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Samsung Electronics today announced that its digital wallet, Samsung Pay, is now available to Danske Bank card holders in Northern Ireland. This marks the first local bank to partner with Samsung to support the service, which enables customers to make purchases directly in a safe, simple and convenient way.

Since launching 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.* 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 iris, 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 piece of mind when it comes to mobile payments. Each transaction is authenticated by fingerprint, pin number or iris scan, and uses an encrypted digital token to replace sensitive card information 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 is accepted almost anywhere you can use your contactless credit or debit cardin the UK.

Kyle Brown Head of Technology, Services and Launch Management at Samsung Electronics commented: ‘We’re excited to roll out Samsung Pay to the first Northern Ireland bank; Danske Bank. In terms of what the future holds for Samsung Pay, we are in the process of working with more and more banks, to enable as many Samsung users to benefit from the service as possible, as we move towards a more connected world.’

Søren Rode Andreasen, Chief Digital Officer, Danske Bank stated: ‘We’re delighted that our customers are now able to use Samsung Pay. What’s most exciting about the platform is the ease of use, this married together with the biometric security functions makes it a great addition to allow users make swift, safe purchases almost anywhere.

Samsung Pay currently supports these partners and there are more on the way:
– American Express
– First Direct
– John Lewis Finance
– M&S Bank
– Nationwide Building Society
– Santander
– The Co-operative Bank

Samsung Pay is currently available with Galaxy S9, S9+, S8, S8+ and Note8, S7 and S7 edge, S6, S6 edge and S6 edge+**, A3, A5 2017 and Samsung Gear S3 & Samsung Gear Sport (via software update) and will be available on additional devices in coming months.

*Available 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.