Samsung launched its Samsung Pay service in the UK on the 16th of May and ever since the release, Samsung have been rapidly expanding their service by collaborating with more banks to support Samsung Pay. At launch, Samsung Pay was supported by three major UK banks- HSBC (Mastercard & Visa Credit and Debit Cards), Nationwide (Visa Credit and Debit Cards) and AMEX (Amex Credit and Debit Cards). Following that, Samsung announced partnership with Satander UK Bank on the 22nd of May. Now, one of the leading Payment Technology service provider Global Payments Inc. have joined hands to support Samsung Pay in the UK. Frank T. Young, SVP, Global Product and Innovation said-
Global Payments is delighted to bring innovative commerce to merchants in the UK by supporting Samsung Pay, We once again demonstrate our continued commitment to leading payments technology across the globe by offering another form of mobile payment acceptance to merchants.
As part of the partnership, Samsung Pay will be accepted as a mode of payment by Global Payment's complete suite of payment solutions. This will allow merchants to support contact-less Payments with Samsung Pay enabled smartphones such as the Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, S8 and S8+. On 23rd of May, Samsung also enabled Samsung Pay service on the Gear S2 and the Gear S3 smartwatches in the UK. Users can complete a transaction at NFC supported POS terminals and even at regular POS terminals using the integrated MST technology (on select Samsung devices) and authenticate the payment using their fingerprint.