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Mobile payments in Australia transformed by innovation and collaboration
Commbank, Mastercard and Samsung collaborate to deliver future of mobile payments to customers
During December Commonwealth Bank, in
partnership with MasterCard and Samsung
Electronics Australia, became the first bank globally
to offer its customers MasterCard® PayPassTM
payments capabilities via Near Field Communication
(NFC) enabled Samsung GALAXY S4 devices. The
world first collaboration* delivers a next-generation
shopping experience and simplifies the ways
customers pay for everyday goods and services.
The CommBank offering has been made possible by a
convergence of hardware, software and mobile banking
technologies, which leverage Mobile MasterCard
PayPass technology and Samsung’s global NFC
payment infrastructure which processes transactions
using the CommBank app on Samsung GALAXY S4†
(i9505 and i9507) smartphones sold in Australia.
The launch extends CommBank ’s lead in the
mobile banking and payments space, following
the release of its enhanced CommBank app.
“As Australia’s leading technology bank, we have
successfully driven this innovation, working
* Commonwealth Bank is the first bank globally to offer this service to
its customers, using Mobile MasterCard PayPass on the embedded
secure element on the Samsung GALAXY S4 at MasterCard PayPass
† Samsung Galaxy S4 (i9506 variant) owners will need to update their
phone software to enjoy mobile tap and go payments. This software
update is expected to be made available for an over the air update by
with MasterCard and Samsung, to bring our
customers mobile payment solutions of the
future, today,” said Angus Sullivan, Executive
General Manager Cards, Payments, Analytics
& Retail Strategy, Commonwealth Bank.
“ Mobile wallets are poised to become a reality with
the introduction of Tap & Pay, as customers embrace
having greater control and access to their finances.
Today marks the next step in the introduction of a
mobile wallet into our everyday lives, simplifying
the convenience of payments from our phones and
laying the foundations for future innovations.”
CommBank customers with a Samsung GALAXY
S4 smartphone can now Tap & Pay to make secure
contactless payments at more than 220,000
PayPass contactless terminals‡ across Australia
and 1.6 million merchant locations worldwide.
‡ At approximately 99,000 PayPass merchant locations across
“ T he future of mobile payments has become a
reality today. Alongside CommBank andSamsung,
we have built a world first offering that places
the power of mobile payment technology in the
hands of Australians. We know Australians already
love using PayPass, as more than 30 per cent of
MasterCard transactions today are made using
contactless technology,” said Matt Barr, Head of Market
Development and Innovation, MasterCard Australasia.
“ We’re very proud to collaborate with leading
financial services innovators like MasterCard
and CommBank to deliver Tap & Pay mobile
payments for Samsung mobile customers in this
country,” said Jenny Goodridge, Head of Content
and Services, Samsung Electronics Australia.
“ T his announcement builds on the love that
Australians already have with contactless
payments and will enable them to now
enjoy the convenience and simplicity of
payments using a Samsung GALAXY S4.
“ Samsung constantly strives to deliver innovative
products and services that can provide
meaningful improvements to the everyday
lives of customers,” Ms Goodridge added.
For more information, visit
Mobile wallets are poised to
become a reality with the introduction of
Tap & Pay, as customers embrace having
greater control and access
to their finances...
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