Interswitch, a leading integrated payments and digital commerce company in Africa, has recently announced the integration of Google Pay into its Interswitch Payment Gateway (IPG) platform.
This initiative enables businesses and individuals in Nigeria to benefit from the simplicity and security of contactless payments and digital storage, aligning with the global trend towards more streamlined transactions.
Thanks to the integration, merchants can now store payment details within Google Wallet. This integration also facilitates a smoother checkout process on the Interswitch platform, heightening the user experience.
Additionally, the collaboration enables the acceptance of international cards on the Interswitch Payment Gateway, positioning businesses to cater to a broader international clientele seamlessly.
Muyiwa Asagba, Managing Director of Digital Commerce & Merchant Acquiring at Interswitch, highlighted the company’s commitment to delivering cutting-edge payment solutions. He stated,
“We are proud to align with Google Pay, as it exemplifies our commitment to delivering cutting-edge payment solutions that facilitate seamless transactions for businesses and their customers. By integrating Google Pay into our Payment Gateway, we are empowering businesses to harness the potential of a global customer base while ensuring secure and reliable payments.”
More on the Interswitch-Google partnership
Security is a paramount concern when it comes to digital payments. Interswitch’s partnership with Google Pay ensures safer transactions fortified by advanced security measures.
This includes industry-standard tokenization, where transactions are executed using a virtual card number, adding an extra layer of protection against potential fraud. In the unfortunate event of misplaced devices, users can quickly safeguard their information using the “Find my device” function, further enhancing the security of their transactions.
Jenny Cheng, Vice President and General Manager of Google Wallet, emphasized Google Pay’s commitment to providing a fast, easy, and safe way for users to make payments. She mentioned, “Google Pay provides a fast, easy, and safe way for users in more than 70 countries and territories to pay with their Android phone or Wear OS device.”
“Users can simply add their debit and credit cards to the Google Wallet app and feel confident that their financial information is safe and secure when they’re making a purchase or catching a train.”
Interswitch’s Vision for a Connected Digital World
As a technology-centric company, the fintech platform consistently seeks alignment with brands that share its values and commitment to advancing payments across Africa and beyond. The integration with Google Pay represents a pivotal step towards transforming the online payment landscape, enabling businesses and consumers to thrive in an interconnected digital world.
Businesses and consumers alike who are eager to experience the benefits of Google Pay on the Interswitch Payment Gateway can take the first step by signing up on the Interswitch platform.