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    News stories featuring Samsung:

    Samsung Pay offers $100 discount to new users

    November 25th, 2015

    Samsung is offering up to US$100 off any Samsung.com purchase for new users who add a compatible card to Samsung Pay. The offer is available until November 30 and the coupon codes will be redeemable on the company’s website until the end of the year. Samsung also offered a $50 rebate to new Samsung Pay users in the first half of this month.

    Samsung Pay adds eight more US issuers

    November 23rd, 2015

    Samsung Pay has added support from eight additional US card issuers including Chase and SunTrust. Others include Citizens Equity First Credit Union, Randolph Brooks Federal Credit Union, Security Service Federal Credit Union, State Employees’ Credit Union, Virginia Credit Union and Navy Federal Credit Union. “Cardholders of all these issuers will be able to use Samsung Pay to pay almost anywhere they can swipe or tap their card,” Samsung says.

    PhilCare uses NFC phones to speed up health services in the Philippines

    November 23rd, 2015

    Customers of health care provider PhilCare can now hand over contactless membership cards to any of the company’s 200 service providers in the Philippines to provide access to their account details with a tap of a… More

    Samsung Pay set for China, Spain and UK?

    November 19th, 2015

    Samsung Pay will launch in China, Spain and the UK in the first quarter of 2016, “as per the information that we’ve received,” SamMobile reports. The service has been live in Korea since August 2015 and in the US since September.

    Samsung Pay to be added to lower-end devices

    November 19th, 2015

    Samsung is to add Samsung Pay NFC payments functionality and fingerprint scanners to its mid- and low-end handsets, Korea Herald reports. “The plan is part of Samsung’s efforts to expand best-in-class features into the firm’s lower-end smartphones,” the publication says.

    American Express unveils NFC, HCE and tokenization platform

    November 18th, 2015

    American Express has launched Amex Enabled Digital Solution, a platform incorporating support for multiple digital wallets, contactless payments based on NFC and host card emulation (HCE), tokenization and express checkout services. The platform is designed to help both banks and merchants, Amex’s Mike Matan told NFC World. More

    Norway’s Valyou NFC wallet to shut down due to lack of user adoption

    November 18th, 2015

    The Valyou NFC mobile wallet developed by Norwegian mobile network operator Telenor and banking group DNB is to shut down due to a “much lower than expected end user uptake”. A lack of contactless terminals… More

    Bell ID updates HCE white paper

    November 16th, 2015

    PARTNER NEWS: Bell ID’s Host Card Emulation: NFC’s Missing Link white paper, which has been downloaded more than 800 times from the NFC World+ Knowledge Centre since it was published in late 2014, has been updated to include an exploration of the tokenization process and an overview of prevailing deployment models for issuers. “The revised ebook addresses new topics such as tokenization, token service providers, Android Pay and Samsung Pay, in order to provide relevant answers to today’s questions,” explains Bell ID’s André Stoorvogel. Readers can download the updated white paper free of charge here.

    Samsung Pay offers $50 to new users

    November 12th, 2015

    Samsung is offering a US$50 rebate to new users who add a card to Samsung Pay. “Now for a limited time only, activate Samsung Pay on your Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge+ or Note 5 with your Samsung account ID and register a qualifying card with Samsung Pay and receive a $50 rebate after filling out the online claim form,” the company says. The offer expires on November 19.

    86% of TMG clients to offer Samsung Pay and Android Pay

    November 11th, 2015

    Nearly nine in ten (86%) financial institution clients of The Members Group (TMG) plan to make Samsung Pay and Android Pay available to their customers. 75% are live or have a project underway with Apple Pay. “54% surveyed expected Samsung Pay to be more attractive to their cardholders; 40% answered Apple Pay,” TMG says. “From January to October of this year, the number of Apple Pay transactions processed by TMG increased by a factor greater than 10.”

    Samsung Pay to add P2P payments?

    November 9th, 2015

    Korean startup Hankook NFC has reportedly applied for a patent for a hardware module that would allow consumers to use Samsung Pay to transfer money between devices and pay with a credit card. “Once the module is installed, smartphones can be used as mobile credit card payment terminals,” Business Korea reports. “When you order some food for delivery or go to a gas station, you can pay for food or gas with your smartphone without any wireless credit card payment devices.”

    Samsung Pay to roll out on non-Samsung devices?

    November 6th, 2015

    Samsung has discussed the possibility of rolling out Samsung Pay to non-Samsung smartphones, Injong Rhee, executive VP and head of enterprise at Samsung’s mobile business, has told ZDNet. “But right now global expansion is happening so quickly for Samsung Pay that we are focusing all our energy on deployment,” he said.

    Trustev reports on US adoption rates for Apple Pay versus Android Pay and Samsung Pay

    November 6th, 2015

    One in five US consumers (20%) with an iPhone that supports Apple Pay have tried the mobile payment service while 14% of those with a Samsung Galaxy S5 or S6 have tried Samsung Pay or… More

    Best Buy discusses Apple Pay, MCX and Chase Pay support

    October 28th, 2015

    US retail giant Best Buy has opened up about its experience with Apple Pay, its ongoing support for retailer-led consortium MCX’s CurrentC mobile payment service and its view on Chase Pay, the QR code-based service… More

    Samsung Pay adds US card issuers and reports on consumer adoption

    October 27th, 2015

    US payment network Discover, gift card provider Blackhawk Network and fourteen financial institutions are to add support for Samsung Pay in the coming months, Samsung has announced, and consumers that are using the service have made an average of eight transactions since its launch four weeks ago. More

    One million Koreans sign up for Samsung Pay

    October 26th, 2015

    The number of Koreans using Samsung Pay has doubled in the last month to one million and 100,000 payments are now being made using the service every day, Business Korea reports. “Cumulative payments exceeded 100 billion won (US$88 million). Likewise, daily average payments increased from approximately 800 million won (US$705,192) to over 2 billion won (US$1.8 million) between the early stage of the service and recent days.”

    Verizon goes live with Samsung Pay

    October 22nd, 2015

    Samsung Pay is now available to Verizon Wireless customers with a Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge+ or Note 5. The carrier confirmed its support for the mobile payments service earlier this month after being notably absent from the list of companies supporting Samsung Pay when it launched in the US in September.

    Blocks smashes Kickstarter campaign for build-your-own NFC smartwatch

    October 15th, 2015

    A UK startup raising funds on Kickstarter for a modular smartwatch that includes NFC and contactless payment functionality has amassed pledges totalling more than double its US$250,000 target in just two days. More

    MasterCard partners with P97 to enable mobile payments and rewards at the pump

    October 8th, 2015

    MasterCard has announced a global partnership with mobile payments at the pump provider P97 to enable mobile payments and rewards at gas stations and convenience stores that are equipped with P97’s PetroZone platform. “Powered by… More

    Samsung responds to LoopPay hack

    October 8th, 2015

    Samsung has responded to a New York Times report that claimed a hacking group affiliated with the Chinese government penetrated the corporate network of LoopPay, the inventor of Magnetic Secure Transmission (MST) technology that was… More

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