Google Pay will now accept payments from users in the United States to Singapore and India. It has partnered with major remittance firms Wise and Western Union to offer international money transfers.
By the end of the year, Google Pay customers in the United States should be able to send money to people in more than 200 countries and territories via Western Union and more than 80 countries via Wise.
Currently, transfers are only permitted from the United States to India and Singapore, not the other way around. To transfer money overseas, first search for the Google Pay user you want to send money to, then press “Pay” and choose between Western Union or Wise.
Then just follow the on-screen instructions to finish the payment. According to Google, until June 16, Western Union will offer unlimited free transfers when transferring money using Google Pay, while Wise will give new clients the first transfer for free on transactions up to $500.
Western Union stated in a statement that recipients will be charged no fees and will get the exact amount transferred by the US customer. According to Wise, it would charge the current foreign currency rate plus extra transfer costs, which may vary by country.