Revolut launches Google Pay in 10 new markets

Revolut, the global financial superapp with over 13 million customers, has today announced the launch of Google Pay for customers in Austria, Bulgaria, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Portugal and Romania. Revolut will be among the first financial services companies to offer Google Pay as a service within their mobile app, marking a positive step forward in enabling customers to use their money in the way that they want to.

Google Pay enables Android users to make fast and simple payments online, in-store, in-app and more. It is a safe and secure service already recognised by consumers worldwide, and protected by an advanced security infrastructure.

People around the world are looking for simple, safe and helpful ways to pay both online and in stores, especially during the pandemic. Taking into account the growing need for digital payments, Revolut has worked closely with Google Pay to offer a contactless payment experience to people in 10 additional markets.

From today, Revolut customers with Android phones will have the ability to set up Google Pay within the ‘Cards’ section of the Revolut app. They can add their Revolut Mastercard or Visa card into their phone’s digital wallet with a single tap and start spending instantly, even before the physical card arrives in the post.

Google Pay is easy to set up and works with most Android devices. It offers seamless and secure payments on the go wherever contactless payments are accepted. Customers can also check out in hundreds of apps that display the buy with Google Pay button, without ever having to enter their payment information. They can catch a ride, order a takeaway, or buy tickets to events – all with the simple tap of a button and without having to fill in billing and shipping information. 

Revolut customers will be able to use Google Pay to pay online and contactless in stores. Google Pay doesn’t share customers’ actual card number with vendors in shops or online, so their information stays secure. 

James Carpenter, Product Owner for Card Payments at Revolut said: “Our 13 million global customers are fast moving away from cash in the majority of the markets we operate in, and this has accelerated since the start of the year, so launching Google Pay in these 10 new markets is a very positive step forward in enabling our customers to safely use their money in the way that they want to. Our ultimate goal is to build the world’s first truly global financial superapp, and giving our customers tools such as Google Pay in order to make payments quickly, conveniently and securely is vital to achieving this.”

Across personal and business accounts, Revolut helps customers improve their financial health, give them more control, and connect people seamlessly across the world. It is now one of the biggest Fintech communities in the world, with over 13 million customers globally.

Since launching in 2015, Revolut has expanded significantly beyond its origins as an FX product, adding new features all the time, including Commission-Free Stock Trading, Revolut Junior, Cryptocurrencies, Business Accounts and more. 

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