Google has joined forces with Paymark, an electronic payments provider in New Zealand, to offer its mobile payment service Google Pay to the country’s online merchants.

Paymark claims to be the first processor in New Zealand to provide the service and said that it has worked closely with Google on the initiative.

Paymark head of e-commerce Darren Hopper said: “As New Zealand’s original financial tech start up Paymark has always looked to the next innovation, to the next way to make payments easier.

“With more consumers using mobile devices to make online payments, the easier we can make the process the better. Our objective is to completely remove the need to type long and tedious credit card numbers into websites.”

Google Pay New Zealand

Google Pay enables users to make payments for their online purchases using payment details stored in their Google account.

With Google Pay, customers can utilise their card credentials linked to their Google account at the checkout. This eliminates the requirement of typing credit card data.

Google Pay group product manager Prasenjit Phukan said: “We want to make it easier for businesses like Paymark to offer a simpler, faster payment solution for their customers.

“With Google Pay, customers will be able to speed through checkout with just a few clicks.”

The partnership with Google forms part of Paymark’s strategy to work with fintech firms, banks and New Zealand merchants to transform the country’s payments landscape.

Paymark intends to roll out several payment innovations over the coming 12 months, leveraging its Open Payments Enabled Network (OPEN).