FNB enables Samsung Pay

Staff Writer
By Staff Writer, ITWeb
Johannesburg, 05 Mar 2019

First National Bank (FNB) and RMB Private Bank customers now have the option to use Samsung Pay to make contactless payments at almost any payment terminal in SA.

This is according to FNB, which says the move serves to expand its digital payment options.

Samsung Pay allows users to pay using only their smartphone at any payments terminal that supports contactless payments and those that only accept payments via swiping the user's bank card.

Jason Viljoen, head of digital payments at FNB, says: "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. 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."

"Our partnership with FNB is a giant step towards the acceleration of digital payments adoption and excellence in South Africa. We believe that the combination of mobile technology, cost-efficiency and the buying power of consumers will significantly propel the adoption of safer alternative payments.

"Samsung Pay gives users full control of their digital payment journey by ensuring all transactions are secure and authenticated by the user. 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," adds Justin Hume, director of integrated mobility for Samsung SA.

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 cards, excluding FNB Business credit cards, with the camera, select the preferred method of authentication and verify the details to begin making payments.