Google Pay™ FAQ

Google Pay

What is Google Pay?

Google Pay is the new way to pay with your smartphone, offering simplicity, security and choice. Simply unlock your phone and place it near a contactless terminal, and your payment is complete.

How do I set up Google Pay?

First, download the Google Pay app from the Google Play Store. If your MECU card is already linked to your Google account, you can simply add it to the Google Pay app by confirming a few details. To add a new card, it’s as simple as snapping a picture.

How do I pay with Google Pay?

  1. Unlock your device (no need to open the app).
  2. Hold the back of your device near a contactless payment terminal.
  3. Your phone will beep or vibrate, and you’ll receive a confirmation on-screen letting you know the payment was made.

Which MECU cards can I use with Google Pay?

MECU Debit and Credit Cards can both be used with Google Pay.

How do I change my default card to my MECU card?

The first card you add to Google Pay will automatically become your default card. To change your default, do the following:

  1. Open Google Pay.
  2. Tap on your preferred card to get the "back of card" view.
  3. Select "Set as default card".


Are my payments safe with Google Pay?

Yes. When you use Google Pay, your MECU card number isn't stored on your phone or given to the merchant. A unique virtual account number is created specifically for that card on that device. You still enjoy all the benefits of your MECU cards, which includes our Zero Liability policy that protects you from unauthorized purchases.

How are my privacy and personal information protected?

Since Google Pay doesn't store your card number on the device, you never reveal your name, card number or security code to merchants.

Am I able to opt out of Google Pay at any time?

Adding your debit or credit cards to Gooogle Pay is your choice; you can add and remove cards when needed.

Which merchants are participating?

Google Pay is accepted by more than a million stores across the United States. 

Is Google Pay free?

Yes. Be aware that message and data rates may apply, depending on your data plan.

Where can I get more information on Google Pay?

More information is available at


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