When Google announced the arrival of Android Pay on Chase in the US to the relieved sighs of many a customer and Android user, it also let us know that some new banks would be joining the ranks in the UK. At the time, the news was limited to Santander and TSB, although some avid British users had unearthed signs of support for others like Natwest, but it wasn't official nor was it functional yet.
Now, it is both. Google has updated its announcement to say that Android Pay is now available for customers of Natwest, Santander, Royal Bank of Scotland, and Ulster bank. It will be coming soon to TSB. These banks join the ones that officially launched with Android Pay in May in the UK, namely Bank of Scotland (this one isn't Royal, hah!), First Direct, Halifax, HSBC, Lloyds Bank, M&S Bank, MBNA, and Nationwide.
If you have a card issued with one of the new four banks, you can now add it to your Android Pay account and start paying with it at all compatible terminals and leaving your wallet at home. Or maybe take it with you, just in case it doesn't work.