Revolut launches Google Pay in 10 markets

Revolut, a global financial app with approximately 13 million users, will be among the first financial services companies to offer Google Pay as a service within its own mobile app.

The launch of Google Pay for Revolut will be effective immediately for its customers in Austria, Bulgaria, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Portugal and Romania.

Revolut customers with Android phones can easily setup Google Pay within the ‘cards’ section of the Revolut app and add their Revolut Mastercard or Visa card into the phone’s digital wallet with a single tap. Even before a physical card arrives, users can start using the app immediately.

Google Pay works with most Android devices and offers seamless, secure and contactless payments wherever a user shops, whether in-store or online. Google Pay doesn’t share customers’ actual card number with vendors in shops or online so Revolut customers can feel secure and checkout in hundreds of apps that display the ‘buy with Google Pay’ button, without entering their payment information

“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,” James Carpenter, product owner for card payments at Revolut said in the release “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.”