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Cheat Sheet: Google to launch virtual Google Pay card

  • Google Pay users will be able to spend their balances using a virtual card.
  • In addition to Google's plans to launch bank accounts, this move solidifies Google as an important player in digital finance.
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Cheat Sheet: Google to launch virtual Google Pay card

Google has announced a new virtual Google Pay card that allows users to spend their Google Pay balance. It uses a virtual card tokenized into a mobile wallet. The card can be used at accepting merchants.

What’s happening: Previously, Google Pay users could use their balance for person-to-person payments, purchases on eligible Google-owned properties, like Play Store or YouTube, or they could transfer their funds to their bank account. Now with the Google Pay card, users can make purchases directly from their Google Pay balance.

With all its interest around banking and payments, including remittances and current accounts, Google has repeatedly said that it does not want to become a bank. Instead, it wants to work together with the ecosystem to launch and scale products.


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