A quick how-to

Samsung Wallet for your Starling bank account

Turn your phone into your wallet. Enjoy easy and secure spending by adding your Starling debit card to Samsung Wallet.

Person paying with Samsung Wallet

How to set up your Starling debit card in Samsung Wallet

Step 1

Make sure you’ve got the Samsung Wallet app. You can download it from the Samsung Galaxy App store.

Step 2

Add your Starling debit card to Samsung Wallet by taking a photo of it or entering the details manually. Further authentication may be required.

Why use Samsung Wallet?

Samsung Wallet allows you to make quick and secure payments from your Samsung devices.

It’s easy. No need to juggle a wallet with multiple cards and cash. Just speed through purchases using your phone.

You can set up your Starling card as a ‘transport card’ to use on TFL services. This option means you don’t even need to wake your phone to pay – simply touch the middle section of your phone against the card reader.

Many shops, restaurants and other retailers accept Samsung Wallet payments over £100*.

Please note: mobile wallet functionality may not be available to all customers.

*Payment limit subject to retailer.

Samsung Wallet is compatible with...


  • Galaxy S22 S21 5G
  • S21+ 5G
  • S21 Ultra 5G
  • Note20
  • Note20 Ultra
  • S20
  • S20+
  • S20 Ultra
  • Note10+
  • Note10 5G
  • S10
  • S10+
  • S10e
  • S10 5G
  • Note9
  • S9
  • S9+
  • Note8
  • S8
  • S8+
  • Z Flip 5G
  • Z Fold2 5G
  • Fold
  • Z Flip
  • A51
  • A51 5G
  • A50
  • A71 5G


  • Samsung Galaxy Watch 5
  • Samsung Galaxy Watch 4
  • Samsung Galaxy Watch 3
  • Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
  • Samsung Galaxy Watch 4G
  • Samsung Galaxy Watch
  • Samsung Gear Sport
  • Samsung Gear S3

Frequently asked questions

  • How do I make my Starling debit card the default card?

    The last card you viewed in Samsung Wallet will automatically appear as your default card the next time you open the app. However it is possible to set your Starling card as your default card in settings.

  • What if I lose my mobile phone?

    With Samsung Wallet, each transaction is covered by your bank’s fraud protection and authenticated by your fingerprint, pin number or iris scan. Tokenisation adds an extra layer of security. It creates a unique randomised set of numbers to be used at each new transaction, so your real card number is never used from your phone. If you lose your phone or it’s stolen, use Samsung’s Find My Mobile service to find it. The cards and payment information on Samsung Wallet will remain safe and secure, but you also have the option of disabling cards remotely. You can also temporarily prevent unauthorised Samsung Wallet transactions by blocking your Starling Bank card - just contact us via web chat or email and we’ll block it for you.

    Samsung Pay is a trademark of Samsung Electronics.

Apply for a Starling bank account today and enjoy app-based banking at its best.

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