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Washington: Google is developing its own physical and virtual debit card to compete with Apple.

The Google card will allow users to buy things with a card, mobile phone or online. The card will also connect to a Google app with new features, letting the users to monistor purchases and check their balances, TechCrunch reported.

The card will be co-branded with different bank partners, including CITI and Stanford Federal Credit Union.

Currently, Google Pay only allows online and peer-to-peer payments by connecting a traditionally issued payment card.