First Data Extends Relationship with Google to Support Android Pay

Leading Payments Technology Company Powers In-Store Solutions

First Data’s STAR® Network Accepts Android
Pay Transactions

ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–As Google continues its roll out of Android Pay, First Data
, a global leader in commerce-enabling technology and
solutions, is pleased to be a launch collaborator supporting the new
service for in-store transactions. First Data will provide processing
solutions for Android Pay that ensure a safe, secure transaction at the
point of sale, enabling payment with a single, contactless tap.

“First Data has collaborated with Google since it first entered the
mobile wallet market and we are pleased to deepen the relationship with
our support of Android Pay,” said Barry McCarthy, Executive Vice
President and Head of Network and Security Solutions at First Data.
“With our extensive experience in the payments industry and expertise
providing technology solutions for business owners, financial
institutions and their customers, we believe First Data is an
indispensable partner for companies looking to shape the future of
commerce technology. Google’s latest innovations in the digital wallet
space with Android Pay further leverage and extend First Data’s mobile
payments market leadership.”

Android Pay is a new mobile payment solution that offers consumers
further simplicity, security and choice when paying for things with and
soon within their Android phones. Android Pay lets consumers use their
phone to pay in stores with most credit or debit cards, across all
NFC-enabled Android devices.

First Data is quickly emerging as a leading mobile payments provider. As
mobile commerce grows at an explosive pace, First Data is uniquely
positioned to create “frictionless commerce,” a complete commerce
ecosystem to expand mobile usage to meet consumers’ evolving demands for
omni-channel commerce that can be transacted anywhere.

First Data’s STAR® Network, the largest independent debit
network, now also supports Android Pay transactions. STAR provides
payment support for all channels, devices and cardholder verification

About First Data

First Data is a global leader in commerce-enabling technology and
solutions, serving approximately six million business locations and
4,000 financial institutions in 118 countries around the world. The
company’s 23,000 owner-associates are dedicated to helping companies,
from start-ups to the world’s largest corporations, conduct commerce
every day by securing and processing more than 2,300 transactions per
second and $1.9 trillion per year.


Media Contact
Cindi Kurczewski, First Data