Google Pay launches in Germany with support for 4 banks
Google Pay has been rolling out across the world in the last few months after it replaced Android Pay and Google Wallet. It combines the two services, allowing you to save all of your payment details in one service that can be used for tap and pay and also online purchases. Google Pay is now going live in Germany, and with it comes support for four banks – Commerzbank, Comdirect, Wirecard, and N26. Support for online-based Revolut and LBBW will come in the future. Interestingly, one of the largest German banks, Sparkasse, has said that they will not be working with Google and will not be supporting Google Pay.
So where can you use Google Pay in Germany? ADIDAS, Aldi, Hornbach, Kaufland, Lidl, McDonald’s, MediaMarkt, and Saturn are among some of the officially supported brick and mortar retailers, with much more available online too. Anywhere that takes an NFC payment will support the service, so you simply need to look for contactless terminals and most will be able to support it just fine. You’ll be able to simply tap the terminal with your phone so long as your card is registered and the payment should go through. You don’t even need to be online, as everytime you go online the application will download a limited number of tokens that can be used offline for contactless spending.
If you want to get going and are on one of the four supported banks, you simply need to download the Google Pay application and add your cards. You’ll then have to confirm your identity with your bank and you’ll be good to go. You can also use Google Pay for online retailers too, so saving your card in the application will enable you to use it for online shopping retailers such as Ryanair, Deliveroo, and ASOS. If you can, give it a try by installing the application down below.