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Google shows the U.K. some Android Pay love with American Express support

The added support now means that U.K. residents with Amex cards will no longer need to rely on Amex Pay for their contactless solution needs.

Published onJuly 10, 2017

In terms of Android Pay news, things have been relatively bone dry for U.K. residents in 2017. That drought has mercifully been brought to its end, seeing how American Express cards now play nice with Android Pay in the U.K.

According to Google, supported Amex cards include U.K.-issues personal, small business credit, and charge cards, along with corporate cards. If you have prepaid Amex cards, virtual accounts, corporate purchasing cards, or meeting cards, you are out of luck for the time being.

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You will not get a notification that says Android Pay now supports Amex cards in the U.K., so just make sure to open the app and check that all your card credentials are present and accurate.

The added support is certainly welcome in the U.K., where American Express is one of the more popular options in the country. This also means that U.K. residents will no longer need to depend on Amex Pay, Amex’s proprietary contactless solution, as the only way to pay via NFC.

This move comes after Google brought Android Pay, along with support for American Express cards, to Canada in June.

To add your Amex card, open the Android Pay app, tap the + button on the bottom right, tap Add a credit or debit card, and use either the camera or keyboard to enter your card information.

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