First to Offer Cardholders the Ability to Save Cards to Google Wallet
Through Online Account Center
RIVERWOODS, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 16, 2012--
Discover announced today that it is partnering with Google to allow
cardmembers to save their credit card directly into Google Wallet by
logging into the online Account Center at discover.com/googlewallet.
This will give Discover cardmembers the ability to tap and pay for
purchases in-store in conjunction with the Google Wallet application on
a compatible Near Field Communication (NFC) smartphone, as well as make
purchases online, for a simpler, more convenient shopping experience.
Cardmembers using Google Wallet to pay for items with their Discover
card will continue to earn Cashback Bonus® rewards.
“Our cardholders regularly use their Discover card to make purchases and
payments online, in-store and now more frequently through their mobile
devices,” said Sanjay Gosalia, Director of Mobile at Discover. “By
offering the ability to join Google Wallet through our Account Center,
Discover is providing our cardmembers with even greater flexibility and
convenience when it comes to paying for their purchases.”
Once logged-in to the Discover Account Center, a simple
click-to-add-process allows cardmembers to add their Discover card and
make it their primary credit card in the Google Wallet. The credit card
will automatically sync to the Google Wallet application for those that
have a compatible NFC smartphone. Additionally, Discover cardmembers can
add their credit card through the Google Wallet mobile application on
their smartphone, or by adding their card through their Google account
"We’re excited to partner with Discover to make it even easier for
cardmembers to pay for their purchases,” said Robin Dua, Head of Product
Management, Google Wallet. “By providing a simple way for cardholders to
securely add their credit card to Google Wallet directly from the
Discover website, we’re extending the opportunity to pay with Discover
through Google Wallet at hundreds of thousands of merchants."
Discover Financial Services (NYSE: DFS) is a direct banking and payment
services company with one of the most recognized brands in U.S.
financial services. Since its inception in 1986, the company has become
one of the largest card issuers in the United States. The company
operates the Discover
card, America's cash rewards pioneer, and offers personal and
student loans, online savings accounts, certificates of deposit and
money market accounts through its Discover
Bank subsidiary. Its payment businesses consist of Discover
Network, with millions of merchant and cash access locations; PULSE,
one of the nation's leading ATM/debit networks; and Diners Club
International, a global payments network with acceptance in more than
185 countries and territories. For more information, visit www.discoverfinancial.com.
Source: Discover Financial Services
Katie Henry, 224-405-4437