Discover signs up for Google Wallet

Cardholders will be able to add their Discover cards to Google Wallet using a simple “click-to-add” process, via the card issuer’s online account centre, their Google account online or the Google Wallet app on their Android NFC phone.

Discover jumps into Google Wallet
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Discover has announced that it is partnering with Google to allow cardmembers to save their credit card directly into Google Wallet.

Cardholders can add their Discover card to Google Wallet via the Google Wallet mobile application on their smartphone, by adding their card through their Google account online or by visiting a dedicated page on Discover’s online account centre. There, once logged in, a “click-to-add” process allows cardmembers to add their Discover card — and opt to make it their primary credit card in the Google Wallet. The credit card will then “automatically sync to the Google Wallet application”, says Discover.

“Our cardholders regularly use their Discover card to make purchases and payments online, in-store and now more frequently through their mobile devices,” says Sanjay Gosalia, director of mobile at Discover. “By offering the ability to join Google Wallet through our account center, Discover is providing our cardmembers with even greater flexibility and convenience when it comes to paying for their purchases.”

“We’re excited to partner with Discover to make it even easier for cardmembers to pay for their purchases,” adds Robin Dua, Google Wallet’s head of product management. “By providing a simple way for cardholders to securely add their credit card to Google Wallet directly from the Discover website, we’re extending the opportunity to pay with Discover through Google Wallet at hundreds of thousands of merchants.”

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