How to Add Your
Partnership Card to Android Pay


Now you can enjoy all the benefits of your Partnership Card, using Android Pay™. It’s an easy, secure and private way to pay.

Make quick payments with Android Pay using numerous apps and at thousands of locations, including Waitrose.

Better still, when you add your Partnership Card you’ll continue to earn rewards on all your purchases.


Download the Android Pay app from Google Play.

Tap the plus sign to add your Partnership Card.

From there, follow the on-screen instructions.


From high-street stores to local shops, Android Pay is a simple and secure way to pay using your mobile in the places you love to shop.

You can spend above the £30 contactless limit, though this isn’t the case in all shops. To be sure, check the retailer’s policy.

Android Pay is available with participating payment networks, banks and merchants and is only compatible with selected cards and Android devices.

Learn more at Android Pay.


None of your personal or card information is stored on the device, so your details are safe.

However, if your device goes missing, you can use Android’s ‘Find My Device’ to instantly lock or wipe the device from anywhere.

Please also call us on 0800 015 0914, day or night, to alert us. If you’re abroad, call +44 121 214 5732.

If you lose your actual Partnership Card, please notify us so you can continue to use Android Pay while we replace it.

Top FAQs

The first card you add to the Android Pay app is set as your default card. To change your default card, open the Android Pay app and select your Partnership Card which is displayed as an image of your card, then scroll down and select 'SET AS DEFAULT CARD', to make it the default card.

Yes, an additional cardholder can add their Partnership Card to Android Pay. Note that the security code for registration and the welcome email will be sent to the main cardholder's email or phone.

Yes. You'll still earn loyalty points at the same rate as you do now, 1 point for each £1 spent within John Lewis and Waitrose, 1 point for each £2 spent outside of the Partnership. Please note that John Lewis cannot yet accept Android Pay.

Most Android™ devices which have Android 4.4 KitKat or above and include NFC (near-field communication) technology are eligible for Android Pay. You'll need to ensure NFC is turned on, it will be located under "Wireless & networks", tap More.

If you can't see this option, look for one similar like 'Connections' or 'NFC'. You may need to tap 'More' to see other settings. If you're unsure if your device is eligible, just try downloading the Android Pay app from the Google Play Store,. If you're not able to download the app, unfortunately your device is not compatible.


Android™, Android Pay™, and Google Play are trademarks of Google Inc.

John Lewis Financial Services Limited (a subsidiary of HSBC Bank plc), registered in England under Company Number 4645530. Registered office: 8 Canada Square, London E14 5HQ. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Services Register no 715060), and under the Payment Services Regulations 2009 (Payment Services Register no 542750) for the provision of payment services. 'Partnership Card', 'John Lewis Finance' and other terms including 'John Lewis' are John Lewis Partnership brands and John Lewis Financial Services Limited uses them under licence from the John Lewis Partnership.

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