Good news to Samsung users. Samsung Pay is now in Singapore.
Samsung Pay is available on the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 4G+, S6 edge+ 4G+, S7 4G+ and S7 edge 4G+. The mobile payment service can be use to make purchases at almost anywhere that debit cards or credit cards are accepted.
Samsung Pay uses an encrypted digital token to replace sensitive card information to prevent fraud. Transactions made on Samsung Pay require registered fingerprint or PIN for authorization. The encrypted fingerprint information is stored in a separate, secure area of your device.
Users can add credit cards from Citibank as well as debit and credit cards from DBS/POSB, OCBC bank and Standard Chartered to Samsung Pay. Samsung Pay is accepted at the vast majority of merchants in Singapore, wherever MasterCard or Visa is accepted and is not limited to merchants that have updated to contactless terminals.
Selected merchants such as AmorePacific and Watsons will be having promotions starting today.