Samsung Pay brings contactless biometric payments to PFS cardholders in UK

Samsung will launch Samsung Pay for PFS payment cards to allow UK cardholders to make contactless payments with a PFS Mastercard using NFC with security enhanced by fingerprint authentication, PIN, or iris biometrics.

Users launch Samsung Pay by swiping up from the bottom of the screens on their mobile devices, then authenticate their identity and tap the device on a payment terminal to make a payment. The enhanced security of the digital wallet allows customers to perform contactless transactions over £30, with vendor support. The company says Samsung Pay can be used almost anywhere in the UK where Mastercard and contactless payments are accepted.

“We are able to leverage Mastercard’s advanced tokenization platform to add even more security to payments. Samsung Pay uses tokens instead of a cardholder’s account number, meaning personal information is never revealed during this ultra-convenient payment process,” says PFS Senior Project Manager for Mobile Payments Katherine Rodger. “Additionally, a unique dynamic cryptogram is generated for each transaction ensuring the same credentials can never be used more than once.”

“The future of payments is increasingly digital and PFS and Samsung are at the forefront of this fast-paced evolution,” comments PFS Commercial Director Lee Britton. “We are excited to reveal the expansion of an attractive mobile offering for clients. This partnership provides an increased number of payment choices through smartphones, smartwatches and the trend-setting wearables market as we revolutionize traditional payment methods together.”

Recent research indicates that more than a third of global internet users have already adopted mobile payments.

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