Google Wallet Card Is Going Away

Chris CrumBusiness, WebProBusiness

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Google launched the Wallet Card in 2013 as a physical card for paying for things with your Google Wallet balance. The company is now alerting cardholders that it will end support on June 30.

Google says it has decided to end support after careful consideration, saying it wants to focus on making it easier than ever to send and receive money with the Google Wallet app.

Cardholders can make purchases with the card until June 30, but will no longer be able to add money to the balance from a debit card or bank account after May 1. Money you receive from other will still be added to your balance of course. If you still have money in your balance after May 1, you can keep it there, send it to others, or cash out at anytime for free.

Google says an email:

If you’re interested in finding a replacement for your Wallet Card, both American Express and Simple offer debit accounts with similar features, including a card. Plus, we’ve teamed up with them so that Wallet Card users will get an added bonus after signing up.

As we wind down support for the Wallet Card, we’re excited to continue enhancing Google Wallet to give you the best possible experience when paying friends and family. We’re hard at work on new features, so keep an eye out for those in the coming months.

Google addresses some frequently asked questions on the subject here.

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