Qatar’s Ahlibank launches Google Pay to offer contactless payment option

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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Ahlibank introduces Google Pay
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Qatar’s leading financial institution, Ahlibank has launched Google Pay as part of the bank’s commitment in order to provide more secure and easy payment solutions for its customers.

Google Pay is a fast, simple way to pay with Google. It brings together everything customers need at checkout and keeps their payment information safe in their Google Account until they are ready to pay.

According to the bank, Google Pay’s availability will enable Ahlibank customers to make contactless payments with their Ahlibank Visa Debit and Credit Cards added on Android devices in a faster, more secure, and convenient way.

Commenting on the launch, Mr. Mohamed Al Namla, Deputy CEO of Business Support, Services, and Human Resources at Ahlibank, said that, “Ahlibank is delighted to introduce Google Pay, a secure and reliable payment option, to our valued customers as part of our ongoing efforts to make daily transactions easier, smarter and more convenient for our card holders. We will continue to offer advanced banking technology to make transaction process easily accessible to our clients on the go.”

To set up Google Pay on Android phones, customers should ensure their device has the latest software, then download the app from Google Play, and log in using their Google account. They can add their card by taking its picture or entering the Card details manually, verify additional information and accept the Terms and Conditions, and then enter the OTP and click submit.

“To set up Google Pay on Android Watch, customers must make sure their device has the latest software. They should then download Google Pay from Google Play, open the Google Pay app on their watch, tap ‘Get started’, and follow the instructions on their phone to add a credit or debit card. This only adds a card to the Google Pay app on the customers’ watch but not their phone,” as per the statement.

To use the device for in-store purchases, the card holders must make sure their phone has NFC turned on, the bank added.

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