American Express ends support for Samsung Pay in India

Tuesday 31 August 2021 11:05 CET | News

American Express has announced its service will no longer be available for Samsung Pay in India with the beginning of October 1, 2021.

Samsung Pay users with an AMEX card can continue using it until 30 September 2021. This makes American Express the first bank to end Samsung Pay support in India. The bank hasn’t explained why it is taking this step.

Samsung Pay was launched in India in 2016 with support for credit cards and debit cards from various banks and financial institutions. American Express was among those banks that brought Samsung Pay support in the first phase. However, the bank has now announced that it will end Samsung Pay support in the country.

In India, mobile payments have seen a huge jump, especially since the demonetisation and COVID-19 pandemic, explains. However, most people use mobile payments through BHIM UPI, Google Pay, Paytm, or PhonePe. Samsung Pay supports BHIM UPI payments as well.

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Keywords: mobile payments, American Express, Samsung Pay, UPI
Categories: Payments & Commerce | Mobile Payments
Countries: India
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