Google launches digital wallet service in Vietnam

By Luu Quy, Phan Anh   November 15, 2022 | 06:42 am PT
Google launches digital wallet service in Vietnam
A person adds a TPBank Visa card on Google Wallet. Photo by VnExpress/Luu Quy
Google launched its digital wallets in Vietnam Tuesday, allowing people to use them with Visa credit and debit cards issued by certain banks.

Google Wallet would allow Android users to add Visa credit and debit cards to their phones for payment, replacing physical cards. Supported banks are ACB, Sacombank, Shinhan Bank, TP Bank, Techcombank (credit card only), Vietcombank and VPBank.

Mastercard cards would be integrated to the digital wallet in a few more weeks, Google said.

Users would need to download the Google Wallet app from the Play Store and fill in necessary info.

"With millions of Vietnamese now using their phones every day to make payments, Google is excited to bring Google Wallet to Vietnam," a press release quoted Chen Way Siew, Google Wallet Partnerships Lead of Google Asia Pacific, as saying.

"Google Wallet is easy to use as you don't need to transfer money into the app. It acts as a digital container that holds digital versions of physical items found in an actual wallet, such as payment cards," he added.

An e-Conomy SEA 2022 report by Google said e-payments were getting more popular and would reach a total transaction value of $143 billion in Vietnam in 2025. Contactless transactions account for around 37% of all transactions in Vietnam, according to Visa statistics.

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