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Tell me about Contactless Payments with Google Pay

Tell me about Contactless Payments with Google Pay

By linking your American Express® Card to your compatible Android device, you can make contactless purchases with Google Pay. Your Android device effectively becomes your Card. 

You can now use an eligible American Express Card with Google Pay app to make contactless payment at retailers that accept American Express contactless payments.

As an American Express Card Member, you can also get the following feature in Google Pay app on your Android device:
•Real-time notifications and details about your purchases with your Card in Google Pay app.

Use of your Card in Google Pay is governed by your Card Member Agreement, for Important Information about using your Card in Google Pay, Click here

Google also allows you to register other Cards and pay in many other ways using Google Pay, for more information about Google Pay, Click here.

See how to add your Card now.

Which American Express Cards can I link to an Android device?

Which American Express Cards can I link to an Android device?

An eligible Card is an active Personal and Corporate Card issued by American Express International Inc. in Singapore.

Google Pay is not available to holders of American Express Corporate Meeting Card, American Express Corporate Purchasing Card, American Express Business Travel Account, American Express International Currency Card, credit cards bearing the American Express name, brand or logo issued by DBS Bank Limited, United Overseas Bank Limited and Citibank Singapore Limited.

Your current Card does not need to be contactless in order to use Google Pay.

See how to add your Card now.

Which Android devices can I link my Amex Card to?

Which Android devices can I link my Amex Card to?

You need to have a compatible NFC-enabled device running AndroidTM 4.4, Kit Kat® or higher and the Google Pay app. To download the Google Pay app or to check if your device is compatible with Google Pay, visit the Google Play Store. The Near Field Communication (NFC) is the technology which allows your Smartphone to communicate with the terminal at any Merchant accepting contactless transactions.  

In order to use Google Pay app, you must agree to Google’s terms of use and privacy policy. American Express has no control over Google’s decisions to change Google Pay or any of its services, products or software.

Do you share my Card Account number or other information with Google?

Do you share my Card Account number or other information with Google?

We will never share your Card Account Information with Google.

To deliver you the best Google Pay experience, we will share certain account information about each Card you have selected to use with Google Pay and will make that information available for display on your device, such as data for your recent purchases. For more information on Google Payments, please visit payments.google.com. If you have any additional questions about your device’s security features, please reach out to Google directly.

To understand which personal information Google will have access to once you register your Card you can find out more by reading Google’s Privacy Policy.

How secure is a Contactless Google Pay transaction?

How secure is a Contactless Google Pay transaction?

All of your payment information will be encrypted with Industry-standard SSL (secure socket layer) technology and stored on secure servers.

By using a virtual account number to represent your Card information, your Card details stay safe and secure as your plastic Card details are never shown in the app or shared with the merchant when you make payments in store.

Refer to the security settings on your device for further information.

What are the Terms and Conditions to use Google Pay?

What are the Terms and Conditions to use Google Pay?

Your American Express Card Member Agreement governs the use of your American Express Card in Google Pay. We also provide you with some important information when you first link your American Express Card to your Android device. You can find that Important Information here.

How to set up

How do I link my Card to my Android device to make contactless payments?

How do I link my Card to my Android device to make contactless payments?

1. It is simple to add your Card to your compatible Android device. Download and open the Google Pay app on your compatible Android device.

2. You may add a new eligible American Express Card via the following methods:
  • By following the on-screen prompts to take a picture of your Card or
  • Add your Card manually by entering your Card information or
  • If a Card is already linked to a Google account, you can add it to Google Pay by confirming a few details.
3. Enter your Security Code (the 4 digit number on the front of your Card) and read the Important Information provided. (You will also need to accept Google Payments’ own terms and conditions which you can find here payments.google.com)
 
Important information: When linking your Card to your Android device, you may see a pending charge in your AMEX app, on your online statement or via notification. This verifies the Card is valid but will not get charged to your account.

How do I set American Express as my default Card?

How do I set American Express as my default Card?

The first Card you add to your compatible Android device is automatically set as default for all contactless payment with Google Pay.

To make American Express your default Card, you can drag and drop the selected Card to the default spot on the screen. 

See how to make a payment with Google Pay now.

What is a Security Code and why is it required?

What is a Security Code and why is it required?

The Security Code for your American Express Card is the 4 digit, non-embossed number printed above your Card Account number on the front of your physical Card.

For security reasons, you will be required to enter your Security Code when linking your Card to your Android device.

I was sent a one-time Verification Code. What is this and why is it required?

I was sent a one-time Verification Code. What is this and why is it required?

