Payments technology firm Wirecard has made Google Pay Italy available to Android users through its mobile payment app, boon.
The boon app is available in the Google Play store by Android users in Italy. User can now utilise a fully digitised prepaid card regardless of their bank.
Wirecard executive vice president of consumer solutions Georg von Waldenfels said: “With boon, we are delighted to now offer Google Pay to every user of an Android device in Italy, from Android version 5 on.”
Expanding Google Pay through boon
Customers can top up their boon account with any Visa or Mastercard and through bank transfer. This eliminates the requirement of owning a credit card from a bank supported by Google Pay.
Moreover, boon also enables real-time person-to-person fund transfers between users.
The boon app operates on both Android as well as iOS operating systems. The iOS is available in the UK, France, Italy, Ireland, Switzerland and Spain. The app is also accessible for Android users in Germany, Belgium, Ireland, the Netherlands, Austria and Spain.
Google head of EMEA commerce partnerships Florence Diss said: “Starting today, boon users can link their card to Google Pay once and then use Google Pay to make safe, fast and delightful purchases in millions of places in Italy and around the world including on their favorite apps and sites.”