Wednesday , October 18 2017

Samsung Pay is coming to Australia, and American Express is ready

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Following recent news that Samsung Pay will launch in Australia this year, Samsung announced some more plans for their new mobile payment service over the weekend.

Without giving a date for Australia, Samsung’s announced that Samsung Pay will come to China in March and Australia later this year. They’ve also named Brazil, Singapore, Spain and the UK as further targets for launch, and have now added Canada to the list.

Samsung’s claiming about 5 million registered users for the service and a total transaction value of about $500 million in the first six months of service.

American Express has announced that they’re ready for Samsung Pay to continue its global rollout and will be bringing it to customers with Personal, Corporate and Small Business Cards, specifically naming the Australia, Canada, Singapore and UK markets.

The card issuer was first to market with something called Apple Pay last year (you may have heard of it, we’re not sure), and is pretty happy to be the only issuer in the market with support for both Apple Pay and Samsung Pay, which is already active in the USA.

We don’t have a launch timeframe for Samsung Pay in Australia yet, and American Express’ new Samsung Pay page for Australia isn’t giving anything away, but it looks like you should probably get that Amex card if you want to be ready for the service on day one.

 
Source: American Express, and Samsung.

Jason Murray   Deputy Editor

Before discovering the Nexus One, Jason thought he didn't need a smartphone. Now he can't bear to be without his Android phone. Jason hails from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane depending on his mood and how detailed a history you'd like. A web developer by day with an interest in consumer gadgets and electronics, he also enjoys reading comics and has a worryingly large collection of Transformers figures. He'd like to think he's a gamer, but his Wii has been in a box since he moved to Sydney, and his PlayStation Vita collection is quite lacking. Most mornings you'll find him tilting at various windmills on Twitter - follow @JM77 and say hi!

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Princess Luna
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Princess Luna

Finally! Hopefully it supports Bankwest, I’ve been waiting for years for them to finally get on board the NFC train.

vijay alapati
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vijay alapati

Hey Ausdroid, What abt LG pay, did u get any info? or did i miss a article O_0

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