Starting today, Visa credit and debit cardholders of ACB, Sacombank, Shinhan Bank, Techcombank (credit only), TP Bank, Vietcombank and VPBank will be able to add their payment cards to Google Wallet.
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Google Wallet Now Available in Vietnam

With digital payments becoming the go-to choice for a seamless experience, Google is excited to announce that Google Wallet is now available in Vietnam. Google Wallet provides a safer, simpler and more helpful payment experience to people and supports digital items such as boarding passes. To get started, simply download Google Wallet from the Google Play Store now.

A safer, simpler and more helpful way to access essentials like payment cards and boarding passes from your Android and Wear OS devices.

Starting today, Visa credit and debit cardholders of ACB, Sacombank, Shinhan Bank, Techcombank (credit only), TP Bank, Vietcombank and VPBank will be able to add their payment cards to Google Wallet.

Travelers will be able to add their AirAsia boarding passes to Google Wallet as well

“According to the e-Conomy SEA 2022 report, digital payments are gaining popularity and are expected to hit $143B in gross transaction value in Vietnam by 2025. With millions of Vietnamese now using their phones everyday to make payment, Google is excited to bring Google Wallet to Vietnam,” said Chen Way Siew, Google Wallet Partnerships Lead, Google Asia Pacific. “Google Wallet is easy to use as you don't need to transfer money into the app. It acts as a digital container that holds digital versions of physical items found in an actual wallet, such as payment cards. Simply add the payment card to Google Wallet and you can tap to pay securely in stores. You can also easily access boarding passes when jetting off for their year end holidays. Google Wallet helps keep everything protected in one place, no matter where you go.”

Starting today, Visa credit and debit cardholders of ACB, Sacombank, Shinhan Bank, Techcombank (credit only), TP Bank, Vietcombank and VPBank will be able to add their payment cards to Google Wallet and pay with their Android phones or Wear OS devices where contactless payments are accepted. In the coming weeks, Visa cardholders of MB Bank and Mastercard cardholders of select banks can add their payment cards to Google Wallet.

In addition to saving and accessing payment cards, people can add boarding passes from AirAsia. With boarding passes in Google Wallet, they will be notified of changes to departure time and gate changes to ensure they can breeze through the boarding gates at the airport. Furthermore, they will be able to tap and pay in a safe and secure manner using Google Wallet during their overseas travel, without the need for their physical card.

Using Google Wallet is simple

If you already have an eligible credit or debit card saved to your Google account, it will automatically appear in Google Wallet; you’ll just need to set it up for contactless payments by following the steps on screen. If you don’t have a card saved and would like to add a new card to Google 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 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 labeled “Add to Google Wallet” that will create the digital version of the boarding pass in your Google Wallet.

Using Google Wallet is secure

Privacy and security are the cornerstone of Google Wallet - it gives you all the security of your Android phone and it includes industry-standard tokenization. When you use Google Wallet, transactions are made using an alternate card number (a token), which is device-specific and is associated with a dynamic security code that changes with each transaction.

Banks will also need to verify the cardholder before you can add a card to your phone, and you can set a screen lock so a stranger can’t access what’s on your device. If your phone is ever lost or stolen, you can simply use the “Find My Device” function to instantly lock your device from anywhere, secure it with a new password, or even wipe it clean of your personal information and payment card details.

Diep Nguyen