[Update: More details] Samsung Pay launches in the UK
As expected, Samsung Pay has today launched in the United Kingdom. This news comes less than three weeks after the mobile payment platform made its way to Hong Kong, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand and the UAE, bumping the total of supported regions up to more than fifteen.
Unfortunately, Samsung is still yet to provide a list of supported financial institutes (we’ll update this post when it does), but we expect all of the big banks to be compatible from the word go, including HSBC, NatWest and Santander, in addition to American Express.
We should probably point out that while Samsung Pay is available in the region starting today, you may experience some difficulty when trying to register for an account. If this turns out to be the case, simply close the application and try again in a couple of hours.
To get started with Samsung Pay in the UK, download the application from Galaxy Apps.
Update: American Express, HSBC and Nationwide are the only three financial institutes supporting Samsung Pay in the region from the get-go.