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Samsung Pay will be heading to Singapore later this year
with several banks including OCBC Bank and Standard Chartered Bank offering the
payment solution.
The South Korean tech company is also teaming up with
American Express, MasterCard and Visa to welcome the service to Singaporean
customers this year.
Samsung Pay is a cashless service that allows consumers to
purchase items at retail locations using just their Samsung smartphones.

Samsung announced on February 20 that it had reached a milestone of five
million registered users that made more than USD500 million in the first six
months of its launch.

It is stated in a media statement that there has been strong
adoption rates in South Korea and U.S. after the service was launched in August
and September last year, respectively.
Mr Anthony Seow, head of cards and unsecured loans of DBS
Bank mentioned, “As Singapore consumers move towards using more cashless
payments, our priority is to introduce a comprehensive suite of mobile banking
solutions to our customers.
“DBS’ partnership with Samsung Pay represents the next wave
in card payment solutions, allowing DBS consumers to effectively use their
smartphones as their credit and debit cards without compromising on security.”
An American Express spokesperson said: “We leverage our
unique technology and capabilities to provide our customers around the world
with seamless, differentiated experiences, giving them more flexibility and
choice for how to pay. As part of that strategy, we are excited to work with
Samsung on the expansion of Samsung Pay for our card members in Singapore. “
Samsung just announced that it will be launching the service
in China this March together with Australia, Brazil, Singapore, Spain and the
United Kingdom later in the year.
Samsung Pay is available on the latest Samsung Galaxy
devices such as the newly launched S7, S7 edge, S6, S6 edge, S6 edge+, Note5 as
well as the 2016 models of both Galaxy A5 and A7, according to a Samsung press
statement on Feb 20.

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