Faizel Patel, Radio Islam News - 05-03-2019
First National Bank (FNB) and Rand Merchant Bank (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.
Samsung Pay gives users full control of their digital payment journey by ensuring all transactions are secure and authenticated by the user.
Justin Hume, Director of Integrated Mobility for Samsung South Africa says their partnership with FNB is a giant step towards the acceleration of digital payments adoption and excellence in South Africa.
“Featuring Samsung’s defence-grade, Samsung Knox security platform and biometric authentication through iris or fingerprint scanning, users can have peace of mind that their personal payment information is safe.”
Raj Makanjee, FNB Retail CEO, says the bank is consistently looking to provide customers with a wide selection of digital payment options as secure and convenient alternatives to cash.
“Customers want the liberty to choose and switch between various payment options that complement their digital lifestyles."
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 Note 9, Note 8, S9/S9+, S8/S8+, S7/S7 edge, A8 (2018), A7 (2017) and A5 (2017), Galaxy Watch, Gear S3 Watch and Gear Sport Watch.