National Australia Bank have now made Google Pay available to their customers, becoming the last of the Australian Big 4 banks to do so, and joining a long list of banks that have already enabled the Android platform’s preferred payment service.
NAB took to Twitter earlier this evening to announce the switch:
— NAB (@NAB) April 11, 2018
For users who are new to Google Pay (or those who have been sitting frustrated on the sidelines for so long waiting for it) the process to add your NAB cards to Google Pay is pretty straight forward:
- If you haven’t already, install Google Pay via the Google Play Store.
- Add your eligible NAB Visa card.
- Use the SMS verification method to prove that the card is actually yours.
You can then use Google Pay at just about any Tap’n’Pay terminal, and trust me, they’re virtually everywhere these days – so much so that for many purposes, you can basically get away without carrying a wallet.
Unfortunately, the change for NAB might have come just a bit late – personally, I made the switch to ANZ a couple of years ago to get access to Android Pay (as it then was), and there’s no way I’ll be switching back to NAB now. I know many others who also moved their banking away to access more advanced payment services (including Android Pay) who, too, may be reluctant to move back.
For those who’ve stuck with NAB, though, your patience has been rewarded with our own Daniel Tyson confirming that his NAB cards now work in Google Play.