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More banks and cards now supports Samsung Pay in Australia

By
Efe Udin
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Jul 19, 2017

Samsung Pay is a new payment platform which was introduced by Samsung two years ago to facilitate payment for goods and services. The growth and development of Samsung Pay have extended to countries such IndiaUK, AustraliaRussiaUAE, etc. Last month, 38 more Australian banks were added to the Samsung Pay platform which increased the supporting banks to 41. Now even more banks and cards have been added to support this payment system. It appears that the Australians are really having a good time with Samsung Pay platform thus the rapid spread of Samsung Pay in the country.

Samsung Pay is about a year in Australia and ANZ Visa debit customers with a Galaxy S8, S8+ phone (or the Gear S3 smartwatch) can now use this new, easy, fast and secure payment system. The new inclusion is not limited to ANZ customers, a lot of other new banks and credit unions are also now compatible with Samsung Pay.

Richard Fink, Vice President, IT & Mobile Division at Samsung Electronics Australia said

"ANZ customers can now benefit from Samsung Pay's unique features, such as our three-layered security system, and can enjoy using the service anywhere you can pay with a contactless credit or debit card"

The addition of ANZ brings the number of payment card brands compatible with Samsung Pay in Australia up to 76, with over 870 global banks. Cuscal, Westpac, Citibank and American Express also announced that it now supports Samsung Pay.  Below is a comprehensive list of the new and existing banks/cards/financial institutions that support Samsung Pay in Australia.

New banks/financial institutions:

  • Australian Unity
  • Bank Australia
  • Bank of Sydney
  • Beyond Bank Australia
  • Big Sky Building Society
  • Catalyst Money
  • Central Coast Credit Union
  • Central Murray Credit Union
  • Community First Credit Union
  • Credit Union SA
  • CUA
  • Customs Bank
  • Defence Bank
  • Firefighters Mutual Bank
  • First Option Credit Union
  • Holiday Coast Credit Union
  • Horizon Credit Union
  • Illawarra Credit Union
  • Intech Bank
  • MyState
  • Nexus Mutual
  • Northern Beaches Credit Union
  • P&N Bank
  • People's Choice Credit Union
  • Police Bank
  • QT Mutual Bank
  • Queenslanders Credit Union
  • Reliance Bank
  • SCU
  • Select ENCOMPASS Credit Union
  • South West Slopes Credit Union
  • Teachers Mutual Bank
  • The Mac
  • The Rock
  • UniBank
  • Unity Bank
  • WAW Credit Union Co-Operative
  • Woolworths Employees' Credit Union Limited

List of existing eligible banks:

  • Westpac
  • CITI
  • Amex
  • People's Choice
  • Bank of Sydney
  • Australian Unity
  • Big Sky
  • Central Coast
  • Central Murray
  • Catalyst Money
  • Illawarra
  • Beyond Bank Australia
  • Community First
  • NBCU
  • CUA
  • Defence Bank
  • Nexus Mutual
  • First Option
  • Holiday Coast
  • Horizon
  • Macarthur
  • Bank Australia
  • Intech
  • P&N Bank
  • Customs Bank
  • Police Bank
  • QT Mutual Bank
  • Queenslanders
  • Select Encompass
  • SWSCU
  • SCU Banking
  • Firefighers Mutual
  • Teachers Mutual
  • UniBank
  • Reliance Bank
  • Unity Bank
  • WAW
  • wecu

As a reminder, Samsung Pay utilizes Near Field Communications (NFC) just like other payment platforms. This enables a secured transmission of card information to the retailers. Samsung also uses Magnetic Secure Transmission (MST) because some retailers do not have NFC in their system. MST works as an alternative to NFC for card terminals who do not have an active NFC. This allows Samsung Pay to function almost anywhere cards are accepted.

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