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April 11, 2017updated 12 May 2017 2:08pm

Westpac to support Samsung Pay in Australia

By Douglas Blakey

Australian banking group Westpac has collaborated with Samsung Electonics Australia to offer Samsung Pay mobile payments solution to its MasterCard and Visa debit and credit cardholders.

The payment solution is available at retail outlets across the country wherever near-field communication payments are accepted.

The payment solution is compatible on Samsung devices including the Gear S3 smartwatch and the soon-to-be-released Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones. Customers need to add their Westpac card to Samsung Pay app to get started.

Westpac Group CEO consumer bank George Frazis said: “On many devices, our customers can now use either Westpac Tap and Pay, Android Pay or Samsung Pay to make contactless payments, and we’re delighted to be the first Australian-owned bank to offer this choice.

“Our mobile customers want access to the best technology and in addition the recent launch of the Westpac Keyboard, Samsung Pay is another example of a digital solution that offers our customers more flexibility, convenience and choice.”

Richard Fink, Vice President, Mobile Division at Samsung Australia said: “We know Australians use their smartphones every day to enjoy content, stay connected and organise their lives. Partnering with Westpac will bring the security and convenience of Samsung Pay to millions of Australians.”

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