Google has partnered Verve to simplify the payment process for Play Store applications and services in Nigeria.
In a press release, Google announced that Nigerians can now make local payments on the Play Store using Verve cards.
This new development aims to make access to preferred apps and services easier and more convenient for users.
For some time, Nigerians faced challenges with international transactions, with some banks suspending the feature and others imposing strict monthly spending limits.
This led many citizens to explore alternative payment methods with unfavorable exchange rates.
The partnership between Google and Verve is a game-changer as it eliminates barriers associated with international payments.
Transactions made on the Play Store using Verve cards will now be classified as local and processed in Nigeria’s currency, Naira.
This exclusive feature is available to Nigerians using Android devices and Verve cards. To utilize the service, users can follow simple steps within the Play Store app or visit pay.google.com.
They need to add their Verve card details, including the card number, expiry date, and CVV number, and Google will promptly process the transaction.
Millions of Nigerians are set to benefit from this collaboration, gaining seamless access to the wide range of apps and services offered by the Play Store and enjoying the convenience of local payments.
Google Play’s Head of Retail and Partnerships, Anthea Crawford, expressed her excitement about the partnership, stating, “We are thrilled to collaborate with Verve, expanding Google Play access for more Nigerians.
“The introduction of local payments with Verve cards is a significant milestone, enabling more Nigerians to participate in the app economy and access the apps they need.”
Verve International’s Managing Director, Vincent Ogbunude, also shared his enthusiasm for the alliance, emphasizing how it aligns with their financial inclusion objectives and reduces the digital divide for Verve cardholders.