For those on Android this is a great alternative to Apple Pay
License: Free for personal use only
Android Pay is a digital wallet platform from Google.
It's designed to make in-app and tap-to-pay purchases on mobile devices a reality by enabling users with Android phones, tablets or watches to make contactless payments.
Android Pay doesn't send your actual credit or debit card number with your payment, instead it uses a virtual account number so your sensitive details are always protected.
Android Pay is supported by MasterCard and Visa credit cards, along with debit cards from many of the UK's major financial institutions. These include Bank of Scotland, First Direct, Halifax, HSBC, Lloyds Bank, M&S Bank, MBNA and Nationwide Building Society.
Android Pay is available on all NFC-enabled, non-rooted Android devices.
You can use Android Pay straight-away by adding a card from any participating bank.
Ready to buy? Place your phone near a contactless terminal and you're good to go. You don't even need to open an app, just tap and pay.