Luxembourg, April 23rd, 2020 – Advanzia Bank today announced the launch of Google Pay for all its Mastercard Gold cardholders in Germany. This new feature allows cardholders with Android phones or smartwatches to add their Mastercard to Google Pay and pay with their device at more than nine million contactless Mastercard acceptance points worldwide. Alongside Google's own handsets, this encompasses devices from Samsung, Huawei, HTC, LG and many others.
Google Pay's security features allow cardholders to make safe contactless transactions in stores, and will facilitate online and in-app payments by requiring a single sign-in to make quick and secure payments.
“We are delighted to launch mobile payments for our cardholders in Germany, and in Europe going forward," comments Johannes Neander, Chief Commercial Officer of Advanzia Bank. “Google Pay allows our customers complete flexibility, security and convenience for their online and in-store payments even when they don't have their physical card to hand."
Will Snell, Head of Google Payments and Commerce Partnerships DACH, stated: “We are very excited to welcome Advanzia and their Mastercard Gold portfolio to Google Pay. This will enable their German users to pay online or in-store, anywhere where Mastercard is accepted."
“Contactless payment using Mastercard and a smartphone or a smartwatch is not only highly convenient but it's secure too, as personal account and card details don't have to be stored or transmitted. With mobile payment you don't even have to enter a PIN at the terminal," says Andreas Spengel, Senior Vice President Market Development at Mastercard.
About Advanzia Bank
Founded in 2005 in Luxembourg, Advanzia Bank S.A. is a European digital bank specialising in credit cards and payment solutions. With 1.7 million credit card customers, the bank achieved a turnover of EUR 2.9 billion in 2019. Advanzia is a leading online credit card issuer in Germany and has a strong presence in Luxembourg, Austria, France and Spain. As well as issuing credit cards under its own brands, the bank also partners with over 240 companies, associations and financial institutions who use Advanzia co-branded credit cards to create competitive advantage. www.advanzia.com.
About Google Pay
Google Pay is the fast, simple way to pay in millions of places – online, in stores, and more. It brings together everything you need at checkout and keeps your information safe and secure. https://pay.google.com/about/
Mastercard (NYSE: MA), www.mastercard.com, is a technology company in the global payments industry. Our global payments processing network connects consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories. Mastercard products and solutions make everyday commerce activities – such as shopping, traveling, running a business and managing finances – easier, more secure and more efficient for everyone.