Openbank, the 100% digital bank from the Santander Group, is from today making the Android Pay mobile payment service available to its customers. This system, developed by Google for terminals using the Android operating system (KitKat version 4.4 and later), is accepted in retail outlets with a contactless payment terminal, as well as some online stores and associated apps.
With the addition of Android Pay, Openbank becomes the first bank in Spain to allow its customers to pay with all of the mobile payment platforms available in the market (Samsung Pay and Apple Pay are already available). Ezequiel Szafir, CEO of Openbank, said: “Android Pay allows us to offer the full range of payment methods that simplify and improve the lives of our customers, at the same time as allowing us to increase the quality of our service”.
Android Pay allows Openbank users to pay simply and securely. To use it, they just need to download the application of the same name to their telephone via Play Store, add the Openbank debit card and bring the phone close to the compatible POS, making the payment with the user verification. The application just requires the phone to be on and unlocked. Once the purchase has been completed, the user will receive details of the transaction in their mobile, so that they can fully monitor their receipts and purchases.