Google Wallet Is Now Available In Malaysia 

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By: Iffah Salleh
November 16, 2022

Google has announced Google Wallet is now available in Malaysia. 

People can make payments more easily, safely, and conveniently using Google Wallet, which also supports digital things like flight permits. Simply download Google Wallet from the Google Play Store to begin using it.

Managing Director of Google Malaysia Marc Woo said, “With Google Wallet, Malaysians can tap to pay in stores or checkout seamlessly online. They can also easily access their boarding passes when they jet off for their year-end holidays. Google Wallet helps keep everything protected in one place, no matter where you go.”

In order to use their Android phones or Wear OS devices to make contactless payments, cardholders of CIMB Bank (Mastercard credit cards), Hong Leong Bank (Visa credit and Mastercard debit cards), Hong Leong Islamic Bank (Mastercard debit cards), and Public Bank (Visa credit and debit cards) can now add their payment cards to Google Wallet.

While owners of the Visa and Mastercard credit cards from HSBC and HSBC Amanah will also have the option to add their cards to Google Wallet in the near future. Whenever you see the Google Pay button, you may use your Google Wallet payment cards to make online or in-app purchases at businesses like Airbnb and Al-Ikhsan Sports.

Using Google Wallet is simple

You only need to set up your qualifying credit or debit card for contactless payments by following the instructions on the page if you already have one linked to your Google account.

If you don’t have a card saved and would like to add a new card to your Wallet, tap “Add a card” in the carousel at the top of the page, and you’ll be prompted to review and accept the issuer’s terms and conditions before use. Once you accept and verify your card information, cards will be tokenized and ready for use in Google Wallet.

Adding digital items such as boarding passes to Google Wallet is equally simple and can often be done with a few taps. For example, after purchasing a flight ticket from the AirAsia Super App, you’ll see a button labelled “Add to Google Wallet” that will create the digital version of the boarding pass in your Google Wallet. 

Using Google Wallet is secure

The main tenets of Google Wallet are privacy and security. It offers you the same level of security as your Android phone and incorporates tokenization which is considered to be the best practice. When you use Google Wallet, purchases are conducted with the aid of an alternative card number (a token), which is device-specific and linked to a dynamic security code that varies with each transaction.

Before linking a card to your phone, banks will also need to confirm the cardholder. You can activate a screen lock to prevent unauthorised access to your device’s contents. Imagine that your phone is ever stolen or lost. In that situation, you may easily lock your smartphone remotely, create a new password for it, or even wipe it clean of your personal data and credit card information using the “Find My Device” feature.

You may edit these settings through the Google Wallet app or on your computer here. It is to give consumer transparency and control over how information is managed.

Download Google Wallet from the Google Play Store today.

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