Barclays snubs Google’s Android Pay in the UK

Barclays announced today that customers in the UK with a debit or credit card issued by the bank will be able to make contactless payments with just their phone. Perhaps with the most uninspiring name possible, the ‘Contactless Mobile’ option is being integrated into Barclay’s existing Android banking app and the move makes it the first UK bank to offer NFC payment for both credit and debit cards. The company says it’ll work at more than 400,000 in-store locations from launch and sees it as an extension of the Barclaycard-only option it previously offered. Like other contactless payments, transactions of up…

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