Interswitch activates payment gateway with Google Pay

Alex Omenye
Alex Omenye

Nigerian payments provider Interswitch, has enabled support for Google Pay, through the Interswitch Payment Gateway.

Nigerian customers and businesses can now use the Google Wallet app to make online payments by adding their debit and credit card information.

Users can also create virtual cards or use foreign credit cards to make purchases when they check out.

“We are proud to align with Google Pay, as it exemplifies our commitment to delivering cutting-edge payment solutions that facilitate seamless transactions for businesses and their customers. By integrating Google Pay into our Payment Gateway, we are empowering businesses to harness the potential of a global customer base while ensuring secure and reliable payments.” Muyiwa Asagba, Managing Director, Digital Commerce & Merchant Acquiring at Interswitch, said in a press release issued by the company.

The company stated that in addition to tokenization, which prevents fraud, the Google Wallet integration offers a “Find my device” feature that enables customers to secure their financial data in the event that their smartphone is lost or forgotten.

According to Jenny Cheng, Vice President and General Manager of Google Wallet, this service enables customers to make payments through their Android phones or Wear OS devices in more than 70 countries and territories.

This partnership is coming nearly a year after the Nigerian fintech company Flutterwave integrated the digital wallet to allow both enterprises and merchants to accept payments across Africa.

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