Search engine giant Google has launched its mobile payment solution, Android Pay, in Taiwan with support from financial institutions CTBC Bank and First Commercial Bank.
Visa and MasterCard credit card holders from the two participating banks can now make use of the digital service anywhere contactless payments are accepted, including PX Mart, Carrefour and Watsons, and on mobile sites and apps like Watsons and CrazyMike.
Customers simply need to hold their smart-phone near the payment terminal to make the payment.
When a customer uses the app in stores the actual card number will not be shared; instead, Android Pay sends a virtual account number to represent account information.
Google in a blog-post said: “If you’re a merchant or a developer, we’ve teamed up with many leading payment platforms, processors, and technology providers to make it even easier to accept Android Pay.”