Google Pay goes live in Israel

Cal Israel Google Pay screenshot
MOBILE PAYMENTS: Google Pay now supports Mastercard and Visa cards issued by firms including Cal

Google Pay has launched in Israel with support for cards issued by the country’s major banks and payments card issuers.

At launch the service supports Mastercard and Visa cards issued by Bank Leumi, Bank Yahav, Cal, Israel Discount Bank, Max, Mizrahi Tefahot Bank, Pepper and First International Bank of Israel, Mastercard cards issued by Bank Hapoalim and Bank Massad, Visa cards issued by Union Bank, Amex cards issued by Premium Express and Mastercard, Visa and Amex cards issued by Isracard.

Reports that Google Pay was preparing to launch in Israel by the end of 2021 first appeared in September.

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