Starling Bank, the leading mobile-only bank recently voted Britain’s Best British Bank 2018, has partnered with Samsung Electronics and announced today that Samsung Pay is now available to Starling customers.
This means that Starling customers with Samsung devices will now be able to use Samsung Pay as a fast and secure way to pay almost anywhere that contactless payments are accepted and without ever having to get their card from their wallet.
Samsung Pay is easy to use. Customers launch it by swiping up from the bottom edge of their smartphone screen. They can use iris, fingerprint or PIN to prove their identity, and simply tap their device on a payment terminal to make a payment. Samsung Pay allows customers to use contactless payment for transactions over £30, subject to merchant policies. Samsung Pay also offers exclusive functionality with TfL, that allows users to set a payment card up as ‘transport card’ to use on all TfL services and most National Rail services in London, allowing them to simply tap their phone against the card reader, eliminating the need to wake their phone.
Samsung customers who do not yet have a Starling account, can open one in a matter of minutes and for free, after downloading the app from the Google Play Store.