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Google Pay now available on UAE's largest card payments operator

Consumers across the UAE can now transact using the Android-based payment solution

Google Pay is now available through Network International's merchant partner outlets.
Google Pay is now available through Network International's merchant partner outlets.

The UAE's largest debit and credit card payments operator has announced that Google Pay is now available through its merchant partner outlets.

Network International, the UAE's largest acquirer, said consumers across the country can now transact using the Android-based payment solution with any of its NFC-equipped merchants.

Like Apple Pay, Google Pay is a fast, simple way to pay on websites, in apps, and in stores using credit or debit cards saved to a Google Account.

It uses near field communication (NFC) to transmit card information, thus replacing the need for authentication via chip and pin. Users can load their card details directly to their Google Pay wallet, making it a safe and more convenient transaction method.

Network International said Google Pay It protects payment information with multiple layers of security and makes it easy to send money, store tickets, or cash in on rewards - all from one convenient place.

"Digital mobile wallets are increasingly becoming one of the most rapidly growing payment methods across the world, and as a market leader in end-to-end payment solutions, we are delighted to enable acceptance of Google Pay in the UAE," said Paul Clarke, group head of Product & Innovation, Network International.

"We look forward to working closely with Google Pay to facilitate easy and quick adoption across the region, and serve consumers seeking secure electronic and contactless payments options."

Network International acts as both the settlement partner and solution provider for all Google Pay transactions at point of sale and online via its newly introduced N-Genius payment platform. N-Genius can facilitate multiple payment methods on just one device, so there is no need for merchants to invest in a separate machine to accept Google Pay.