Malaysians Can Now Add Their Debit and Credit Cards to Google Walletby Fintech News Malaysia November 15, 2022 0 comments
Several Malaysian banks including CIMB, Hong Leong Bank (HLB), Hong Leong Islamic Bank (HLISB), Public Bank will be able to support the use of Google Wallet from today onwards.
However, not all of these banks’ debit and credit card are able to support the payment option. For example, HLB and HLISB allows both their credit and debit card users to add their cards to Google Wallet.
Meanwhile, CIMB only supports this feature for its credit card users and will soon enable Islamic Mastercard credit cards on the payment platform.
Additionally, Mastercard and Visa credit cardholders of HSBC and HSBC Amanah will also be able to access Google Wallet in the coming months.
To get started, customers can download Google Wallet on the Google Play Store. Then, they can tap ‘Add to Wallet’ and follow the instructions to enter and verify their card details.
Once it has been set up, customers can pay in stores that accept contactless payments via Google Pay with just one tap using their smartphone or Wear OS device.
Users can also make payments on apps and websites by checking out using the Google Pay button.
Domenic Fuda, Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of HLB said,
“Aligning with our bank’s “Digital at the Core” ethos, we are very excited to be one of the first banks in the market to support Google Wallet for our cards. Working together with Google is part of our continuous efforts to offer simple and frictionless payment services to our customers.”
Samir Gupta, CEO, Group Consumer Banking of CIMB Group said,
“We are delighted to be one of the first Malaysian banks to introduce Google Wallet via our CIMB Bank Mastercard credit cards. As customers increasingly depend on their smartphones and wearable devices to interact and transact in their daily lifestyles, Google Wallet will make it easier for our customers to make seamless and secure payments across a wide range of contactless points of sale in stores, as well as in apps and on the web.”