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Google’s Android Pay Now Accepts Chase

Google announced on Wednesday (Sept. 7) it has added Chase to the Android Pay family.

In a blog post, the company said, as of Wednesday, Android Chase customers can add their eligible Chase Visa cards, including Freedom, Slate, Sapphire, United Mileage Explorer and Hyatt Credit Card, to Android Pay. Customers can make contactless purchases in stores and via apps after they load their credit card into Android Pay.

In addition to adding Chase to Android Pay, Google announced that, in the U.K., Santander and TSB customers will soon be able to add their cards to Android Pay. The rollout is going to start during the coming weeks, with Google turning to Twitter to say exactly when.

In the blog post that was full of new announcements, Google also said it has been working closely with its merchant partners to improve the checkout experience and increase the value consumers get when using Android Pay. Take Walgreens, for one example. Google said it recently integrated Walgreens’ Balance Rewards loyalty program with Android Pay at more than 8,100 Walgreens stores around the country. Now, customers can not only make contactless payments but also redeem loyalty points on their mobile phone. Dunkin’ Donuts and Chili’s will also integrate their loyalty programs with Android Pay in the coming months, it said.

In the case of Uber, the company said it is excited to be the first mobile wallet that is integrated with Uber’s new Payment Rewards program. The program enables users to unlock discounts. Starting now and running through Oct. 15, all Android Pay users in the U.S. can get 50 percent off 10 Uber rides when they use Android Pay on Uber. Finally, the company said users will soon be able to speed through checkout on their mobile phones when using Chrome and Android Pay. Some of the sites accepting Android Pay include Groupon, 1-800-Flowers and more that it will be announcing.

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