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Citibank Supports Samsung Pay Ahead of Singapore Launch

Citibank Supports Samsung Pay Ahead of Singapore Launch

“Almost immediately after Apple Pay was launched in [Singapore], Samsung announced that its own mPayment platform would arrive within the second quarter.” Samsung Pay has garnered the support of another major bank in Singapore ahead of its launch in the country. Citibank Singapore cardholders will be able to use the mobile payment platform when it…

Samsung Pay Promo Rewards Sprint Users With Gift Cards

Samsung Pay Promo Rewards Sprint Users With Gift Cards

Samsung is continuing its promotional push of Samsung Pay in the US with a new partnership with telecom Sprint. Customers who purchase a Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge with Sprint will be eligible for up to $100 in gift cards. The amount that users receive will depend on how much…

How Long Until We See Samsung Pay in Australia?

How Long Until We See Samsung Pay in Australia?

Samsung Pay will soon launch in Australia. The news comes by way of American Express Australia and New Zealand’s digital commerce head Rob Bourne, who touched on Samsung Pay while speaking at an IT event in Sydney. “I can’t tell you exactly when it’s going to go live,” he said, “but it’s appearing very soon.”…

Samsung Pay To Launch in Singapore

Samsung Pay To Launch in Singapore

Samsung has announced that its mPayment platform, Samsung Pay, will launch in Singapore this quarter. The announcement came only one day after Apple Pay launched in the country, with Samsung declining to offer a specific launch date. To a considerable extent, the announcement marks yet another instance of Samsung playing catch-up with its rival Apple. While…

TD Bank, Regions Bank Support Samsung Pay in US

TD Bank, Regions Bank Support Samsung Pay in US

TD Bank and Regions Bank have agreed to support Samsung Pay in the US. Announcing the coming support in a statement, Samsung asserted, “With the addition of these banks, Samsung Pay continues to grow momentum in the United States—supporting eligible credit and debit cards from more than 130 banks and credit unions” in the country. The…

Samsung Pay To Support In-App Purchases

Samsung Pay To Support In-App Purchases

Samsung Pay is planning to implement in-app purchases to help fuel its growth. The news came by way of Samsung Pay Europe head Nathalie Oestmann, who spoke about the potential move to CNBC during last week’s Money20/20 Europe conference. In embracing such a concept, Samsung would be playing catch-up against its competitors, with such functionality already…

ProPay Has Announced Samsung Pay Support

ProPay Has Announced Samsung Pay Support

US-based ProPay has announced Samsung Pay support. The company offers payment solutions to a wide range of organizations, from home-based small businesses to major corporations. Now, with its newly announced support, those clients who are using its ProPay JAK card reader and compatible Android or iOS app will be able to start processing Samsung Pay…

Money20/20 Europe: Biometrics Are a Pillar of Samsung Pay

Money20/20 Europe: Biometrics Are a Pillar of Samsung Pay

Today at Money20/20 Europe mobile wallets were the talk of Copenhagen and Samsung was one of the prime movers in this trend. Elle Kim, Vice President, Samsung Pay, took the stage to give the audience an update on Samsung’s major mPayments platform. Here’s a rundown of what we learned: Samsung Sees Biometrics as a Pillar…

What to Expect at Money20/20 Europe

What to Expect at Money20/20 Europe

This year’s Money20/20 Europe conference is shaping up to be an exciting one. While many important trends and issues will be covered, much of the event will revolve around disruption – of traditional markets, of business models, and of standard methods. That isn’t a bad thing. It’s a reflection of the dramatic technological changes that are…

Samsung Pay Has Launched in China

Samsung Pay Has Launched in China

Samsung Pay has at last launched in China. The mobile payment service was launched this week in cooperation with China UnionPay, the country’s sole domestic bank card company. At its launch, Samsung Pay supports payment cards from numerous banks, including China CITIC Bank, China Everbright Bank, China Merchants Bank, and Industrial and Commercial Bank of…

Wells Fargo Bank Now Supports Samsung Pay

Wells Fargo Bank Now Supports Samsung Pay

Wells Fargo Bank has announced its support for Samsung Pay. In a statement, Wells Fargo Virtual Channels head Jim Smith framed the support as part of a broader commitment on the bank’s part to offer a range of payment options. “We want to satisfy our customers’ financial needs when, where and how they want,” he said,…

How Far Off is the Samsung Pay UK Launch?

