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LG Electronics unleashes mobile payments in South Korea

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Watch out Samsung Pay, but South Korean titan LG Electronics has unleashed its mobile payment service in the country. Called LG Pay, it will be offered first as a service that allows users to pay offline in the same way as a credit card. Its use is limited at the moment to Shinhan, KB, BC […]

Mobile money could make Africa the new boss

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Samsung Pay has officially launched in the UK, continuing the evolution of the digital economy, but does this technology have the potential to disrupt the global pecking order?

Samsung Pay makes its UK debut

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Samsung Pay has arrived in the UK with Visa keen to reveal that its account holders can use their compatible Samsung smartphones for purchases worldwide. In terms of Visa, the service is available to its cardholders who bank with MBNA, Nationwide and Santander. Samsung adds that its app can be used with HSBC (Mastercard and […]

Samsung Pay lands in four more nations

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Samsung Pay is expanding to four more countries – with official launches in Sweden and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and it enters early access in Hong Kong and Switzerland. The launches in the UAE and Sweden are Samsung Pay’s first markets in the Middle East and the Nordics. Last month, Nordea launched the beta […]

India’s proposed m-wallet rules don’t hinder Samsung Pay launch


While the Indian government works toward a digital economy, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is soliciting feedback through 31 March on guidelines for prepaid payment instruments (PPI) that could adversely affect issuers of prepaid products, including mobile wallets. Banking Technology‘s sister publication Paybefore reports that the biggest sticking points with industry players pertain to […]

Samsung Pay makes its India debut

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Digital payments app, Samsung Pay, has been launched in India. Access is limited to those who signed up for the early access programme and available only on its mid-segment and flagship Samsung Galaxy devices.

SEB supports Samsung Pay in Sweden

Samsung Pay comes to Sweden

SEB is among the first banks in Sweden to offer Samsung Pay functionality to its customers.

Nordea brings Samsung Pay to customers in Sweden

Samsung Pay comes to Sweden

Nordea has launched the beta version of Samsung Pay in Sweden. The bank’s customers can use this new payment service to make in-store payments with their mobile phones.

Fifth Third swings for the mobile wallet fences

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Go big or go home: Fifth Third on Wednesday (11 January) said that its customers can now use five major mobile wallet providers, with debit and credit card purchases via the recently added Android Pay and Microsoft Wallet, along with previous partners Apple Pay, Samsung Pay and Masterpass. The deal comes amid a heady time […]

Payments round-up: 2 September 2016

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Time flies, so we’ve devised a quick fix. Here’s a round-up of key events in the payments space. In China, Qilong and Shenzhen Qianhai Exce-card Technology (SQEC) have formed a strategic agreement to co-ordinate with banks to issue China Union Pay audio bank cards. The latter make sounds when the buttons on the cards are […]