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Credit cards with Samsung Pay

Leave your wallet at home and save time at the register by paying with a Samsung smartphone. Find out more and compare Samsung Pay credit cards here.

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Samsung Pay is an app that allows you to make tap-and-go payments from your Samsung phone or compatible device. It is supported by many Australian banks and credit card providers – including American Express, ANZ, Citi, CommBank, NAB and Westpac.

Use this guide to learn more about Samsung Pay, including how it works and current credit cards that are compatible with this mobile payment option.

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  • First-year annual fee of $295 ($395 p.a. thereafter)
  • 19.99% p.a. purchase interest rate | 21.74% p.a. cash advance rate
  • Minimum credit limit of $15,000
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% p.a.
Name Product Balance transfer rate Purchase rate Bonus points Annual fee Amount saved
NAB Qantas Rewards Signature Card
0% p.a. for 6 months with 2% balance transfer fee
19.99% p.a.
110,000
$295 annual fee for the first year ($395 p.a. thereafter)
Up to 110,000 bonus Qantas Points (90,000 when you spend $3,000 in the first 60 days and 20k after 12 months)
ANZ Low Rate
0% p.a. for 20 months
12.49% p.a.
N/A
$0 annual fee for the first year ($58 p.a. thereafter)
Save with 0% p.a. on balance transfers for 20 months (with no BT fee) and $0 first-year annual fee. Plus a 12.49% p.a. purchase interest rate.
Citi Rewards Card - Balance Transfer Offer
0% p.a. for 30 months
21.49% p.a.
N/A
$49 annual fee for the first year ($149 p.a. thereafter)
Save on interest with 0% p.a. on balance transfers for 30 months with no balance transfer fee. Plus, a $49 first-year annual fee.
Qantas American Express Premium Card
20.74% p.a.
30,000
$249
Enjoy 30,000 bonus Qantas Points, 2 complimentary Qantas Club lounge invitations per year and the protection of complimentary insurance covers.
ANZ Platinum Credit Card
20.24% p.a.
0% p.a. for 17 months, reverts to 20.24% p.a.
N/A
$0 annual fee for the first year ($87 p.a. thereafter)
Receive a 0% purchase rate offer for 17 months and a $0 first-year annual fee. Plus, complimentary overseas travel and medical insurance.
Virgin Australia Velocity Flyer Card - Balance Transfer Offer
0% p.a. for 26 months
20.74% p.a.
N/A
$64 annual fee for the first year ($129 p.a. thereafter)
Get 0% p.a. for 26 months on balance transfers and a reduced first-year annual fee. Plus, $129 Virgin Australia Gift Voucher per year.
Westpac Low Rate Card
0% p.a. for 28 months with 1% balance transfer fee
13.74% p.a.
N/A
$0 annual fee for the first year ($59 p.a. thereafter)
Save with a $0 annual fee for the first year, plus, a 0% interest rate on balance transfers for 28 months.
Citi Clear Card
0% p.a. for 15 months
14.99% p.a.
N/A
$49 annual fee for the first year ($99 p.a. thereafter)
Get $250 cashback when you spend $3,000 within the first 90 days. Plus, a 0% balance transfer offer and first-year annual fee discount.
NAB Low Rate Credit Card
0% p.a. for 20 months with 2% balance transfer fee
12.99% p.a.
N/A
$59
Get a 0% p.a. interest rate for 20 months on balance transfers, Visa Offers + Perks and a competitive $59 ongoing annual fee.
American Express Platinum Edge Credit Card
20.74% p.a.
N/A
$195
Get $200 travel credit per year to spend on eligible flights, accommodation, car hire and more. Plus, earn up to 3 points per $1 on eligible spending.

