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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.

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.

Comparison of Credit Cards with Samsung Pay

Rates last updated September 16th, 2019
Name Product Bonus Points Rewards Program Rewards Points per $ spent Purchase rate (p.a.) Annual fee Product Description
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
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 Card - Velocity
60,000 bonus points
Velocity Frequent Flyer
0.5
20.49% p.a.
$200 p.a.
60,000 bonus Velocity Points when you spend $3,000 within 90 days of approval. Plus, complimentary Economy X Seat Upgrade Vouchers.
Westpac Low Fee Platinum Card
0% for 9 months, reverts to 20.09% p.a.
$0 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($90 p.a. thereafter)
Save with a $0 first year annual fee and a 0% p.a. interest rate for 9 months on purchases with platinum perks.
Virgin No Annual Fee Credit Card
18.99% p.a.
$0 p.a.
Offers 6.9% p.a. for 36 months on balance transfers and up to 44 days interest-free on purchases, all for a $0 annual fee.
Citi Rewards Signature Credit Card
120,000 bonus points
Citi Rewards Program
1
20.99% p.a.
$199 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($395 p.a. thereafter)
Offers 120,000 bonus reward Points, a $199 first year annual fee, airport lounge passes and premium perks.
American Express Velocity Platinum Card
50,000 bonus points
Velocity Frequent Flyer
1.25
20.74% p.a.
$375 p.a.
Get 50,000 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
0.75
20.49% p.a.
$300 p.a.
Collect 80,000 bonus Velocity Points when you meet the spend requirement. Plus, complimentary seat upgrades and lounge passes.
Citi Rewards Platinum Credit Card - Balance Transfer Offer
Citi Rewards Program
1
20.99% p.a.
$0 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($199 p.a. thereafter)
Earn reward Points per $1 spent, take advantage of a 0% p.a. for 26 month balance transfer offer, plus $0 first year annual fee.
Citi Prestige Card
150,000 bonus points
Citi Rewards Program
3
20.99% p.a.
$700 p.a.
Enjoy 150,000 bonus reward Points, unlimited airport lounge access, complimentary insurance covers and more.
Virgin Australia Velocity Flyer Card - Bonus Points Offer
70,000 bonus points
Velocity Frequent Flyer
0.66
20.74% p.a.
$64 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($129 p.a. thereafter)
Up to 70,000 bonus Velocity Points (20,000 points when you spend $1,500/month in the first 3 months plus 10,000 points after the first anniversary).
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
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 90,000 when you spend $3,000 on eligible purchases in the first 60 days and 30,000 after 12 months.
Westpac Altitude Black - Qantas
80,000 bonus points
Qantas Frequent Flyer
0.75
20.49% p.a.
$300 p.a.
Earn 80,000 bonus Qantas Points when you meet the spend requirement. Plus, 2 yearly Qantas Club lounge invitations.
American Express Gold Business Card
Membership Rewards Ascent
1.5
N/A
$169 p.a.
ABN holders w/ $75,000 p.a. revenue. A business card with no pre-set spending limit, data feeds to MYOB and up to 51 days to pay for purchases.
ANZ First
20.24% p.a.
$30 p.a.
Get up to 18 months interest-free on balance transfers and save with a low $30 annual fee. Plus, up to 55 days interest-free on purchases.
American Express Explorer Credit Card
50,000 bonus points
Membership Rewards Gateway
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
60,000 bonus points
Westpac Altitude Rewards
1
20.49% p.a.
$150 p.a.
Earn 60,000 bonus Altitude Points when you spend $3,000 within 90 days of card approval.
Citi Rewards Classic Credit Card
Citi Rewards Program
1
20.99% p.a.
$49 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($99 p.a. thereafter)
Earn Points per $1 spent and up to $50 cashback when you meet the spend criteria. Plus, a 15 per month balance transfer offer.
Qantas American Express Ultimate Card
100,000 bonus points
Qantas Frequent Flyer
1.25
20.74% p.a.
$450 p.a.
Get 100,000 bonus Qantas Points. Plus, a $450 Qantas Travel Credit and 2 complimentary Qantas Club lounge invitations per year.
NAB Rewards Business Signature Card
100,000 bonus points
NAB Rewards
1.25
18.50% 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.
Emirates Citi World Mastercard
60,000 bonus points
Emirates Skyward Miles Program
1
20.99% p.a.
$149 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($299 p.a. thereafter)
Receive up to 60,000 bonus Skywards Miles and pay half the annual fee for the first year.
Latitude Low Rate Mastercard
11.99% p.a.
$69 p.a.
Offers a competitively low interest rate and annual fee, plus up to 55 interest-free days on purchases.
BOQ Blue Visa Credit Card
Q Rewards
1
20.74% p.a.
$60 p.a.
Receive $120 cashback when you spend $500 per month on retail purchases for the first 3 months, and a 6 month interest-free balance transfer offer.
Citi Rewards Platinum Credit Card - Exclusive Offer
Citi Rewards Program
1
0% for 13 months, reverts to 20.99% p.a.
$49 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($149 p.a. thereafter)
Finder Exclusive:
Save with 0% interest on purchases and balance transfers for 13 months (with no BT fee). Plus, a discounted $49 annual fee for the first year.
BOQ Low Rate Visa Credit Card
13.49% p.a.
$55 p.a.
A no-frills card offering 0% on balance transfers for the first 14 months with no balance transfer fee. Plus, a competitive purchase interest rate.
BOQ Platinum Visa Credit Card
1,000 bonus points
Q Rewards
2
20.74% p.a.
$0 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($129 p.a. thereafter)
Enjoy 1,000 bonus Q Rewards points monthly when you meet the spend requirement, a 12-month balance transfer offer and $0 first year annual fee.

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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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