Given that Google Pay services are authenticated with Face ID, Touch ID, or device passwords, banks in Qatar have begun to use the service to allow customers to pay for purchases more conveniently and securely. Users can now transact safely from their Android phones anytime, anywhere, making e-services easier and faster. This is also in keeping with the the digitisation of the many government services in the State such as the e-services of the Ministry of Interior and more.
These devices include ‘Wear OS’ devices (Tablets & Watches) as well for contactless payments. For instance, Commercial Bank has begun to adapt this new system, and customers can now add their supported Commercial Bank Credit or Debit Cards and use their Google Pay App. They can then use their phone or Wear OS device near a payment terminal in taxis, pharmacies, retail stores, restaurants, cafes, grocery stores and more.
“With the launch of Google Pay, Commercial Bank continues to lead banking innovation and digitization in the region and reinforces its commitment in creating seamless payment experiences for both customers and merchants, by constantly creating ways to provide customer access to modern and secure ways of making payments regardless of the device they choose to use,” says Shahnawaz Rashid, EGM and Head of Retail Banking at Commercial Bank.
“Commercial Bank has always been a market leader in introducing innovative payment technologies as well as being a key influencer in setting new market trends in Qatar. We are proud to offer our customers a new digital option to pay quickly and securely with Google Pay,” adds Roya Khajeh, AGM and Head of Cards and Payments at Commercial Bank.
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