24th March 2023 - 3 min read
HSBC and HSBC Amanah credit cardholders are now able to add their cards to Google Wallet, with support having been recently enabled by the digital wallet. This makes HSBC the fifth bank in Malaysia to be able to add its cards to Google Wallet since its launch in Malaysia at the end of last year.
In an FAQ, the bank clarified that all personal HSBC and HSBC Amanah Visa and Mastercard credit cards can be added to Google Wallet. Once added, you can then go ahead and use Google Wallet in stores with Visa payWave or Mastercard contactless payment terminals, as well as make in-app purchases where Google Wallet is provided as a payment option.
HSBC further reminded that all the usual credit card transaction limits will apply as you pay with with Google Wallet. Your available credit limit will remain unchanged, and all contactless transactions will also have the usual limit of RM250. Any transactions above RM250 must be completed by keying in your PIN, just like any normal credit card transactions. Additionally, rewards points and cashback for Google Wallet transactions made with HSBC credit cards, too, will be awarded as usual.
Aside from that, the bank also highlighted the multiple benefits of using Google Wallet, with convenience and security being its main selling points. Upon adding your HSBC card to Google Wallet, you can immediately use the digital wallet to make contactless payments from your phone, without having to present your physical HSBC credit card.
“Your real card number(s) are encrypted and never shared with merchants or saved on your device. Opportunities for fraud are also reduced as a fingerprint, face or PIN is required to complete any transaction,” HSBC also noted on its website.
To add your HSBC card to Google Wallet, simply download Google Wallet from the Play Store into your phone and follow these steps:
Once that’s done, you will only need to unlock your phone and hold it near the payment reader whenever you wish to make payments. You will see a check mark if the payment is successful, as well as receive a push notification in real time after each Google Wallet purchase.
In conjunction with this latest update, HSBC is running a promotion that allows cardholders to earn RM30 cashback after they’ve made five Google Wallet transactions (minimum spend RM50 each transaction). Provided on a first-come first-served basis, it is limited to 3,600 redemptions throughout the whole campaign period, running from today until 31 July 2023.
Aside from Google Wallet, HSBC has also recently enabled support for Apple Pay, back in January 2023. Meanwhile, Google Wallet officially landed on Malaysian shores in November 2022, accepting cards from CIMB, Hong Leong and Hong Leong Islamic Bank, as well as Public Bank at launch.
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