ANZ is the first of Australia’s big banks to offer its customers both Samsung Pay and Apple Pay.
The contactless mobile payments service, Samsung Pay, is now accessible for millions of Australians who have an eligible ANZ Visa debit or credit card and a compatible Samsung device.
Samsung Pay is a secure and easy-to-use mobile payments service available on compatible Samsung devices, including the Gear S3 smartwatch and the recently released Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones.
Commenting on the partnership, ANZ Managing Director Product, Bob Belan said, “We are pleased to be delivering another innovative mobile wallet solution specifically for Samsung devices – something that ANZ customers have told us is relevant and important to them.”
“Samsung has strong device market share in Australia and many of our customers love its open approach to technology, so it made sense for us to work with them in bringing this convenient and secure mobile payments solution to our customers.”
According to Belan, the addition of Samsung Pay enhances ANZ’s leadership position in payments innovation and in bringing mobile wallet solutions to consumers in the Australian market.
With the addition of ANZ, Samsung Pay has now paired with over 40 payment card brands and has over 100 different types of loyalty cards loaded onto Samsung Pay – helping to make everyday payments and loyalty point collections simple and secure.
Samsung Pay has more than 870 bank partnerships worldwide and there has been more than 240 million transactions processed over the past year and a half.
“At ANZ, we believe our customers are best placed to make their own choices about which digital wallet works best for them,” Belan said.
“Our customers can now choose to make purchases using their compatible Samsung device and eligible ANZ Visa debit or credit cards.”
Richard Fink, VP, IT & Mobile Division at Samsung Electronics Australia, said, “ANZ and Samsung share goals of developing incredible experiences for our customers through collaboration and innovation with a mutual effort to advance digital payments for the benefit of Australians.”
“We believe the convenience, security and choice that Samsung Pay offers is helping to transform the way Australians undertake everyday tasks when transacting.”