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Nedbank customers in South Africa now able to use Samsung Pay

Samsung Pay reached a new milestone in South Africa earlier this year when it recorded 2 million transactions, and now the online payment platform is expanding to reach Nedbank’s customers. They can register their Visa, Mastercard, and American Express cards to Samsung Pay and make payments using their compatible smartphones and smartwatches.

In addition, the company is making Samsung Pay available on more smartphones in South Africa, with the Galaxy A30s being the latest addition to the list. The idea is to give more customers access to the platform, and the Galaxy A30s was chosen thanks to its relative success on the market. Here are all of the company’s devices that are compatible with Samsung Pay in South Africa as of this writing:

Samsung Pay now has 11 partners in South Africa

Nedbank is the 11th institution to embrace Samsung Pay in South Africa. Aside from Nedbank, the list includes Absa, Standard Bank, FNB, RMB Private Bank, Discovery Bank, Investec, Virgin Money, British Airways, Visa, and Mastercard.

Samsung Pay was released in South Africa in mid-2018. Since then, the company launched the platform in two additional markets including Indonesia and Kazakhstan. It’s unclear where the Korean tech giant will launch Samsung Pay next, but it was planning to improve the platform in existing markets and launch in new ones throughout 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic may have slowed down progress in this respect; however, the world at large is turning more and more towards cash-less payment solutions, and this would be the perfect time for Samsung Pay to become available in more markets.

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