From now on, Paysera VISA payment cards can be linked to Google Pay and Samsung Pay to purchase goods and services simply by holding a smart device to a contactless card reader.
“Mobile payments are not a new thing – the whole payments market is moving towards making payments as easy as possible. Mobile payments give you freedom: you can forget about your wallet, your payment card, or your PIN. All you need is a smart device that supports NFC functionality and a contactless card reader”,
says Vytenis Morkūnas, CEO of Paysera LT.
“By enabling our clients to pay this way, we fulfill our mission of making payments fast, convenient, and accessible to anyone and anytime. Most of our clients use the Android operating system, so for many launching Google Pay and Samsung Pay is very exciting news. We expect integration with Apple Pay in the near future”,
Google Pay is currently officially active in 29 countries. Although the countries of the Paysera network of companies are not among them, according to the Paysera CEO, payment in these countries is still possible.
The situation with Samsung Pay is similar: certain countries do not officially support this payment method, but payments can be carried out regardless. Samsung Pay officially operates in 24 countries.
Usually, you need to download the mobile app and link the desired payment card to your Google Pay or Samsung Pay account to get started. The mobile app is free, and the fees applied are the same as those charged when making payments using a standard Paysera payment card: free in EU countries; however, in non-EU countries or when paying in other currencies a currency conversion fee is applied.