AMEX cardholders to 'tap and pay' with their Samsung smartphones

AMEX have announced cardholders will soon be able to make payments using their Samsung smartphones.

It’s a win for Aussies with personal, corporate and small business AMEX credit cards who want quick and easy transactions without having to take out their wallets.

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“It’s important for us to be at the forefront of seamless and innovative payment solutions, as that’s what our customers want,” an American Express representative said. The spokesperson also described Samsung Pay as being a “unique” and “flexible” option for users.

The Samsung payment product has been kicking goals internationally as the tech company recently announced it reached a new milestone of five million registered accounts. In fact, the first six months since launching saw users processing over 500 million dollars.

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Head of Software and Service at Samsung Electronics InJong Rhee said in a statement that Samsung Pay users can look forward to seeing improvements in the product this year too. 

“We’ve already seen significant consumer adoption and we continue to see great momentum. Our aim is to expand Samsung Pay to even more locations around the world, and our customers should expect to see more features in the year to come,” he said.

A quick guide to Samsung Pay:

- AMEX card holders in Australia can soon make payments with their Samsung smartphone by swiping up on the home screen of their phone, scanning their fingerprint then paying.

- Payments are made safe by three levels of security.

- Users can pay anywhere American Express contactless payments in Australia and overseas are accepted.

- Extra features will soon include coupons, membership cards and transit passes for travelling.

If you’re keen to learn more about the age of digital wallets, visit our blog post on the technology here. You could also check in to Mozo’s debit cards or credit cards hub to find out if your current plastic has this smartphone 'tap and pay' feature, or if not switch over to one that does.

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