For security purposes, when linking your Card to your Android device we may ask you to enter a one-time Verification Code to confirm your identity.

This code is a unique series of numbers and/or letters that you can choose to receive by email or text during the set-up process.

Please note that you will need a working Internet and/or data connection to receive a one-time Verification Code.

Your one-time Verification Code may expire if you aren’t able to enter it within 3 minutes. You can request another code by selecting your preferred verification option again.

If you opted to receive your one-time Verification Code by email but can’t find it in your inbox, please check your ‘Junk’ folder before requesting a new one.

If you are unable to get a one-time Verification Code, please contact us at the number found on the back of your Card.

Using Google Pay app

Where can I make contactless payment with Google Pay?

Where can I make contactless payment with Google Pay?

 
You can use your Android device to make contactless payment with Google Pay wherever American Express contactless payments are accepted. 
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Just look for the contactless and/or Google Pay symbol at checkout.

How does Google Pay work?

How does Google Pay work?

To make a payment, wake up your device and hold it near the contactless reader.
You might be prompted to authenticate by unlocking the device or performing a second tap on the terminal.
When the transaction is successful, you will see a tick mark on your screen.
You will feel a brief vibration or hear a beep from the device before your purchase is completed.

How much can I spend in a Google Pay transaction?

How much can I spend in a Google Pay transaction?

At many retailers you can make contactless transactions up to S$100 where American Express contactless is accepted.

Please check in-store for details.

What is a Virtual Account Number and how is it different from my Card Account number?

What is a Virtual Account Number and how is it different from my Card Account number?

For your security, when you add your American Express Card to Google Pay, a Virtual Account Number is created which is different from your Card number and unique to your device.

Your Virtual Account Number is used to make Contactless Google Pay purchases with your Card.

You can find your Virtual Account Number by tapping on your Card in the Google Pay app and scrolling down to your Card details.

How do I get a refund for something I purchased with Google Pay?

How do I get a refund for something I purchased with Google Pay?

If you have returned an item purchased via Contactless Google Pay, the retailer may ask you to provide the last four digits of your Virtual Account number.

You can find your Virtual Account Number by tapping on your Card in the Google Pay app and scrolling down to your Card details.

Please remember to keep the original receipt you received from the merchant at the time of purchase as the Google Pay receipt is not an official proof of purchase.

I’m having a problem with my device’s software or hardware. What should I do?

I’m having a problem with my device’s software or hardware. What should I do?

If you are having difficulty with your software or hardware, please visit the Google Pay Help Centre for advice.

American Express has no control over Google’s decisions to change Google Pay or any of its services, products or software.

Managing your Card

How do I view and manage my Card in Google Pay?

How do I view and manage my Card in Google Pay?

You can view and manage your Cards in the Google Pay app. When you tap on your Card, scroll down to view your Card details, including transactions and your Virtual Account Number. You also have the ability to remove your Card from the device.

If I receive a replacement Card, do I need to update my Card information on my Android device?

If I receive a replacement Card, do I need to update my Card information on my Android device?

No, your Virtual Account Number is connected to your new Card number automatically.

You can use your Card in Google Pay app to make transactions before receiving your new physical Card.

Once I add my Card, how can I remove Cards from my device?

Once I add my Card, how can I remove Cards from my device?

You can remove your Card by tapping your Card in the Google Pay app and selecting "Remove Card" or "Deactivate in-store".

My device has been lost or stolen and I want to delete or suspend my Card. What should I do?

My device has been lost or stolen and I want to delete or suspend my Card. What should I do?

If you believe your device or Google Pay Contactless Card information has been lost, stolen or compromised in any way, please contact us immediately at the number found on the back of your Card.

You may also use the Android Device Manager (google.com/android/devicemanager) to instantly lock your device from anywhere, secure it with a new password or wipe it clean of personal data.

Managing your transactions

What transactions will appear when using Contactless payment with Google Pay and how are they different on my statement?

What transactions will appear when using Contactless payment with Google Pay and how are they different on my statement?

You will see your purchases in the ‘Transaction Display’ of your Card in Google Pay.

The purchases you see will be from using your Card using Google Pay app, but not from using your physical Card.

You can turn ‘Transaction Display’ off from Settings > Notifications > Toggle off.

For all official statement information, please refer to your online Card Account or the Amex app.

What if I don’t recognize a charge?

What if I don’t recognize a charge?

If a charge appears on your statement that you disagree with or want to query. Just contact us and we will get on the case to help resolve the charge in question.

For more information about the security of using your American Express Card Account, please visit our website.

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