Leave your wallet at home. Use Google Pay on your mobile instead!
PPaying in stores and online has never been easier. Add your Česká spořitelna card to Google Pay and make payments using your Android smartphone at contactless payment terminals or at online merchants that support Google Pay.
An Android mobile phone with the 5.0 (Lollipop) operating system or higher and the Google Pay app installed.
How to add a card to Google Pay
How to pay in store
For payments under CZK 500,simply light up the screen on your device and tap the back of the phone against the payment terminal. You can do a maximum of three payments this way before being required to verify the payment by logging in to your phone.
For payments of CZK 500 and above, you must log in to your phone. Unlock your screen using a PIN, gesture or fingerprint and then tap your phone against the payment terminal.
You can use Google Pay to pay anywhere you see one of these symbols:
Which cards are supported by Google Pay?
Visa Infinite kreditní
Visa Infinite debetní
Visa Business Gold
Visa Gold Charge
Visa Business Charge
MC World Elite
MC Kreditní karta (nová kreditka)
MC kreditní - World ČS
MC Standard kreditní - Chytrá karta ČS
MC Standard kreditní - Odměna ČS
MC Standard kreditní - Chytrá karta ČS Gold
MC Standard kreditní - Penzijní karta ČS
MC Karta VIG kreditní
Kredit+ MC Business
Maestro předplacená služební - cestovní
Maestro předplacená soukromá - transferová
What devices does Google Pay support?
Mobile phones with the Android 5.0 (Lollipop) operating system or higher. Smart watches are not supported in the Czech Republic.
Do you need to be connected to the internet to make Google Pay payments?
No, an internet connection is not required.
Do payments of over/under CZK 500 occur in the same way as payments with physical cards?
When making a payment under CZK 500, all you need to do is light up your screen and the payment is complete. Three consecutive payments can be made this way without verifying your identity on your phone. If you do verify your identity, then the number of possibilities for payment without verification is set to three automatically.
When making a payment of CZK 500 or more, you will always be required to verify your identity on your phone via your PIN or fingerprint.
Can I use Google Pay to withdraw cash from an ATM?
Yes, you can withdraw cash at a contactless ATM using Google Pay. When making a withdrawal, you will need to enter the PIN for your physical card at the ATM.
What PIN should be entered at a terminal when paying via Google Pay?
When paying at a point of sale, you do not enter your PIN into the terminal, as verification takes place on the phone. In exceptional cases however, the terminal may ask you to enter your PIN. In such cases, enter the same PIN you use when paying with your physical card.
Can I use Google Pay to pay when I am abroad?
Yes, you can pay at all contactless terminals not only in the Czech Republic but abroad as well. You do not need to have roaming activated.
Are Google Pay payments secure?
Yes, they are. Verification is required for payments exceeding CZK 500, the same as in the case of contactless payment cards. You can carry out verification by logging into your phone using a PIN, gesture or fingerprint. Your credit card number does not appear anywhere when shopping, so it cannot be misused.
Will I see payments made via Google Pay in my George transaction history?
Yes, a payment will be displayed in George as if it were a payment made using a physical card. You can also view the transaction history in the Google Pay app.
What are the limits for contactless payments made via mobile phone?
For payments made with Google Pay, the same limits apply as those you set for your physical card when you register for Google Pay; however, the maximum daily limit is CZK 100,000.
Can I use my mobile phone to pay on the internet?
Using the card on your mobile phone online is possible only at a merchant that supports Google Pay. In such cases, you need to enter your card details on the store’s checkout page. Simply select the Google Pay option and the payment will be completed automatically.