FNB and RMB Private Bank customers who own a compatible Samsung smart device now have the option to use Samsung Pay to make secure contactless payments at almost any payment terminal in South Africa.
“Samsung Pay is the latest partner wallet to be enabled by FNB, following last year’s successful launch of both Garmin Pay and Fitbit Pay,” FNB Retail CEO Raj Makanjee said in a statement.
The support for Samsung Pay comes on top of FNB’s contactless payments, which are available via any compatible Android smartphone using FNB Pay on the bank’s smartphone app.
“The bank’s support for Samsung Pay, coupled with the recent launch of the new ‘Scan to Pay’ feature on the FNB App, provides its customers with even more choice when it comes to digital payments,” said Jason Viljoen, head of digital payments for FNB.
Justin Hume, director of integrated mobility at Samsung South Africa, said the solution uses the company’s “defence-grade” Samsung Knox security platform and biometric authentication through iris or fingerprint scanning.
FNB customers can download the Samsung Pay app from the Google Play store, register or login if they already have a profile, scan their cheque or credit (FNB Business credit cards excluded) cards with the camera, select the preferred method of authentication and verify the details to begin making payments.
Samsung Pay can be used on the following devices: Galaxy S10+, S10, S10e, Galaxy Note9, Note8, S9/S9+, S8/S8+, S7/S7 edge, A8 (2018), A7 (2017) and A5 (2017), Galaxy Watch, Gear S3 Watch and Gear Sport Watch. — (c) 2019 NewsCentral Media