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Android Pay gains processing support


The newly launched Android Pay mobile payment service from Google is gaining a supporter in the crucial area of processing.

As Google continues its roll out of Android Pay, Atlanta-based e-commerce technology provider First Data Corp. is supporting the new service for in-store transactions.

Android Pay lets consumers use their phone to pay in stores with most credit or debit cards, across all NFC-enabled Android devices. First Data will provide processing solutions for Android Pay to help ensure a safe, secure transaction at the point of sale, enabling payment with a single, contactless tap.

“First Data has collaborated with Google since it first entered the mobile wallet market and we are pleased to deepen the relationship with our support of Android Pay,” said Barry McCarthy, executive VP and head of network and security solutions at First Data. “Google’s latest innovations in the digital wallet space with Android Pay further leverage and extend First Data’s mobile payments market leadership.”

Learn more about Android Pay here.

First Data is quickly emerging as a leading mobile payments provider. As mobile commerce grows at an explosive pace, First Data is uniquely positioned to create “frictionless commerce,” a complete commerce ecosystem to expand mobile usage to meet consumers’ evolving demands for omnichannel commerce that can be transacted anywhere.

First Data’s STAR Network, the largest independent debit network, now also supports Android Pay transactions. STAR provides payment support for all channels, devices and cardholder verification methods.

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