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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

Fifth Third

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 […]

Samsung Pay launches in Brazil


Samsung Electronics will roll out Samsung Pay in Brazil tomorrow (19 July), the first market in South America to introduce its mobile payment service. The service will launch with “major issuers” including Banco do Brasil, Brasil Pré-Pagos, Caixa, Porto Seguro and Santander. Additionally, Samsung says it is working with other bank partners including Banrisul, Bradesco, […]

Samsung Pay launches in Puerto Rico


Samsung Electronics is bringing Samsung Pay to Puerto Rico. Samsung Pay will support eligible credit cards from Banco Popular, Puerto Rico’s largest bank, and will be available on AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint and Claro networks in Puerto Rico. The firm says Samsung Pay is the “only” mobile wallet that allows users to pay with their compatible […]

Top fintech stories this week – 1 April 2016


Catch up on Banking Technology’s top five fintech stories of the week – all in one place! Samsung Pay launches in China Big market, big appeal. FIS and Vocalink first to supply access to Faster Payments A number of banks are also lined up to connect directly this year. UK credit unions busy with tech […]

Samsung Pay launches in China


Samsung Electronics and China UnionPay (CUP) have launched the mobile payment service Samsung Pay in China. The South Korean firm joins Apple in entering the country, as the US giant launched its mobile payment system in China last month. That was also in partnership with state-owned bankcard association CUP. Samsung Pay currently supports credit and […]