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News: Samsung Pay launches in the United Kingdom

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The Guru    1,458
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As expected, Samsung Pay has today launched in the United Kingdom. This news comes less than three weeks after the mobile payment platform made its way to Hong Kong, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand and the UAE, bumping the total of supported regions up to more than fifteen.

Unfortunately, Samsung is still yet to provide a list of supported financial institutes (we’ll update this post when it does), but we expect all of the big banks to be compatible from the word go, including HSBC, Lloyds, NatWest and Santander, in addition to American Express.

We should probably point out that while Samsung Pay is available in the region starting today, you may experience some difficulty when trying to register for an account. If this turns out to be the case, simply close the application and try again in a couple of hours.

To get started with Samsung Pay in the UK, download the application from Galaxy Apps.


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neilm    852
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Installed and working here.

Unfortunately, Lloyds Bank is not yet supported, but I've registered and used a Nationwide debit card successfully, 

I like that you need to enter  'payment mode' by using a fingerprint or iris before making the payment. 

[Edit- currently only Nationwide, Santander and MBNA are supported for Samsung Pay]

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I've added my Santander card but have ye to try it yet on my S7 Edge. Fingerprint only for me of course :) It does look lie it will be pretty cool and the added authentication is a good security measure. Handy that it works with my third party launcher too, so looks to be much sweeter than Android Pay.

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