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Samsung Pay to go live in Spain with CaixaBank

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FIRST IN SPAIN: CaixaBank is adding Samsung Pay to its HCE mobile payments app

Customers of Spain’s CaixaBank will be the first in the country to be able to use Samsung Pay, following a partnership between the bank and Samsung that will see the mobile payment service added as an option to CaixaBank’s host card emulation (HCE) based mobile payment app.

“Through this move, the bank becomes the first bank in Spain to include the mobile payment service, Samsung Pay, in its payment method offer,” CaixaBank says. “Customers from CaixaBank and imaginBank will be the first to enjoy this safe and simple mobile payment service, which can be used to make purchases almost anywhere you can currently pay with a contactless credit or debit card.”

“The service has been tested over the last few weeks and will be offered to customers in the coming months,” the bank adds. “After the launch of the service, users can download their CaixaBank debit or credit cards on their smartphones in order to make payments.”

Samsung Pay was launched in Korea in August 2015 and in the US in September 2015. It is due to go live in China in early 2016 as well as Australia, Brazil and Singapore.

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