19 September 2016

Android Pay comes to TSB

Plus 5% cash-back on first £100 contactless spending, including Android Pay, every month

Android PayTM is now available to TSB's debit and credit card customers, providing them a fast, simple and secure way to make payments via their Android device.

Making payments via mobile allows people to shop how they want and builds on the rise in popularity 1 of contactless transactions. On average, TSB processes around 200,000 contactless purchases a day 2 , with customers frequently using the payment method at supermarkets, coffee shops and food outlets.

Plusness - 5% cash-back on Android Pay purchases

TSB is also offering customers using Android Pay a little plusness. With TSB's Classic Plus bank account and MasterCard credit card , customers can earn 5% cash-back on the first £100 of contactless purchases, which includes Android Pay, each month - for a limited period of time 3 .

Simple and secure

Android Pay gives customers the choice to make purchases using a compatible 4 Android TM device, whether that's at the shops or in participating apps.

Customers simply download the Android Pay app, link it to their TSB account, and start paying for things using Android Pay rather than cash or card.

To make payments using Android Pay in shops:

  1. Simply look for either of these two symbols:

    android-pay          Contactless-symbol   

  2. Wake up the Android device.

  3. Place the device near the contactless terminal.

There's no need to open an app - it really is easy and simple.

Android Pay is also secure because card numbers aren't stored on the device or passed to merchants. Instead the retailer receives a newly-generated, 16-digit virtual account number.

Jatin Patel, Director of Products, TSB, said:"Now that Android Pay is available to TSB customers, it means that they can benefit from this secure and convenient way to make purchases should they so choose. We believe customers should be able to bank how, when and where they want - what we call 'Local Banking on Demand' - and the launch of Android Pay at TSB further supports this.

"Our customers have enjoyed the added plusness they receive through our 5% cash-back offer on contactless purchases and now they can enjoy this through Android Pay, as well as Apple Pay."

For more information on Android Pay, visit https://www.android.com/pay/

Notes to editors

Notes to editors:

1 Source: The UK Cards Association . £1,873.9m was spent in the UK in May 2016 using a contactless card. This is an increase of 18.6% on the previous month and an increase of 263.2% over the year.

2 Based on figures for July 2016.

 5% cash-back on the first £100 of purchases made through contactless, including Android Pay 1Offer availability 
 Classic Plus bank account Until 31 December 2016 for accounts opened before 1 June 2016.
 Until 30 September 2017 for accounts opened on or after 1 June  2016. 
 MasterCard credit cards Until 31 December 2016 

4 Android Pay can be installed on any NFC-enabled Android device (KitKat 4.4+). For further information, visit https://play.google.com

Android, Android Pay and the Android logo are trademarks of Google Inc.

About TSB

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We have a simple, straightforward and transparent banking model and make clear on our website how we operate and make money. We offer the products and services people tell us they want, with none of the funny stuff people normally associate with traditional banks.

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