Rating: British credit card company seems to back all players
Barclaycard US has now followed suit US-based Discover by throwing its weight behind the new, improved, Google Wallet. It has added its own click-to-add process to encourage customers to select it as their default Google Wallet payment choice. The same facility with apply to those with co-branded credit cards from LL Bean and US Airways.“Google Wallet is a compelling solution for consumers that makes doing business faster and more rewarding and will make the experience with Barclaycard even more simple and easy to use,” said Dekkers Davidson, head of mobile commerce, Barclaycard US.
Once signed up to the service, users will see a full-colour image of their card as a Google Wallet payment option.
They will then be able to use it online where they see the ‘Google Wallet Buy’ button or in person using the Barclaycard mobile app.
Google claims that Green Dot and Silicon Valley Bank have provided it with artwork so that their cards can be added to the Wallet.
Meanwhile a deal has been struck with the PSCU to make it easy for credit unions to do the same.
A main rival to Google’s Wallet is, of course, Isis, for which Barclaycard is a major backer.
Isis is being promoted by the big players in the mobile/cellular sector, anxious to see that mobile payments don’t fall entirely into the hands of the Big Banks and Credit Card Companies.