Barclaycard on Google Pay

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Credit Cards
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  • Hi Chino, I'm sure this could be done, but then it would be necessary to use the Tap & Pay settings to switch between cards, rather than using a nice user interface such as Google Pay.

    Hi 18cc, I used to have a current account with Barclays, but switched away from them due to many different issues, so I have no interest in going back to Barclays for my current account.

    I did look at some alternative cashback credit cards to use instead of the Barclaycard cashback Visa card I have used for many years. I already have a Tandem card, but this is also not available for contactless use through Google Pay. There was another (Aqua....?) mentioned on the MSE site, but this also isn't available through Google Pay. I also considered switching to use Samsung Pay, but despite their help web pages suggesting Barclaycard does work, I had the same problem trying to set it up as with Google Pay, so it clearly doesn't work.

    I guess I'm stuck with Amex and a couple of debit cards for now and hopefully one day the other card companies will open up to making their cards available through Google Pay or even Samsung Pay.
  • Hi
    I have the same problem in UK barcklays , then why Barclays card can be used on apple pay if is restricted on google pay ?
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    Apple restrict the use of their NFC chip, compared to Google, which is probably why Apple Pay is supported but not Google Pay.
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    You can have google pay as your default and have the Barclaycard as a tap and pay option.

    Just means you have to open the barclycard app then process the payment.

    But in the latest app release if you bank and have a credit card........now they have combined the "debit" & "credit" card app into one so selecting the non default card isn't as simple as tapping and paying.
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    mluton said:
    You can have google pay as your default and have the Barclaycard as a tap and pay option.

    Just means you have to open the barclycard app then process the payment.

    But in the latest app release if you bank and have a credit card........now they have combined the "debit" & "credit" card app into one so selecting the non default card isn't as simple as tapping and paying.

    Looks like you need to set the barclaycard app default app every time you want to use it to pay :(
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    Only workaround is... Get a curve card, link your Barclaycard to curve card. Curve card is supported by gpay. However will lose s75 but curve has its own compensation scheme.
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    ischris85 said:
    mluton said:
    You can have google pay as your default and have the Barclaycard as a tap and pay option.

    Just means you have to open the barclycard app then process the payment.

    But in the latest app release if you bank and have a credit card........now they have combined the "debit" & "credit" card app into one so selecting the non default card isn't as simple as tapping and paying.

    Looks like you need to set the barclaycard app default app every time you want to use it to pay :(
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    edited 13 October 2020 at 7:37AM
    grkashani said:
    Hi
    I have the same problem in UK barcklays , then why Barclays card can be used on apple pay if is restricted on google pay ?
    The ‘openness’ of android means Barclays can force customers to use the Barclaycard app as android will allow that to be set as the default payment method, even if that is not what the phone user wants. 

    On the flip side, apple does not allow the Barclaycard app to be set as a default payment method therefore Barclays is forced to support Apple Pay (which is probably the payment method the phone user wants). 

    It’s a classic case of the problem with android and the way it is designed that makes the experience worse for the phone user. 
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    grkashani said:
    Hi
    I have the same problem in UK barcklays , then why Barclays card can be used on apple pay if is restricted on google pay ?
    The ‘openness’ of android means Barclays can force customers to use the Barclaycard app as android will allow that to be set as the default payment method, even if that is not what the phone user wants. 

    On the flip side, apple does not allow the Barclaycard app to be set as a default payment method therefore Barclays is forced to support Apple Pay (which is probably the payment method the phone user wants). 

    It’s a classic case of the problem with android and the way it is designed that makes the experience worse for the phone user. 

    Again this thread is over a year old and the OP got there answer many posts ago, the reason barclaycard support apple pay is that Apple don't allow any app access to its NFC chip making it more secure. Where with android any app can have access to the NFC chip. 

    Also as someone who uses both Apple devices and Android devices I would say that Apple can be a worse experience depending on what your doing and vise versa.
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    Get a curve card, add it to google pay and then get the curve to charge through to your Barclaycard.  Bare in mind all the stuff about section 75, but this is an easy way to pay for bus fares, choccy bars and petrol and have it billed to Barclaycard but using Google Pay.
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