Mastercard has teamed up with Google to bolster the Kuwait’s digital payment capabilities with the launch of Google Pay to Kuwait. The partnership enables Android phone and Wear OS device users to make contactless payments in stores, as well as online and through apps.
Security is also a Priority
Google Pay also prioritises security and privacy, as virtual card numbers are used for transactions, ensuring that payment information remains secure. By enabling Google Wallet in Kuwait, the launch aligns with Kuwait Vision 2035’s goal to accelerate the adoption of high-security digital payments.
Erdem Çakar, Country Manager, Kuwait and Qatar, Mastercard, said, “We are delighted to join forces with Google to drive digital inclusion in Kuwait as we introduce Google Pay to the country and expand the variety of contactless payments available to its people. In a new world beyond payments, Google Pay blends convenience with security to provide peace of mind.”
The Mastercard Statistics
Mastercard has pledged to bring 1 billion people and 50 million micro and small businesses into the digital economy by 2025, while Mastercard’s New Payments Index 2022 reveals that 64% of MENA consumers have increased their use of digital payment methods in the last year.
What they Say?
“When we launched Google Wallet last year, we wanted to give as many people as possible access to a secure digital wallet, and we are thrilled to expand our offering to Kuwait,” said Jenny Cheng, Vice President and General Manager, Google Wallet. “Tap and pay on public transit, save mobile tickets for shows, or keep your boarding pass at hand – these are just some ways you can use Google Wallet throughout your day.”