Credit Europe Bank Romania launches Google Pay

1 February 2022

Credit Europe Bank Romania introduces Google Pay for customers with Mastercard cards and thus offers them access to a fast, simple and secure payment method at a large number of merchants, online or in stores. Credit Europe Bank's CardAvantaj (Standard, Gold, Platinum), CEB Diamond (Gold and Platinum) and Optimo Card credit cards users and Mastercard debit card can already enjoy the benefits of Google Pay along with the advantages provided by the bank’s cards. Google Pay further expands the range of contactless solutions offered by Credit Europe Bank Romania, with customers already having the option to use Apple Pay, CardAvantaj gadgets - the AVANTAJ2go contactless sticker and bracelet - and contactless payment cards.

By registering their Credit Europe Bank card in the Google Pay app on any device that uses an Android operating system (newer than version 5.0) with NFC technology, customers can give up their wallet in favor of their mobile phone. As with any card, payments made through Google Pay are free. For a higher level of security, using Google Pay involves activating a way to lock / unlock the phone screen, specific to the device used, whether it is a numeric code, fingerprint, or facial recognition.

To make a payment, one should simply unlock the phone and bring its top side close to the POS, without touching it, similar to a contactless card. In just a few seconds, the user will receive a confirmation message and the amount will be subtracted from his account. The NFC function of the phone must be activated during the transaction to allow communication with the POS device.

"We provide our customers with Mastercard cards, a new digital payment solution to transform their shopping experience into a more pleasant and easier one. With the launch of Google Pay, we have covered the two largest digital wallet platforms globally and provided a secure and fast mobile payment solution for the most popular smartphone operating system on the market.  With Google Pay, our cardholders can enjoy contactless payment experience with their Android phones on more than 285,000 POS terminals throughout Romania and around the world”, said Antar Turgay, Chief Cards Officer Credit Europe Bank Romania.

“More and more consumers prefer digital payments because they provide a secure, streamlined and fast-paced experience, which has become a key issue especially in the last two years. Mobility and digitization are among the expectations of consumers, given that the mobile phone has practically become a one-stop device for most of us. We are glad that, through the partnership with Credit Europe Bank, the bank's customers can pay at any time with Google Pay and thus enjoy extra shopping convenience”, added Elena Dincă, Account Manager Mastercard.

About Credit Europe Bank

In Romania, Credit Europe Bank provides a wide range of products and services to individuals, SMEs and corporations. Credit Europe Bank has opened a new chapter in digitalization and technology, relaunching the institution's website, introducing Apple Pay and Google Pay, launching a new Internet Banking interface and the first mobile application for credit cards in the Bank's portfolio.

A member of the Dutch financial group Credit Europe Bank NV, the Bank has been active since 1993, when it operated as the Industrial and Commercial Credit Bank, becoming Finansbank (in 2000) and then, in 2007, following a rebranding process, receiving the name of Credit Europe Bank Romania.

More information about the bank’s products and services can be found on and

About Mastercard

Mastercard,, is a technology company in the global payments industry. Our mission is to generate and develop a comprehensive digital economy that provides secure, simple, intelligent and accessible transactions for the benefit of all, everywhere. Through secure data transfer and impenetrable networks, partnerships and passion, our innovations and solutions enable individuals, financial institutions, governments and companies to reach their full potential. Our coefficient of decency (DQ) is the basic pillar of the culture that represents us and on which everything we do inside and outside the company is based. Our connections cover more than 210 countries and territories, so we build a sustainable world that gives everyone access to invaluable opportunities.