Barclays has confirmed to techradar it has no plans to support Android Pay when it finally launches in the UK.
Google confirmed today that Android Pay will launch in “the next few months”, but it will only be for a limited number of banks at launch, with favourites such as NatWest, Santander and Barclays missing from the list.
A Barclays spokesperson told techradar” “At this stage we are not planning on participating in Android Pay in the UK.”
Instead Barclays will be putting a bigger focus on the Barclaycard Android app, which allows customers to make contactless payments without Android Pay.
“In January this year we introduced a contactless mobile payment feature to the Barclaycard Android app that allows customers with an Android phone to make contactless payments for £30 and under, and at some retailers for up to £100, using their mobile device,” a Barclays spokesperson said.
“Alongside this they can manage their account on the go and have lost, stolen and damaged cards instantly replaced onto their phone.”
If you have a Barclaycard credit card you can use the app as long as your phone is running Android 4.4.2 KitKat or higher.