Google and Verve have joined forces to simplify digital transactions on the Google Play Store for Nigerians. Starting from Wednesday, Nigerians can now conveniently use their Verve cards to make purchases on the Google Play Store.
With this new partnership, Google will handle Verve transactions within Nigeria, and the payments will be processed in the local currency (naira), treating them as local transactions approved by the country's banking institutions. Head of Retail and Payment Partnerships at Google Play, Anthea Crawford, expressed enthusiasm about the collaboration with Verve, as it broadens access to Google Play for more Nigerians.
The inclusion of Verve cards for local payments marks a significant achievement, as it enables more Nigerians to participate in the app economy and easily access the applications they require. Vincent Ogbunude, Managing Director of Verve International, stated that this integration with Google Play is a crucial step towards Verve's mission of promoting financial inclusion. The partnership brings digital content and services closer to Verve cardholders, bridging the digital divide and enhancing financial accessibility.