It’s been a while since we’ve seen any movement in Australian financial institutions adding support for Google Pay, partly because a fairly large proportion of the organisations have already moved over, and partly because those who haven’t seem like they might not.
This weekend, Google listed the all Digital bank 86 400 as a partner.
We originally reported on 86 400 when they received regulatory approval to operate in Australia and since then they have continued to expand their local operations. 86 400 wants to be a digital-first, platform-agnostic financial institution focused on its users.
Looking at the list of digital payment providers that 86 400 does support, we’d say that they’re making good on at least part of that customer commitment. 86 400 was always going to support Google Pay and today’s update seems more like Google adding them to the list of supported platforms.
Xinja Bank is another one of Australia’s new digital-first online bank with a similar ethos and product offering as 86 400. As of last week, Xinja is now supporting Google Pay on their Visa Debit card.
If you want to check out all of the Australian financial institutions that support Google Pay, check out our full list here and shout out in the comments if one is missing!