It has been a couple of years since Samsung launched its mobile payment service called Samsung Pay. It was initially made available to users in the United States and South Korea. Samsung has since expanded it gradually to more markets across the globe. Users in the United Kingdom have been anxiously waiting for Samsung Pay to go live in their country. They will be happy to find out now that the Samsung Pay UK launch has finally taken place today.
Those who own a compatible device in the United Kingdom can now download the Samsung Pay app from the Galaxy Apps Store. Samsung Pay supports the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge as well as the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge, provided that they’re running Nougat.
Samsung Pay has support for only a few financial institutions right now. Customers who are banking with MBNA, Santander, and Nationwide in the United Kingdom and have one of the few devices mentioned above will be able to start using Samsung Pay from today.
It’s also possible for users to link their London transport card with Samsung Pay. This will enable them to use their handset to pay as they go on public transport. The card works on the Tube, tram, bus, DLR, London Overground, TfL Rail, Emirates Air Line, River Bus, and almost all National Rail services in London.