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Samsung Pay reports 1.3bn transactions since launch

Samsung Pay now available in six continents, accelerating global expansion — Samsung — “Originally launched in South Korea on August 20, 2015, Samsung Pay has experienced significant global growth and is now available in six continents and 24 markets, including the latest market, South Africa… Samsung recently passed more than 1.3bn transactions globally.”


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Chase Pay links up with Samsung Pay to let cardholders pay with NFC and MST

Chase Pay and Samsung Pay join forces — Samsung — “Chase Pay customers with compatible flagship Samsung Galaxy smartphones now have the option to link Chase Pay to Samsung Pay. This means that customers will now be able to use Samsung Pay’s Magnetic Secure Transmission (MST) technology, along with NFC, to pay with the Chase Pay app at millions of merchants in the United States by simply tapping the payment terminal.”


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Samsung Pay goes live in Mexico

Samsung Pay now available in Mexico — Samsung — “To bring this service to Mexico, Samsung strategically partnered with some of the country’s leading financial partners, including payment providers (American Express, MasterCard and Visa); banks (Banorte, Banregio, Citibanamex, HSBC and Santander); and banking acquirers, services and tools such as Clip and iZettle… Samsung Pay’s entry into the Mexican market marks the second Latin American country to receive the service and the 20th market worldwide.”


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Samsung Pay adds Visa, Mastercard, Amex and Interac debit options in Canada

Samsung Pay expands in Canada with new partners — Samsung Electronics Canada — “Following a successful introduction with CIBC in the Canadian market, Samsung remains committed to enhancing Samsung Pay and making it a holistic digital wallet extending beyond credit cards with the introduction of debit cards and new partners including Interac Debit, Scotiabank, American Express Canada, ATB Financial, Visa Canada and Mastercard. In addition, Samsung Pay will be made available soon to Tangerine and Peoples Card Services customers.”


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eMarketer raises mobile payments forecast for China

eMarketer projects surge in mobile payments in China — eMarketer — “eMarketer has raised its projections by more than 86% for 2017, and now expects 461.4 million people in the country to use a phone to pay at the POS… By 2021, 79.3% of smartphone users will be tapping, scanning and swiping at the POS. By comparison, the US will have 31% of users doing so, and that figure will be 23% in Germany.”







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Samsung Pay boss reveals plans for ‘more aggressive expansion’

Thomas Ko of Samsung

Samsung Pay is planning “more and more aggressive expansion”, global general manager Thomas Ko has told NFC World in an exclusive interview at Money2020 in Las Vegas, as it emerged a new Deals feature will go live next month and the mobile payments service will operate in Malaysia and Thailand by the end of the year... More






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Samsung responds to LoopPay hack

Samsung Pay in action at an contactless POS terminal

Samsung has responded to a New York Times report that claimed a hacking group affiliated with the Chinese government penetrated the corporate network of LoopPay, the inventor of Magnetic Secure Transmission (MST) technology that was acquired in February to form a core part of Samsung Pay... More


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NYT reports on LoopPay breach

A hacking group affiliated with the Chinese government penetrated the corporate network of LoopPay, the inventor of the Magnetic Secure Transmission (MST) technology that was acquired in February 2015 to form a core part of Samsung Pay, the New York Times reports... More