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Fintech giant – Interswitch – Partners Google Pay to Boost Digital Payments in Nigeria

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Interswitch, Africa’s leading integrated payments and digital commerce company, has recently introduced a groundbreaking feature: Google Pay support on its payment gateway, aimed at enhancing the digital payment landscape in Nigeria.

The partnership between Interswitch and Google Pay leverages the former’s extensive merchant network and the latter’s user-friendly and secure digital wallet platform. Google Pay is renowned for its seamless payment solutions, ensuring smooth transactions both online and at physical stores.

Interswitch now moves to extend the advantages of Google Pay to its broad customer base and merchant network in Nigeria, banking on the prowess of both of their services. Users of both platforms will now benefit from the convenience and security offered by Google Pay, including tokenization and biometric authentication, adding an extra layer of safety to their financial transactions.

This strategic partnership aligns with Interswitch’s mission to promote financial inclusion in Nigeria. By providing Nigerians access to this advanced digital payment solution, Interswitch is facilitating a shift towards digital transactions, reducing reliance on physical cash.

Muyiwa Asagba, Managing Director of Digital Commerce and Merchant Acquiring at Interswitch, expressed his enthusiasm for this integration. He emphasized that integrating Google Pay into their payment gateway demonstrates their commitment to delivering innovative solutions to businesses and their customers in the country.

We are excited to introduce Google Pay on our payment gateway in Nigeria. Google Pay is a widely trusted platform, and by integrating it into our payment gateway, it demonstrates our commitment to providing innovative and cutting-edge solutions to businesses and their customers in the country,” Adagba said.

The collaboration with Google Pay represents a significant milestone in enhancing the customer experience within the digital payment landscape. Interswitch’s Payment Gateway has gained recognition as one of the select Sub-Saharan African platforms acknowledged by Google Pay.

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The Fintech giant woos both merchants and customers to embrace its newly implemented feature, and asks them to leverage the convenience, security, and flexibility that Google Pay brings to its payment gateway. By consistently offering top-notch payment solutions, Interswitch ensures that Nigerians have access to the most advanced and secure payment options available.

Interswitch’s inclusion of Google Pay to their portfolio not only fosters financial inclusion but also enhances overall payment experiences. This collaboration marks a pivotal step towards transforming the online payment ecosystem in Nigeria, creating an environment where businesses and consumers can thrive in a seamlessly interconnected digital world.

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