Top 8 Google Wallet alternatives

Last updated: July 17, 2014
Google Wallet
Google Wallet is an easier way to pay in stores, pay your friends and pay online. Shop in stores with all your loyalty, offers and gift cards in one place. Send money to friends and they can spend it instantly with the Google Wallet Card. Store your gift cards and loyalty programs and leave the plastic cards behind. Send money to any friend in the US with an email address or request money from them while on-the-go. It's easy, fast, and free to send directly from your bank account or Wallet Balance.
The best Google Wallet alternatives:


PayPal


PayPal is an international e-commerce business allowing payments and money transfers to be made through the Internet. Online money transfers serve as electronic alternatives to paying with traditional paper methods, such as cheques and money orders. PayPal is the faster, safer way to send money, make an online payment, receive money or set up a merchant account.

Venmo


Make and share payments. Connect with people, send money for free, and cash out to any bank overnight. Venmo uses bank-grade security systems and data encryption to protect you and prevent against any unauthorized transactions or access to your personal or financial information. Sending money on Venmo is completely free as long as you use a bank account, supported debit card, or Venmo balance to fund your payments.

Apple Pay


Apple Pay will change how you pay with breakthrough contactless payment technology and unique security features built right into the devices you have with you every day. So you can use your iPhone to pay in a simple, secure, and private way.

Square


Accept credit cards on your iPhone, Android or iPad. Send invoices free with Square Invoices. Signing up for Square is fast and free, and there are no commitments or long-term contracts like with alternative services.

Bitcoin


Open source P2P money. Bitcoin uses peer-to-peer technology to operate with no central authority or banks; managing transactions and the issuing of bitcoins is carried out collectively by the network. Bitcoin is open-source; its design is public, nobody owns or controls Bitcoin and everyone can take part. Through many of its unique properties, Bitcoin allows exciting uses that could not be covered by any previous payment system.