First Data Extends Relationship with Google to Support Android Pay
Leading Payments Technology Company Powers In-Store Solutions
First Data’s STAR® Network Accepts Android Pay Transactions
ATLANTA, September 16, 2015 – As Google continues its roll out of Android Pay, First Data Corporation, a global leader in commerce-enabling technology and solutions, is pleased to be a launch collaborator supporting the new service for in-store transactions. First Data will provide processing solutions for Android Pay that 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 Vice President and Head of Network and Security Solutions at First Data. “With our extensive experience in the payments industry and expertise providing technology solutions for business owners, financial institutions and their customers, we believe First Data is an indispensable partner for companies looking to shape the future of commerce technology. Google’s latest innovations in the digital wallet space with Android Pay further leverage and extend First Data’s mobile payments market leadership.”
Android Pay is a new mobile payment solution that offers consumers further simplicity, security and choice when paying for things with and soon within their Android phones. 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 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 omni-channel 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.
About First Data
First Data is a global leader in commerce-enabling technology and solutions, serving approximately six million business locations and 4,000 financial institutions in 118 countries around the world. The company’s 23,000 owner-associates are dedicated to helping companies, from start-ups to the world’s largest corporations, conduct commerce every day by securing and processing more than 2,300 transactions per second and $1.9 trillion per year.