How Far Off is the Samsung Pay UK Launch?

Samsung Pay could launch in the UK alongside the company’s new flagship smartphones. At a recent Samsung event, Head of Samsung Pay Nathalie Oestmann told the audience that the mPayment platform would hit the European market in early 2016; and given that this assertion came almost immediately after Samsung Marketing VP Rory O’Neill made comments…

CaixaBank Ushers Samsung Pay into Spain

CaixaBank Ushers Samsung Pay into Spain

Samsung Pay has found its first financial services supporter in Spain. CaixaBank and its ImaginBank subsidiary will enable their customers to start using Samsung’s mPayment platform. While some banks have offered support to rival Apple Pay only to drag their feet in actually enabling the service, CaixaBank’s support for Samsung Pay has taken effect immediately. In…

Samsung Pay Heading To Lower-End Devices

Samsung Pay Heading To Lower-End Devices

Samsung Pay is planning to enable online payments this year, and will also bring the mPayment service to more lower-end Samsung devices. The moves appear to be aimed at expanding the breadth of the service’s reach. And that’s already considerable: Samsung Pay’s MST technology allows the mPayment platform to work with traditional swipe-based card readers…

Samsung Pay Officially Coming to China via UnionPay

Samsung Pay Officially Coming to China via UnionPay

“Around the same time that [Samsung’s] agreement with China UnionPay was announced, the bank announced a similar deal with Apple for the Apple Pay mPayment platform.” Samsung and China UnionPay have officially announced their cooperation on bringing the former’s mPayment platform to China next year. The companies say that, pending approval by regulation authorities in the…

19 Additional US Card Issuers Support Samsung Pay

19 Additional US Card Issuers Support Samsung Pay

Samsung has added the support of 19 additional payment card issuers in the US for its mPayment service. Among the new Samsung Pay supporters are PNC Bank, KeyBank, and the Navy Federal Credit Union. In a statement announcing the new support, Samsung Pay head Injong Rhee asserted that it would help more consumers to use…

Samsung Pay Scores Gift Card Support

Samsung Pay Scores Gift Card Support

Samsung Pay users can now upload gift cards from 50 different retailers to their mPayment accounts, fulfilling a promise Samsung made earlier this fall. The retailers supported include such big names as Nike, GameStop, Toys “R” Us, eBay, and Domino’s. Samsung says more are on the way. It’s a feature aimed at enhancing user convenience; in…

New Mid-Range Galaxy Phones To Feature Fingerprints

New Mid-Range Galaxy Phones To Feature Fingerprints

Samsung has unveiled new versions of its mid-range flagship devices, the Galaxy A3, A5, and A7. And in so doing, the company may be hinting at a December launch date for Samsung Pay in China. First, the devices: All of the new Galaxy A devices will run on Android 5.1, and the A5 and A7…

Financial Biometrics Month: The Roundup

November is coming to a close and with it we bring Financial Biometrics Month at FindBiometrics to its conclusion. The theme of the month was pervasive, extending from the pages of our featured articles section and flooding into our conference coverage and industry news. There is a lot to look back on in biometric finance this…

Samsung Pay and Best Buy Enable Holiday Spirit

Samsung Pay and Best Buy Enable Holiday Spirit

The official Samsung promotions website is offering up $50 Best Buy gift cards to users who activate Samsung Pay on their smartphones between November 20 and December 31. News users that enable the mobile wallet on their Samsung phones simply need to add the feature to their devices and then visit the offer website, where…

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