Samsung Pay picks up support for more banks, including Chase
Adding a payment card to a mobile payment service used to be so easy: you’d fire up Google Wallet, enter in the details from basically whatever card you had on hand, and you were good to go. But the new generation of mobile payment services we have with us now is a little more picky about where its funds come from, and everyone from Apple to Google needs to work out an arrangement with your card issuer first before you can get started tapping and paying with their systems. That’s very much the case for Samsung, as well, and today we learn of a bunch of new banks who have just inked deals with the company, readying their cards for use with Samsung Pay.
The noteworthy name on this list is Chase, one of the “big four” banks in the US. The ability for its users to link their payment cards with Samsung Pay is a major step forward in mainstream acceptance of Samsung’s system.
In addition to Chase credit and debit cards, Samsung Pay picks up support for SunTrust, Citizens Equity First Credit Union, Randolph-Brooks Federal Credit Union, Security Service Federal Credit Union, State Employees’ Credit Union, and Virginia Credit Union Master Cards, as well as Navy Federal Credit Union debit and Visa cards.
Holders of these cards will now be able to link them with Samsung’s app, and get started making payments both through NFC terminals, and with traditional credit card POS systems thanks to Samsung’s magstripe emulation tech.