Get spending with your phone anywhere you see the contactless logo or Google Pay sign.
Add your Travel Money Card to Google Pay to use all over the world
No need to rummage around for cards again
Simply tap your device for contactless payments with no transaction limit*
Let your phone do the spending
Fast, simple and secure payments everywhere you go: that’s Google Pay.
Once you’re up and running, you only need to wake your screen to make payments with zero limit.
Download the Google Pay app
Follow the in-app instructions to add your card
You're good to go
Benefits and features
Safely and securely pay with your phone or device
Google Pay creates virtual card details for each card you’ve stored, so your details are never shared
Pay in shops and online
Wherever you are, you can use Google Pay to make quick payments – whether you’re in a store or shopping online
Pay more than contactless limits
Just use your phone’s security check – whether that’s retina scan, fingerprint or another – to make payments above the contactless spending limit
Pay on public transport
Tap your phone on Oyster readers to beep yourself through the gates and get on with your journey hassle-free
Frequently asked questions
How many Travel Money Cards can I add to Google Pay?
The travel app allows you to hold up to 3 active cards at any given time, and all 3 can be added to Google Pay. Your wallet can hold a maximum of 6 cards of which 1 can be set to default.
Can I use Google Pay and my TMC to pay in any currency?
You can use it to pay in any of the currencies preloaded on your TMC.
In the same way that your TMC works, Google Pay will use the currency of the country you are in, meaning you don’t have to select specific currencies whilst paying – it’s all done behind the scenes for you. For more information about this, please visit our TMC FAQs in your Travel App or you can read the FAQs online.
* Google Pay contactless limits can vary country to country; while there is no maximum transaction limit within the UK please ensure you check any limits within the country you are visiting
What if I lose my phone or device?
Just log into your Google account and use the Find My Phone process to lock your phone and, if you choose, delete your data. This will stop the phone from being able to use Google Pay.
If you are concerned about your TMC, then please log into your Travel App where you can freeze your card quickly and easily. Follow the simple in-app steps below to do this – you can toggle between freezing and unfreezing your card at the tap of a button.
Login and tap cards, selecting the card you wish to freeze should you have multiple TMCs
Tap the cog icon – top right – to move to card settings
Toggle freeze card function; once you see the toggle has moved, your card is frozen until you unfreeze it, following the same instructions
Alternatively, you can contact our card support team 24/7 on +44 344 335 0109, should you not have access to your Travel App.
Which devices can I use Google Pay on?
Your device needs to have “near field communication” technology on it, which most modern devices do. And if you’re using devices with Android’s latest operating system, then you’ll be good to go.
Security measures for making payments over £45 might vary between devices. Please note that contactless limits may vary from country to country. Be sure to check any limits within the country you are visiting.
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