First Data supports Samsung Pay, now available for in-store use in the USA. Samsung Pay will be accepted across First Data’s point-of-sale devices, including the innovative Clover family of business management solutions. First Data’s STAR Network, the largest independent debit network, will also support Samsung Pay.
Recognized as a leading mobile payments provider, First Data is a critical partner in the payments ecosystem as new technologies, like Samsung Pay, are introduced. Mobile commerce is growing rapidly and First Data is uniquely positioned to help clients meet evolving consumer demands for omni-channel commerce. STAR provides payment support for all channels, devices and cardholder verification methods.
By leveraging a new proprietary technology called Magnetic Secure Transmission (MST) along with Near Field Communication (NFC), Samsung Pay is compatible with most existing payment terminals where you can tap or swipe your card. Samsung Pay is now available on the Galaxy S6 edge+, Galaxy Note5, Galaxy 6 edge and Galaxy S6 smartphones. Consumers simply launch the Samsung Pay app and scan their fingerprint to authorize the payment.
First Data is a global leader in commerce-enabling technology and solutions, serving approximately six million business locations and 4,000 financial institutions in 118 countries around the world. The company’s 23,000 owner-associates are dedicated to helping companies, from start-ups to the world’s largest corporations, conduct commerce every day by securing and processing more than 2,300 transactions per second and $1.9 trillion per year.
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