Samsung Announces Expanded Card Support for Samsung Pay, with UOB and FEVO Joining its Partner Portfolio in Singapore and the addition of Citi Debit Mastercard®
Samsung announces two new additions to its flagship mobile payment service’s partnership ecosystem, extending its offerings to more consumers in the country
Singapore, 29 April 2017 – Samsung Electronics Singapore today announced two new card issuers, United Overseas Bank (UOB) and EZ-Link FEVO Prepaid Mastercard, that will be coming onboard its partner portfolio and the addition of Citi debit Mastercard for Samsung Pay, the secure and easy-to-use mobile payment service that can be used to make purchases almost anywhere1 in Singapore.
Beginning today, Samsung Pay users can use their UOB debit or credit cards to make payments across Singapore using their compatible Samsung smartphones2. They can also use their FEVO cards on Samsung Pay for their mobile payments, starting from May 2017. In addition, Citibank customers with Citi debit Mastercard cards now also have the option to use Samsung Pay to make transactions at terminals that accept contactless payments as well as those that do not accept contactless payments.
Samsung Pay’s comprehensive ecosystem of partners and merchants across major payment networks, banks and retailers provides users with greater convenience on-the-go, where they can enjoy the added benefits it brings. With the expanded support for new cards, wide compatibility with more Samsung devices2, combined with value-added services, Samsung Pay brings consumers closer to replacing their physical wallets, while paving the way for a more holistic and enriched mobile experience.
Samsung also understands the increasing importance to consumers the need to be able to protect their content securely and safely on their smartphones. In addition to fingerprint scanning, consumers using the new Galaxy S8 and S8+ can use its integrated iris recognition3 technology, a highly secure biometric authentication system that can be used to unlock the home screen to securely authenticate Samsung Pay to make quick and easy mobile payments. Coupled with Samsung Knox4, Samsung’s industry-leading defence grade security platform, Samsung Pay users can be assured of a new level of security and convenience with the blink of an eye.