On August 7, 2018 ,Samsung Electronics announced that its mobile payment and digital wallet, Samsung Pay, is now available to Cornercard UK card holders. Cornercard UK is the leading business-to-business prepaid card specialists, and this new partnership expands their pre-existing contactless functionality, enabling a seamless, convenient payment experience.
Since launching Samsung Pay last year, Samsung has focused on building the functionalities of the service to provide the best possible user experience. Key capabilities include:
- Simplicity:With Samsung Pay every transaction is easy, and convenient.1 Samsung Pay uses Near Field Communication (NFC) making the user experience seamless. Users can launch Samsung Pay with a simple swipe from the bottom edge of their screen to bring up the last used credit or debit card, use their iris2, pin or fingerprint to prove their identity, and tap their device on a payment terminal to make a payment. Samsung Pay allows customers to use contactless payment for transactions over £30 (subject to merchant policies).
- Security:Samsung is committed to ensuring its customers have complete peace of mind when it comes to mobile payments and digital wallets. Each transaction is authenticated by fingerprint, pin number or iris scan2, and uses an encrypted digital token to replace sensitive card information to help prevent fraud. Additionally, Samsung’s industry-leading Knox security platform is built into the hardware and software of your device, which ensures mobile information and data is secure.
- Access (Almost Anywhere):Samsung Pay has accepted almost anywhere you can use your contactless credit or debit card in the UK.
Samsung Pay functionality is currently available with the Galaxy S9+, S9, Note8, S8+, S8, S7 edge, S7, S6 edge+, S6 edge, S6, A8, A5 2017 & A3 2017. Samsung Pay is also available on the Gear S3 and Gear Sports smartwatches (when paired with a compatible smartphone, running Android 4.4 KitKat and above).
1Available with participating networks, banks and merchants on selected devices, on NFC terminals. A limit of £30 may apply, based on merchant policies. Corporate cards currently not in scope.
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2 Currently available on the Samsung Galaxy S9+, S9, Note8, S8+, S8