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Samsung Pay expands its presence in UAE

Samsung has partnered with Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank (Debit Cards), Dubai Islamic Bank, Finance House, MAF Najm Cards and Noor Bank to enable their customers in UAE access the leading digital payment and digital wallet solutions of Samsung Pay. The announcement of these five new issuer partnerships extends Samsung Pay’s partnership ecosystem to provide greater flexibility, access, and choice for customers, while also accelerating mobile payment adoption.

Samsung Pay is a beneficial, secure, and simple mobile payment service that can be used by consumers to make purchases almost anywhere that they can swipe or tap their credit or debit cards.

“Consumers in the UAE and throughout the Middle East are digitally in-tune and continue to seek and harness the convenience of digital-first solutions. Since its inception, Samsung Pay has provided unparalleled choice, flexibility and access to users across the region via safe and secure payment solutions,” said Mohammad Gharaibeh, Head of Enterprise, Mobile Business at Samsung Gulf Electronics. “Through our ever-expanding network of financial partners, we are thrilled to include and welcome ADCB, Dubai Islamic Bank, Finance House, MAF Najm cards and Noor Bank, to the Samsung Pay ecosystem, and we are sure their customers will take advantage of our widely accepted, leading mobile payment solution.”

Samsung Pay works with Samsung’s patented Magnetic Secure Transmission (MST) technology as well as with Near Field Communication (NFC). MST replicates a card swipe by wirelessly transmitting magnetic waves from the supported Samsung device to a standard card reader. Through MST, Samsung Pay will work seamlessly on most point of sale terminals in the UAE. The UAE was the first country in the Middle East to introduce the service and the 14th in the world, following successful launches in the United States, Korea, Russia and more.

In the UAE, Samsung Pay is currently available for the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+, Galaxy Note 9, Galaxy Note 8 , Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, Galaxy S6 Edge+, Note 5, Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A7 (2016) and Galaxy A8 Series (2018). Samsung Pay is also available for the Gear S3.

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