Westpac Brings Samsung Pay To Its Customers

12 April 2017
Westpac has become the first Australian-owned bank to offer Samsung Pay to its customers.

Westpac first to offer samsung pay

Westpac joins Citi and American Express, who already offer Samsung Pay to customers in Australia, as the first Australian-owned bank to offer this function.

The ‘big four’ bank announced a partnership with Samsung Electronics Australia to provide Samsung Pay to Westpac MasterCard and Visa credit and debit cardholders.

As of yesterday, Westpac customers are able to use Samsung Pay to make fast and easy payments almost anywhere in the world.

Westpac already offers Android Pay and Westpac Tap & Pay, and now consumers can also choose to use Samsung Pay to make contactless payments with Samsung smartphones or smartwatches.

Westpac: ‘First Australian-owned bank to offer this choice’

George Frazis, Chief Executive Consumer Bank at Westpac Group said they are pleased to be the first Australian-owned bank to provide this option and give more flexibility and convenience to their customers.

“Our mobile customers want access to the best technology and in addition to the recent launch of the Westpac Keyboard, Samsung Pay is another example of a digital solution that offers our customers more flexibility, convenience, and choice,” Frazis said.

Richard Fink, Vice President, Mobile Division at Samsung Australia said, “We know Australians use their smartphones every day to enjoy content, stay connected and organise their lives.

“Partnering with Westpac will bring the security and convenience of Samsung Pay to millions of Australians.”

To be eligible for Samsung Pay, customers must be registered for Westpac’s SMS Protect, which is a free service to safeguard mobile banking.

Every transaction will need to be authenticated by your fingerprint, an iris scan, or a 4-digit PIN number.

Source: Samsung Pay

Which Westpac cards are eligible for Samsung Pay?

MasterCard Products VISA Products
  1. Altitude Black World Mastercard
  2. Altitude Black World Qantas Mastercard
  3. Altitude Business Mastercard
  4. Altitude Business Qantas Mastercard
  5. Altitude Business Gold Mastercard
  6. Altitude Business Gold Qantas Mastercard
  7. Altitude Platinum Mastercard
  8. Altitude Platinum Qantas Mastercard
  9. Altitude Platinum Plus Mastercard
  10. Altitude Platinum Plus Qantas Mastercard
  11. Altitude Platinum Plus Private Bank Mastercard
  12. Altitude Mastercard
  13. Altitude Qantas Mastercard
  14. Earth Black World Mastercard
  15. Earth Platinum Plus Mastercard
  16. Earth Platinum Mastercard
  17. Earth Mastercard
  18. Ignite Mastercard
  19. Low Rate Mastercard
  20. 55 Day Mastercard
  21. 55 Day Gold Mastercard
  22. Westpac Debit Mastercard
  1. Altitude Business Gold Visa Card
  2. Altitude Business Gold Qantas Visa Card
  3. Altitude Business Platinum Visa Card
  4. Altitude Platinum Visa Card
  5. Altitude Platinum Qantas Visa Card
  6. Altitude Platinum Plus Visa Card
  7. Altitude Platinum Plus Qantas Visa Card
  8. Altitude Platinum Plus Private Bank Visa Card
  9. Altitude Platinum Plus Private Bank Qantas Visa Card
  10. Altitude Qantas Visa Card
  11. Altitude Visa Card
  12. Singapore Airlines Westpac Gold Visa Card
  13. Singapore Airlines Westpac Platinum Visa Card
  14. 55 Day Platinum Visa
  15. 55 Day Visa Card
  16. Low Rate Visa Card

Source: Westpac

Which devices are compatible with Samsung Pay?

  • Galaxy S8
  • Galaxy S8+
  • Galaxy S7
  • Galaxy S7 edge
  • Galaxy S6 edge+
  • Galaxy Note 5
  • Galaxy A5 and A7
  • Galaxy S6
  • Galaxy S6 edge

Source: Samsung

Other banks to get on board with Samsung?

Westpac has managed to secure the deal with Samsung but it’s likely Samsung is looking to have another ‘big four’ bank on board to increase its market share.

Australia currently has the highest rate of people using contactless payments, and it is possible that another ‘big four’ bank could soon partner with Samsung Pay.

Along with Westpac, Samsung Pay is currently available for use with Citi and American Express cards.

Featured Image: iStock | Chameleonseye

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