Google Pay goes live in Austria

Google Pay has officially launched its app for owners of both Android smartphones and Wear OS smartwatches in Austria. google pay austria

Austrian customers of neobanks and fintechs including Curve, Monese, N26, Revolut and Viva Wallet have been able to use Google Pay via their mobile banking app since November 2020, but Google has yet to confirm which additional banks and card issuers will now be supporting the service in the country.

The launch comes as Google Pay has also announced that it is adding support for contactless payments on Wear OS smartwatches in Bulgaria, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Lithuania, Latvia, Portugal, Romania and Singapore.

This brings the total number of countries where Wear OS smartwatch owners can use Google Pay to 37, following the addition of support in a further 16 countries in August.

Apple Pay went live in Austria in April 2019.

Austria: Supported payment methods

To find out if your bank or card supports contactless payments with Google Pay, check out the table below.

BanksSupported cardsUnsupported cardsFull app experience supported
Curve OS LtdMastercard DebitYes
MoneseMastercard All cardsYes
N26Mastercard All cardsYes
Paybox BankMastercard CardsYes
PayrNet LimitedMastercard Prepaid
Prepay SolutionsMastercard PrepaidYes
RevolutMastercard and Visa all cardsYes
WiseAll CardsYes
Viva WalletMastercard Consumer Debit, Small Business DebitYes

Your bank decides if its cards work with Google Pay. Banks may restrict any of its cards from making mobile payments.

If your bank isn’t listed or your card can’t be set up for mobile payments, call the phone number on the back of your card to offer your bank feedback.

Save and organize your money google pay austria

Google Pay can also help you save money and redeem offers without the hassle of clipping coupons or copying and pasting promo codes. Look out for offers from brands like Burger King, Etsy, REI Co-op, Sweetgreen, Target, Warby Parker and more in the app. You can activate them with a tap, and they’ll be automatically applied when you pay in store or online.

An example of $5 cash back from Target

If you choose to connect your bank account or cards to Google Pay, the app will provide periodic spending summaries and show your trends and insights over time—giving you a clearer view of your finances.

Google Pay can also understand and automatically organize your spending. This lets you search across your transactions in new ways. For example, you can search for “food,” “last month,” or “Mexican restaurants” and Google Pay will instantly find the relevant transactions.

How you can search your transactions within Google Pay

A safer way to pay

It’s important that your money and private information are safe and in your control. Google Pay alerts you when you might be paying a stranger, protects you with advanced security, and gives you transparency and control to choose the privacy settings that are right for you. You can change these settings at any time.

And when you sign up for Google Pay, you choose whether you’d like to use your transaction history to personalize your experience within the app. That setting is off by default, but you can turn it on or try it for three months to see if you like it. At the end of three months, you can decide if you want to keep it on or off.

Most importantly, Google Pay will never sell your data to third parties or share your transaction history with the rest of Google for targeting ads.

Privacy and security settings within Google Pay
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