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Ahlibank introduces Google Pay to offer customers contactless payment option

1 December 2022
DOHA, QATAR - OCTOBER, 2022: Ahlibank, a leading Qatari owned financial institution, has announced the launch of Google Pay, as part of the Bank’s commitment to providing more secure and easy payment solutions for its customers.

Google Pay is a fast, simple way to pay with Google. It brings together everything customers need at checkout and keeps their payment information safe in their Google Account until they are ready to pay. Google Pay’s availability will enable Ahlibank customers to make contactless payments with their Ahlibank Visa Debit and Credit Cards added on Android devices in a faster, more secure and convenient way.

Google Pay works everywhere contactless payments are accepted, allowing clients to conduct transactions on the go and make payment on sites, in applications and in stores with their Android and wearable OS devices.

Protecting the privacy and security of users is a top priority for Google Pay. Google Pay has been designed and developed around strong privacy principles of transparency, choice and control. All payments are encrypted and contactless payments using cards in Google Pay are tokenized. Users are also required to verify each time they open Google Pay or tap to pay. Ahlibank customers can make payment through Google Pay at several online, on-site and in-store outlets around the world.

Commenting on the launch, Mr. Mohamed Al Namla, Deputy CEO - Business Support, Services and Human Resources at Ahlibank, said: “Ahlibank is delighted to introduce Google Pay, a secure and reliable payment option, to our valued customers as part of our ongoing efforts to make daily transactions easier, smarter and more convenient for our card holders. We will continue to offer advanced banking technology to make transaction process easily accessible to our clients on the go.”

Google Pay offers a virtual payment method for customers at different payment points p, which means customers do not need to touch physical buttons or exchange cash during transactions.

Linking Ahlibank Visa Debit and Credit Cards to Google Pay is easy, fast and convenient. To set up Google Pay on Android phones, customers should ensure their device has the latest software, then download the app from Google Play, log in using their Google account. They can add their card by taking its picture or enter the Card details manually, verify additional information and accept the Terms and Conditions, and then enter the OTP and click submit.

Following these steps, Ahlibank customers can now use Google Pay for their seamless transactions.

To set up Google Pay on Android Watch, clients must make sure their device has the latest software. They should then download Google Pay from Google Play, open the Google Pay app on their watch, tap ‘Get started’ and follow the instructions on their phone to add a credit or debit card. This only adds a card to the Google Pay app on the customers’ watch but not their phone.

To use the device for in-store purchase, the card holders must make sure their phone has NFC turned on.

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