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Google Pay – Enabling legal responsibility shift for eligible Visa gadget token transactions globally

Google Pay – Enabling legal responsibility shift for eligible Visa gadget token transactions globally


Posted by Dominik Mengelt– Developer Relations Engineer, Funds and Florin Modrea – Product Options Engineer, Google Pay

We’re excited to announce the final availability [1] of legal responsibility shift for Visa gadget tokens for Google Pay.

For Mastercard gadget tokens the legal responsibility already lies with the issuing financial institution, whereas, for Visa, solely eligible gadget tokens with issuing banks within the European area profit from legal responsibility shift.

What’s legal responsibility shift?

If legal responsibility shift is granted for a transaction, the duty of masking the losses from fraudulent transactions is transferring from the service provider to the issuing financial institution. With this variation, qualifying Google Pay Visa transactions achieved with a tool token will profit from this legal responsibility shift.

Methods to know if the legal responsibility was shifted to the issuing financial institution for my transaction?

Eligible Visa transactions will carry an eciIndicator worth of 05. PSPs can entry the eciIndicator worth after decrypting the fee technique token. Retailers can verify with their PSPs to get a report on legal responsibility shift eligible transactions.

    "gatewayMerchantId": "some-merchant-id",
    "messageExpiration": "1561533871082",
    "messageId": "AH2Ejtc8qBlP_MCAV0jJG7Er",
    "paymentMethod": "CARD",
    "paymentMethodDetails": {
        "expirationYear": 2028,
        "expirationMonth": 12,
        "pan": "4895370012003478",
        "authMethod": "CRYPTOGRAM_3DS",
        "eciIndicator": "05",
        "cryptogram": "AgAAAAAABk4DWZ4C28yUQAAAAAA="
A decrypted fee token for a Google Pay Visa transaction with an eciIndicator worth of 05 (legal responsibility shifted)

Try the next desk for a full checklist of eciIndicator values we return for our Visa and Mastercard gadget token transactions:

 eciIndicator worth

 Card Community

 Liable Social gathering


 “” (empty)


 Service provider/Acquirer




 Card issuer




 Service provider/Acquirer




 Card issuer




 Service provider/Acquirer


 “” (empty)

 Different networks

 Service provider/Acquirer


Some other eciIndicator values for VISA and Mastercard that are not current on this desk will not be returned.

Methods to enroll

Retailers could opt-in from throughout the Google Pay & Pockets console beginning this month. Retailers in Europe (already benefiting from legal responsibility shift) don’t have to take any actions as they are going to be auto enrolled.

To ensure that your Google Pay transaction to qualify for enabling legal responsibility shift, the next API parameters are required:


Be sure that totalPrice matches with the quantity that you simply use to cost the person. Transactions with totalPrice=0 is not going to qualify for legal responsibility shift to the issuing financial institution.


Legitimate values are: FINAL or ESTIMATED

Transactions with the totalPriceStatus worth of NOT_CURRENTLY_KNOWN don’t qualify for legal responsibility shift.

Not all transactions get legal responsibility shift

Ineligible retailers

Within the US, the next MCC codes are excluded from getting legal responsibility shift:


Cash Switch


Direct Advertising – Inbound Teleservices Service provider


Non-Monetary Establishments – Overseas Forex, Non-Fiat Forex (for instance: Cryptocurrency), Cash Orders (Not Cash Switch), Account Funding (not Saved Worth Load), Vacationers Cheques, and Debt Reimbursement


Non-Monetary Establishments – Saved Worth Card Buy/Load


Authorities Licensed On-Line Casinos (On-Line Playing) (US Area solely)


Authorities-Licensed Horse/Canine Racing (US Area solely)


Betting, together with Lottery Tickets, On line casino Gaming Chips, Off-Observe Betting, Wagers at Race Tracks and video games of probability to win prizes of financial worth

Ineligible transactions

To ensure that your Google Pay transactions to qualify for legal responsibility shift, be certain that to incorporate the above talked about parameters totalPrice and totalPriceStatus. Transactions with totalPrice=0 or a tough coded totalPrice (at all times the identical quantity however the customers get charged a unique quantity) is not going to qualify for legal responsibility shift.

Processing transactions

Google Pay API transactions with Visa gadget tokens are certified for legal responsibility shift at facilitation time if all of the circumstances are met, however a transaction certified for legal responsibility shift could be downgraded by community throughout transaction authorization processing.

Getting began with Google Pay

Not but utilizing Google Pay? Consult with the documentation to begin integrating Google Pay right now. Be taught extra concerning the integration by looking at our pattern utility for Android on GitHub or use certainly one of our button elements in your net integration. If you end up prepared, head over to the Google Pay & Pockets console and submit your integration for manufacturing entry.

Observe @GooglePayDevs on X (previously Twitter) for future updates. When you’ve got questions, tag @GooglePayDevs and embody #AskGooglePayDevs in your tweets.

[1] For retailers and PSPs utilizing dynamic worth updates or different callback mechanisms the Visa gadget token legal responsibility shift modifications can be rolled out later this yr.



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