European fintech Viva Wallet announced on Tuesday it is bringing Google Pay to its customers in 11 countries. According to Viva Wallet, customers who use Android smartphones can now simply download the Google Pay app and add their Viva Wallet Mastercard card.
“Once they have added their card, they can start using their phone to tap and pay wherever contactless transactions are accepted, such as in a store or on public transport, giving them the ability to pay without needing to take out their wallet or use a pin pad.”
Viva Wallet also shared for payments that go over the predefined contactless transaction limit, all they have to do is unlock their phone before making the payment, enabling them to spend more than the predefined limit securely.
“Together with the contactless functionality, making payments anywhere is possible without an internet connection. There is also no need to open Google Pay, or the Viva Wallet app, as their card is now stored and ready to use on their Android device.”
Founded in 2010, Viva Wallet describes itself as a European fintech disruptor on a mission to change how businesses pay and get paid.
“We offer businesses of all sizes an opportunity to accept 24 payment methods with our innovative multi-feature Smart Android card terminals, provide card processing through own cloud-based infrastructure, Card-Present and Card-Not-Present acquiring services, merchants accounts and debit card issuing.”
Meanwhile, Viva Wallet is reportedly planning to secure €500 million in capital to support its virtual banking business.