RIVERWOODS, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Discover cardmembers using Android 4.4 (KitKat) phones in the U.S. soon will be making contactless payments through Android Pay™, Google’s new mobile payment solution that will allow people to make purchases with their Android phones in-app or in stores.
“Discover’s goal is to provide our customers the freedom, options and simplicity of making mobile payments with whatever method they choose. Adding Android Pay expands Discover’s ability to enhance the convenience and experience for its mobile users,” said Heather Roche, vice president of rewards at Discover.
Pali Bhat, director of product management at Google, adds: "Mobile payments is a big priority for Google so we've been working with major networks and issuers like Discover to help provide a seamless experience across a wide range of phones and stores. Android Pay will offer people further simplicity, security and choice when paying for things with their Android phones."
When Discover cardmembers use Android Pay, they will continue to earn rewards and are never responsible for unauthorized purchases on their Discover card account.
For more information on Android Pay, visit http://officialandroid.blogspot.com/2015/05/pay-your-way-with-android.html
Discover Financial Services (NYSE: DFS) is a direct banking and payment services company with one of the most recognized brands in U.S. financial services. Since its inception in 1986, the company has become one of the largest card issuers in the United States. The company issues the Discover card, America's cash rewards pioneer, and offers private student loans, personal loans, home loans, checking and savings accounts, certificates of deposit and money market accounts through its direct banking business. It operates the Discover Network, with millions of merchant and cash access locations; PULSE, one of the nation's leading ATM/debit networks; and Diners Club International, a global payments network with acceptance in more than 185 countries and territories. For more information, visit: www.discover.com/company.
This press release contains forward-looking statements. Such statements are based upon the current beliefs and expectations of management and are subject to significant risks and uncertainties. The following factors, among others, could cause actual results to differ materially from those set forth in the forward-looking statements: unexpected difficulties or delays in executing the proposed arrangements. The forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release, and there is no undertaking to update or revise them as more information becomes available. Additional factors that could cause results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements can be found under "Risk Factors" and "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" in Discover’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014, and "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations in the Company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2015, which are on file with the SEC and available at the SEC's website at www.sec.gov.
Android Pay is a trademark of Google Inc.