Samsung Pay has added another local bank to its roster, with the tech company announcing a new partnership with ANZ.
Richard Fink, Vice President, IT & Mobile Division at Samsung Electronics Australia, says that “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.”
“ANZ customers can now benefit from Samsung Pay’s unique features, such as our three-layered security system, and can enjoy using the service anywhere you can pay with a contactless credit or debit card,” Fink says.
ANZ Managing Director Product Bob Belan was similarly upbeat about the announcement, saying “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.”
According to him, “the addition of Samsung Pay further enhances ANZ’s leadership position in payments innovation and in bringing mobile wallet solutions to consumers in the Australian market.”
The move comes just weeks after a similar partnership was announced between Samsung’s mobile payment service and Cuscal.
The number of banks offering support for Samsung Pay within Australia is quite sizeable, including Australian Unity, Bank Australia, Bank of Sydney, Beyond Bank Australia, Big Sky Building Society, Catalyst Money, Central Coast Credit Union, Central Murray Credit Union, Community First Credit Union, Credit Union SA, CUA, Customs Bank, Defence Bank, Firefighters Mutual Bank, First Option Credit Union, Holiday Coast Credit Union, Horizon Credit Union, Illawarra Credit Union, Intech Bank, MyState, Nexus Mutual, Northern Beaches Credit Union, P&N Bank, People’s Choice Credit Union, Police Bank, QT Mutual Bank, Queenslanders Credit Union, Reliance Bank, SCU, Select ENCOMPASS Credit Union, South West Slopes Credit Union, Teachers Mutual Bank, The Mac, The Rock, UniBank, Unity Bank, WAW Credit Union Co-Operative and Woolworths Employees’ Credit Union Limited, Westpac, Citibank and American Express.