Google Pay

All big four banks now aboard.

NAB has finally signed on to Google Pay, meaning that all of Australia’s big four banks now support the payment capability.

In a statement, NAB said that customers “can download the Google Pay app from the Play store, add their NAB debit and credit card, and make payments in stores, online, and with Google products.”

“We use Visa’s token service, which means our customers’ credit and debit card numbers will never be shared when they use their NAB card in NAB Pay, Samsung Pay, or Google Pay,” executive general manager of consumer lending Angus Gilfillan said.

“Instead, a virtual account number is used so card details stay safe and secure.”

ANZ was the first major bank to support Google Pay in July 2016, when Google brought the mobile wallet service to Australia.

It was quickly followed by Cuscal, Macquarie Bank, MyState and Teachers Mutual Bank, and then by Westpac.

CBA finally agreed to offer Google Pay in September of last year.

NAB said that the number of customers using mobile payments had been increasing “by around 20 percent” each quarter.

“Digital wallets and mobile payments is a really exciting part of the banking landscape, and we’re investing in these services for our customers,” Gilfillan said.

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