• Burgan Bank becomes one of the first banks in Kuwait to launch the Google Pay for use across all Android and Wear OS devices
• The latest milestone in its suite of seamless payment solutions
Kuwait, 28TH February 2023: As part of the Bank’s continued efforts to expand its digital payment offerings in tandem with customers’ evolving lifestyle trends, Burgan Bank announced the launch of Google Pay, which allows Burgan customers to make payments using their Android and Wear OS devices easily and securely.
With Google Pay, customers simply need to hold their Android device near an in-store payment terminal to make a contactless payment. Additionally, Google Pay allows for seamless in-app and e-commerce transactions using any Android or Wear OS device.
Every Google Pay purchase is secure because it is authenticated with either a device facial recognition, password, or fingerprint identification. Google Pay is also accepted across any outlet accepting contactless card payments.
Customers can also use Google Pay on any Android or Wear OS devices including smart watches, tablet or other devices - without having to create separate accounts or repeatedly typing in shipping and billing information.
Built with security and privacy at its core, Google Pay does not store the actual card number on the device. Instead, a unique encrypted token is assigned, preventing a retailer to hold a customer’s card details.
Commenting on the launch, Naser Al Qaisi, Chief Retail Banking Officer – Burgan Bank, said: “The launch of Google Pay is in line with Burgan Bank commitment to bring its customers a complete suite of digital payment solutions. This follows the successful launch of other digital payment services including new to market payments solutions like Tijarati.”
“Google Pay can be accessed by Burgan Bank customers by adding their cards to Google Wallet directly or through the Burgan Bank mobile app, the highest-rated banking app in Kuwait on the iOS App Store and Android Google Play. This is another important addition to our digital solution offerings which are designed to address the changing needs of our customers, reflecting the dynamism of the Bank’s strategy across all channels and platforms.” Added Mr. Al Qaisi.
It serves to note that Burgan’s retail strategy has been heavily focused on digital innovation and introducing the latest solutions; to ensure a seamless, smart, and modern banking experience at all times.