Tech giant Google has added Nelo, a Mexican payments platform, to its digital wallet, according to a recent press release from Mexico City, Mexico-based Nelo.
The integration enables Nelo users to make in-person payments using Google’s contactless payments system, Nelo said in the Wednesday release.
“We want to make digital payments a reality around the world,” said Google Wallet Vice President Jenny Cheng in a statement emailed to Payments Dive. “By working with banks in close to 70 markets we are able to give even more people access to Google Wallet.”
The integration comes only a couple of months after the Mountain View, California-based tech giant started to expand its digital wallet to include health insurance cards, state IDs and corporate badges, Payments Dive previously reported.
Previously, Nelo users were only able to make digital payments online.
Founded in 2019 by former Uber executives, Nelo also said last week that it is launching physical credit cards. Nelo co-founder and CEO Kyle Miller cited customer demand as the reason for the company’s expansion from purely digital payments into more physical options.
“The number one request we've had from our customers has been a way to pay in person,” Miller said in the release. “With these launches, we enable that.”
Nelo didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment on the partnership.