Nigerians’ access to the Google Play Store will now be made simpler thanks to a partnership between Google and Verve.
The company announced that starting of Wednesday, Nigerians can now make purchases on the Google Play Store using their Verve cards.
According to the announcement, as part of their new agreement, the tech giant would handle Verve transactions within Nigeria. These transactions will be made in naira and will be viewed as local ones by the nation’s banking institutions.
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Commenting on the development, the Head of Retail and Payment Partnerships, Google Play, Anthea Crawford, said, “We are thrilled to collaborate with Verve, expanding Google Play access for more Nigerians. The introduction of local payments with Verve cards is a significant milestone, enabling more Nigerians to participate in the app economy and access the apps they need.”
The Managing Director, Verve International, Vincent Ogbunude, added, “The integration with Google Play is a significant stride towards achieving Verve’s vision of promoting financial inclusion. We are excited to bring digital content and services closer to Verve cardholders, hence bridging the digital divide.”
As a foremost payment card scheme in Nigeria, Verve’s expanding acceptance promotes inclusion by extending the reach of digital services to a larger segment of the Nigerian population. Maximising this exciting possibility, users can now add their Verve Cards to their Google Play Account and pay in Naira, without stress.
Here’s how to use your Verve card on Google Play:
Open the Playstore, choose the app you want to buy, click the amount you see on your screen, click “add credit or debit card” enter your Verve card details when asked.
You can also go to pay.google.com, log in with your Gmail account, click on ‘Add a payment method,’ enter your Verve card details and save.
Then, return to the Playstore to make your purchase. Your card will be charged automatically.
This new partnership not only simplifies the payment process for Google Play Store apps and services but also contributes significantly to a more inclusive digital environment for Nigerians.