Google pay is the company’s one stop shop for all your finances. It’s a very powerful service if you use all of its features. One handy feature is the ability to add your bank or credit card to track spending.
The financial characteristic is similar in concept to services such as mint and Simplified. You connect Google Pay to your bank account or credit card and the service will keep track of your spending and provide information. If you are already a Google Pay user, it is a good idea to do this in the Google Pay app as well.
Open the Google Pay app on your iPhone or Android device and navigate to the “Insights” tab. If this is your first time using Google Pay, you will first be prompted to sign in to your Google Account.
Then press the “Add Account” button.
The next screen will explain that Google uses a service called “Plaid”To link your bank or credit card account. Tap “Accept and Connect” to continue.
Use the search box at the top of the screen to find your bank or credit card provider. Select it from the list.
You will be redirected to a login page where you can enter your credentials to link the account.
The login process may be different depending on your bank account or your credit card. Follow the steps until you are fully logged in and the account has been added.
Once the account is connected to Google Pay, the data is displayed in the “You have” and “You have spent” sections. This gives you a quick overview of your monetary situation.
Scroll down the “Statistics” tab to view a list of “Recent Activities”. Tap “All Transactions” to see the full list.
At the top of the “Insights” tab, there is a “See more” button. This is where you can allow Google to search for receipts in your Gmail and Google Photos accounts.
The top blue section will show you more information about your recent spending, linking you to charts and more. If they are not filled in immediately, Google Pay has not had enough time to track your consumption habits.
Google Pay will now keep an eye on your spending and help you track your habits.