Google Pay makes mobile payments easier than ever, but it isn't very helpful if your banking institution doesn't support the app. Thankfully, Google has continued to add new partners, both throughout the US and around the world. If you've been waiting for your bank to start supporting mobile payments, it might finally be your time.
Google Pay is nothing less than an unchecked madman when it comes to signing on new banks in the US, blowing well past 3,000 supported institutions just a few months back. But while the lion's share of action may be taking place in the States, there's also been plenty of activity occurring in nations all across the globe — and last time we took count, Pay had signed up an additional 61 banks. Now we're rounding up the latest once again, and it's clear that Google's had a busy summer.
Supporting small businesses is all the rage these days. Just one week after Amazon ran a promotion to buy from small businesses in the lead-up to Prime Day, Google is getting in on the fun. Between today and July 4th, you can get $10 cashback if you shop at a small business using the Google Pay app — though you'll need to have a Pixel phone in your hand to be eligible.
Google Pay was refreshed late last year with an all-new interface and a reworked direction. In addition to mobile payments, the app has expanded to support food orders, online shopping with exclusive discounts, and budget tracking. It's a big switch for users, and while many have likely adjusted to the new experience by now, others have stayed on the older, simplified UI. Unfortunately, time has run out for anyone procrastinating on downloading the new app, as Google has put one final nail in the coffin of the legacy version of Pay.
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The world feels like it's gotten smaller in recent decades thanks to technology, but we're far, far away from adopting a universal currency. Sending money across borders — from the US to India, for example — is still not as seamless as we'd like it to be. Google Pay wants to change this.
Google Pay, especially after its excellent redesign, has become the go-to app among Android users for sending money to friends and family. But one feature that it has sorely lacked is international transfers — something that is indispensable to ex-pats and remote workers. Saving you quite a bit of effort, Google Pay is introducing foreign transfers to its US users, although you can only send money to India and Singapore at the moment.
Google Pay is already compatible with an impressive number of banks and banks and financial institutions across the world, but this doesn't mean the list can't grow. Indeed, since our last update, the list has been further expanded with 61 new partners across 19 countries
In India, Google Pay primarily revolves around sending money via UPI, the country's leading digital payment platform. It was only last year that the India-exclusive version of the app got support for debit and credit card payments over NFC. Now, Google is looking to further improve the mobile payment solution with NFC-initiated UPI payments.