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Commonwealth Bank enables Android Pay

Written by Anthony Strzalek

Australia’s Commonwealth Bank has collaborated with Google to allow its customers to use Android Pay and enable payments on the go with Garmin smartwatches.

Android Pay allows customers to make convenient and secure payments on their Android compatible devices. Android Pay is available at almost 800,000 stores across Australia, wherever contactless payments are accepted.

Garmin has recently launched a smartwatch and CommBank customers will be able to make payments with a tap of their smartwatch. These smartwatch payments will be available across Android and iOS phones.

Michael Baumann, general manager of everyday banking and payments at Commonwealth Bank, said: “In June this year we saw weekly transactions across the CommBank app hit $6.1 billion so we know customers love using their phones to make payments and do their banking.

“Since 2013 our customers have been able to use their smartphones to make payments. By offering customers the ability to pay with Android Pay and with their Garmin smartwatches we are combining choice and convenience.”

Android Pay complements the CommBank app’s Tap & Pay functionality allowing customers to make contactless payments using an Android smartphone of their choice. The CommBank app digital wallet also allows customers to store and use their favourite store loyalty cards and simply and easily transfer money to family and friends.

Android Pay will be available to Commonwealth Bank customers before the end of the year.