Google Pay adds support for new debit/credit cards in India: HDFC, Kotak and more included


  • Google Pay now supports more credit/debit cards from new banks
  • The app now supports Axis Bank, SBI, Kotak, HDFC, and IndusInd cards
  • Currently, it does not support adding Mastercard and RuPay cards

Apart from adding a bank account, Google Pay also lets users add select Visa debit or credit cards to tap and pay at NFC-enabled terminals. Initially, the payment app only supported Axis Bank credit/debit cards and SBI credit cards. A fresh update reveals a few more Visa cards have been added from popular banks.

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Apart from using the debit/credit cards at NFC terminals, Google Pay also allows this payment method to be used for Bharat QR code payments at online and offline merchants, bill payments and recharges on Google Pay, and online transactions for select merchants. Adding a credit/debit card to GPay takes only a few seconds. Users will have to update to the latest version of the app to see the newly added banks.

Google Pay: supported credit/debit cards

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Google Pay now supports cards from 5 leading banks

Here’s the complete list of supported Visa debit and credit cards on Google Pay:

  1. Axis Visa Credit card
  2. Axis Visa Debit card
  3. SBI Visa Credit card
  4. SBI Visa Debit card
  5. Kotak Visa Credit card
  6. Kotak Visa Debit card
  7. HSBC Visa Credit card
  8. HDFC Visa Debit card
  9. HDFC Visa Credit card
  10. IndusInd Visa Credit card
  11. IndusInd Visa Debit card

How to add debit/credit cards on Google Pay

Follow the steps below to add your credit or debit card on Google Pay.

  1. Open Google Pay and navigate to Profile Picture > Bank Accounts and Cards > Add card.
  2. Enter the card number of the VISA card, followed by other details like expiry date, CVV, cardholder name, address, and telephone number
  3. Tap the Save button, and then tap on Accept and Continue button to accept the Issuer terms.
  4. Next, the app will establish a connection with the bank to verify your card. The verification process will need an OTP authentication. (The OTP will be sent to the phone number that is linked to the bank account).
  5. The new card will appear next to the card payment listing.
  6. Tap on Activate and enter the OTP. Once it is verified, the card can be for transactions.

Currently, Google Pay does not allow users to add Mastercard or RuPay cards. Hopefully, the search engine giant will add support for these cards in the near future.


Anvinraj Valiyathara

Anvin is a self-proclaimed geek who has been writing about smartphones for nearly 10 years. After using phones like the Samsung Galaxy Note, Sony Xperia Mini, Lumia 730, Lumia 950, Honor 7, Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 and Honor 8 Pro to name a few, he is now a happy user of the POCO F1. In his free time, he participates in church activities and likes to travel.