Samsung Pay extended to Malaysia, Russia and Thailand

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Samsung’s universal mobile payment solution Samsung Pay is now extended to three new countries – Malaysia, Russia and Thailand. A dozen other countries will be added by the end of 2016.

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The mobile payment service though was launched last year, was restricted to users in South Korea. Samsung said it was partnering with Masterpass in the U.S. and will roll out online payments globally for convenient online transaction experience. Masterpass is a digital wallet service offered by Mastercard.

“Enabling our cardholders to use Samsung Pay to shop online via Masterpass is the latest example of our work – alongside our banks, merchants and digital partners – to deliver rich, innovative, compelling and secure ways to pay and get paid across all channels and devices, redefining commerce globally,” said Garry Lyons, Chief Innovation Officer at Mastercard.

Samsung Pay users can take advantage of express checkout solution that stores their Mastercard debit or credit card with shipping information for quick online transactions.

Customers can conveniently make purchases from a computer, tablet or smartphone. And users can authenticate transactions using secure methods including a fingerprint scanner which is built into Samsung’s mobile devices.

For consumers in the U.S., Samsung Pay will support in-app payments. All you need to do is select the cards loaded within the app during checkout. As of now, in-app payments will be available for shopping on Velocity, Raise, Fancy, Hello Vino, Wish and Touch of Modern. There is also the new ‘Deals’ feature to locate discounts and coupons at nearby stores and restaurants. Users will be able to find and redeem instant savings within the Samsung Pay app.

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