Virgin Money No Annual Fee Credit Card
0% p.a. for 12 months
0% p.a. for 12 months, reverts to 18.99% p.a.
N/A
$0
Save with an ongoing $0 annual fee and 0% p.a. on balance transfers and purchases for 12 months.
NAB Low Fee Card
0% p.a. for 6 months with 2% balance transfer fee
19.74% p.a.
N/A
$30
Receive complimentary insurance covers and 0% p.a. for 6 months on balance transfers.
Citi Rewards Card - Velocity Points Offer
0% p.a. for 15 months
21.49% p.a.
100,000
$99 annual fee for the first year ($199 p.a. thereafter)
Enjoy 100,000 bonus Velocity Points when you spend $3,000 in the first 90 days. Plus, complimentary travel and purchase insurance.
American Express Velocity Platinum Card
20.74% p.a.
50,000
$375
Get 50,000 bonus Velocity Points when you spend $3,000 for the first 3 months. Plus, 100 Status Credits and luxury travel perks.
American Express Qantas Business Rewards Card
N/A
120,000
$450
ABN holders w/ $75,000 revenue. Get 120,000 bonus Qantas Points, 2 yearly Qantas Club lounge passes and 3x points on eligible Qantas flights.
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How does Samsung Pay work?

Samsung Pay uses NFC (Near Field Communication) and MST (Magnetic Secure Transaction) technology embedded in Samsung devices to allow you to make payments at the checkout. Instead of tapping your credit card against the payment machine, you just swipe up on your smartphone screen, authenticate the transaction using your fingerprint and tap your phone against the contactless terminal.

The phone must be within 3cm of the terminal to complete the payment. If your purchase is over $100, you can still use Samsung Pay, but you'll be required to type in your credit card's 4-digit PIN instead of using your fingerprint.

Which devices are compatible with Samsung Pay?

The app is available from the Samsung Galaxy S6 onwards, which all have the integrated NFC chip and a magnetic coil built into them. This includes the Galaxy S6, S6 Edge+, Note 5, Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge.

How to install Samsung Pay

  1. On the Home screen, select Apps.
  2. Touch Samsung Pay.
  3. Select INSTALL to download the file.
  4. If there are updates to the built-in application, touch INSTALL.
  5. Touch OPEN to start using Samsung Pay.

How to add your card details to your Samsung Pay app

When you open the Samsung Pay app, you'll be asked to register your cards. You can register your card by scanning your physical card with Samsung Pay or manually inputting the card information. Then, depending on your bank's policies, Samsung Pay will prompt you to verify your identity through a text message or phone call. It can take up to 10 minutes for the registration to complete.

You can register up to 10 payment cards under 1 Samsung Pay account. Please note that your bank may have separate terms and conditions regarding how many cards you can register with Samsung Pay, so make sure to confirm this directly if you want to register multiple cards.

Full list of Australian banks that support Samsung Pay

Is Samsung Pay safe to use?

Samsung Pay was designed to be just as safe, if not safer, than regular contactless card payments. Samsung Pay uses Tokenisation, a Secure Environment and Samsung KNOX to keep your payment information safe. What does this mean?

  • Tokenisation. None of your personal bank information is stored on your Samsung device or the Samsung service. Instead, Samsung Pay uses Tokenisation to replace your sensitive payment information (such as the card number, expiration date, security code etc) with a device-specific token which acts as a stand-in value.
  • Secure Environment. A Secure Environment, sometimes referred to as a Trusted Execution Environment, refers to the physically segregated chip in the card that only allows access to highly sensitive operations such as fingerprint and payment information. Normal applications can't access the information in a Secure Environment.
  • Samsung KNOX. Samsung KNOX runs scans to determine whether or not your device is secure. Samsung KNOX can permanently disable Samsung Pay on a threatened device to protect your payment information.

In addition to these features, you can use Samsung's "Find My Mobile" service to remotely lock or wipe your device if it is lost or stolen. This ensures that no one else can use your Samsung phone for contactless payments. Please note that this means that you'll have to register your cards again if you get a new phone, as no data will be stored in the application.

If you're not with American Express, Citi and Westpac but are looking forward to using Samsung's contactless payment technology, keep checking finder for the latest information on which banks join the Samsung Pay ranks. If you don't use a Samsung device, you can use our Google Pay and Apple Pay guides to compare your options.

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