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, instead of using your credit card. It is currently available for American Express, Citi and Westpac customers, with plans for more partnerships with other Australian banks in the near future.

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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Westpac Low Rate Card

0% p.a. for 16 months on balance transfers
with no balance transfer fee

Offer ends 31 March 2020

Eligibility criteria, terms and conditions, fees and charges apply

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The Westpac Low Rate credit card features a long-term balance transfer offer and a low variable interest rate on purchases.

  • 0% p.a. for 16 months on balance transfers (reverts to 21.49% p.a.)
  • Variable interest rate of 13.74% p.a. on purchases
  • $59 annual fee and additional cardholder at no extra cost
  • Offers Smartplan to make payments in monthly instalments
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Comparison of Credit Cards with Samsung Pay

Updated January 24th, 2020
Name Product Bonus Points Rewards Program Rewards Points per $ spent Purchase rate (p.a.) Annual fee
Westpac Low Rate Card
2019 Winner
Westpac Low Rate Card
13.74% p.a.
$59 p.a.
A no frills, low rate card offering 0% p.a. interest on balance transfers for the first 16 months, with no balance transfer fee.
American Express Platinum Edge Credit Card
Membership Rewards Ascent
Amex
1
20.74% p.a.
$195 p.a.
Receive a yearly $200 Travel Credit and complimentary domestic and international travel insurance, plus 0% p.a. for 12 months on balance transfers.
Westpac Altitude Platinum Velocity - Online Offer
40,000 bonus points
Velocity Frequent Flyer
Visa/MC
0.5
20.49% p.a.
$200 p.a.
Receive 40,000 bonus Velocity Points when you spend $2,000 within 90 days. Plus, a 0% p.a. balance transfer and yearly upgrade vouchers.
Virgin No Annual Fee Credit Card
18.99% p.a.
$0 p.a.
Offers 0% p.a. for 12 months on balance transfers and up to 55 days interest-free on purchases, all for a $0 annual fee.
American Express Velocity Platinum Card
100,000 bonus points
Velocity Frequent Flyer
Amex
1.25
20.74% p.a.
$375 p.a.
Get 100,000 bonus Velocity Points when you spend $3,000 for the first 3 months. Plus, 100 Status Credits and luxury travel perks.
Westpac Altitude Black - Velocity
80,000 bonus points
Velocity Frequent Flyer
Visa/MC
0.75
20.49% p.a.
$300 p.a.
Earn 80,000 bonus Velocity Points when you meet the spend requirement. Plus, complimentary seat upgrades and lounge passes.
Virgin Money Low Rate Credit Card
11.99% p.a.
$49 p.a.
Get a $49 annual fee, 10% cashback on purchases made in the first 3 months (capped at $100) and a 14-month balance transfer.
NAB Qantas Rewards Signature Card
120,000 bonus points
Qantas Frequent Flyer
Visa/MC
1
19.99% p.a.
$295 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($395 p.a. thereafter)
Collect up to 120,000 bonus Qantas Points. Get 90k when you spend $3,000 on eligible purchases in the first 60 days and 30k after 12 months.
American Express Gold Business Card
Membership Rewards Ascent
Amex
1.5
N/A
$169 p.a.
ABN holders w/ $75,000 revenue. A business card with no pre-set spending limit, data feeds to MYOB and up to 51 days to pay for purchases.
American Express Explorer Credit Card
50,000 bonus points
Membership Rewards
Amex
2
20.74% p.a.
$395 p.a.
Get 50,000 bonus points when you spend $3,000 in the first 3 months, a yearly $400 Travel Credit and 2 entries per year to the Amex Lounge.
Westpac Altitude Platinum Card - Online Offer
40,000 bonus points
Westpac Altitude Rewards
Visa/MC
1
20.49% p.a.
$150 p.a.
Earn 40,000 bonus Altitude Points when you spend $2,000 within 90 days of card approval. Plus, a 0% p.a. balance transfer offer for 20 months.
Qantas American Express Ultimate Card
55,000 bonus points
Qantas Frequent Flyer
Amex
1.25
20.74% p.a.
$450 p.a.
Get 55,000 bonus Qantas Points, a $450 Qantas Travel Credit and 2 yearly complimentary Qantas Club lounge invitations.
NAB Low Rate Platinum Card
0% for 15 months, reverts to 13.99% p.a.
$100 p.a.
Enjoy a 0% p.a. interest rate offer on purchases for 15 months and the protection of 7 complimentary insurances including overseas travel insurance.
Virgin Australia Velocity Flyer Card - Balance Transfer Offer
30,000 bonus points
Velocity Frequent Flyer
Visa/MC
0.66
20.74% p.a.
$129 p.a.
Save with a 0% p.a. interest rate on balance transfers for the first 22 months. Plus, collect up to 30,000 bonus Velocity Points.
NAB Rewards Business Signature Card
100,000 bonus points
NAB Rewards
Visa/MC
1.25
18.5% p.a.
$175 p.a.
Earn 100,000 bonus points when you spend $4,000 on everyday business purchases in the first 60 days of account opening. ABN required.

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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 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?

If you're a Citi or American Express customer, you'll need to make sure that your Samsung smartphone is compatible with Samsung Pay. At the moment, 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.

At the moment, 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.

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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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Credit Cards Comparison

Updated January 24th, 2020
Name Product Purchase rate (p.a.) Balance transfer rate Annual fee
HSBC Platinum Credit Card - Balance Transfer Offer
19.99% p.a.
0% p.a. for 22 months
$129 p.a.
Enjoy a balance transfer offer, yearly annual fee refund, airport lounge passes and complimentary insurance covers.
ANZ Frequent Flyer Black
20.24% p.a.
20.24% p.a.
$425 p.a.
Earn 120,000 bonus Qantas Points & $275 back when you spend $4,000 in the first 3 months. Plus, airport lounge passes.
St.George Vertigo Classic
13.99% p.a.
0% p.a. for 18 months
$55 p.a.
Get 0% p.a. interest for up to 18 months on balance transfers with no balance transfer fee. Plus, a low annual fee and purchase rate.

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