If you’re a Commonwealth Bank customer, you know what it’s liked to be shunned by the major mobile payment providers .. or rather, to have your bank shun them. Samsung Pay has scored a major coup, partnering with Commonwealth Bank to bring mobile payments to MasterCard customers.
From today, Commonwealth Debit and Credit MasterCard holders will be able to add their payment cards to Samsung Pay, and make payments using their compatible Samsung smartphones and wearables.
“Samsung Pay not only provides users with a simple and secure way to pay, but it also allows users to load their loyalty cards to capture reward points at the point of sale, which lessens their reliance on a physical wallet,” said Garry McGregor, Samsung Australia’s director of IT and mobile.
“We’re thrilled to partner with Commonwealth Bank on Samsung Pay as this strengthens our shared commitment, that’s existed since 2013 with CBA’s Tap and Pay on the Galaxy S4, to develop easy-to-use secure and smart mobile wallet options for Australians.”
We’ve tried adding our Commonwealth cards to Samsung Pay this morning, and while it will accept the MasterCard cards, the verification feature on Android doesn’t appear to be working yet — meaning you can’t actually use it, yet. It’s possible that Commonwealth’s systems are taking a bit of time to catch up.
Let us know if you’re a Samsung Pay user who’ll use Commonealth Bank cards.