Google Wallet fans recently received some good news, you can now use any credit card as opposed to having to use a Citi MasterCard. Needless to say, we suspect more than a few users updated the Wallet app and began adding credit cards and began amazing store clerks everywhere with their ability to make a payment with a smartphone or tablet. But while Google proudly touted that the updated Wallet app “supports all credit and debit cards from Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover” — there may be some issues with one of those four.
The issue seems to be with American Express. And at this point, we have yet to come across any reports of users not being able to add or use an American Express card within Wallet. But on that note, it seems that American Express may not have given their full and proper approval. In fact, a spokesperson from American Express reached out to TechCrunch and offered the following;
“Right now, American Express does not have an agreement with Google for our cards to be used in the Google mobile wallet.”
In addition, the American Express spokesperson noted that they still need to make sure that Wallet is able to meet the standards they set for our Cardmembers in terms of “transparency and clarity about transaction detail.”
Otherwise, Google fired back stating that they “are in active discussions with American Express” and expect to be able to work as partners. Needless to say, as of this time you can use an American Express card within Google Wallet but we cannot say if that will be changing.