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UniCredit Bank launches Google Pay for its clients in Czech Republic

UniCredit Bank launches Google Pay for its clients in Czech Republic

Prague - UniCredit Bank launches the Google Pay service for its client, owing to which you will make convenient, fast and secure payments in shops and on the Internet. The Bank's clients can now connect their Mastercard debit card in the Google Pay application on any device running on Android or to their Google account. Google Pay can also be used for cash withdrawals from ATMs with contactless technology.


"Almost one in ten Czechs pays by mobile phone today, while most mobile devices run on the Android operating system. Launching convenient and fast payments with Google Pay is a logical step for us. With the contactless payment service, clients can pay not only in brick-and-mortar shops, but also at thousands of online shops including the most popular ones," explains Tomáš Drábek, Member of the Board of Directors and Head of Retail and Private Banking at UniCredit Bank.

As of today, Google Pay is available to UniCredit Bank clients holding one of the Mastercard debit cards. Installation and use of the service is simple and completely free-of-charge. The service works on mobile phones running on Android 5.0 and higher with NFC technology for contactless payments.


You can make quick and easy payments in any brick-and-mortar shop that accepts contactless payments.


As regards amounts up to CZK 500, just turn on the phone's display and attach it to the contactless terminal. As regards higher amounts, you need to unlock your phone with your fingerprint, password or some other form of security. Confirmation of transaction will be displayed immediately after payment directly in the application. Google Pay also places great emphasis on payment security. The uploaded debit card number is not stored on your mobile device. The device uses an encrypted and secure token.


Clients with a Google account can also use Google Pay to make payments on the Internet. It is also possible to connect a payment card to your Google account and pay conveniently without having to fill in online payment forms. The service currently supports the Global Payments Europe, PayU and GoPay payment gateways, which are used by most Czech online shops. You can pay with Google Pay in more than 10,000 Czech online shops, from electronics to tickets, books, online pharmacies or mobile operators.


 How to start using Google Pay with a Mastercard debit card from UniCredit Bank?

1.            Download the Google Pay application from the Google Play store on your mobile device.

2.            Once installed, simply add the card to the application by scanning the card number and typing in additional payment information.

3.            Google will send you the registration code you enter into the application.

4.            Everything is done and you can start paying with the card immediately in places marked with the contactless payment logo.

5.            You can add more cards to the application and choose one to use as the main card.

6.            You can also add a single card to up to 5 devices running on Android operating system.