Samsung Pay partners with Naver Pay for mobile payments in South Korea

Tuesday 21 February 2023 07:49 CET | News

Samsung Pay has joined forces with South Korea-based mobile payments provider Naver Pay to strengthen each other’s businesses across South Korea.


Samsung Electronics and Naver Financial signed a new business agreement to promote their mobile payment experiences. Samsung and Naver are to collaborate to make digital payments more convenient for their customers.

Samsung Pay joins forces with mobile payments provider Naver Pay to strengthen each other’s businesses in South Korea.

Thanks to this collaboration, Samsung Pay users in Korea will be able to make payments through Samsung Pay at online merchants that support the Naver Pay platform, including some 550,000 businesses featured on the Naver Smart Store.

Samsung enables offline payments for Naver Pay

Naver Financial will also benefit from this collaboration, as Naver Pay will gain access to offline payments through Samsung Pay’s MST network at all offline merchants that support the Samsung Pay platform across the country.

In other words, Samsung Pay has gained a stronger online presence in South Korea through the Naver Pay network, while Naver Pay has gained more ground in offline retail spaces thanks to Samsung’s implementation of the MST payment method. It’s a win-win scenario for both companies in anticipation of Apple’s arrival in the Korean financial market this year.

Naver Financial’s officials said that the collaboration with Samsung allows 31.5 million Naver Pay users to experience the benefits of Samsung pay, both online and offline.

As of the end of 2022, Naver Pay and Samsung Pay were among the three largest mobile payment providers in South Korea, outperformed only by Kakao Pay. It’s unclear exactly when Apple will bring its Pay platform to South Korea. However, Hyundai Card, who has helped Apple make preparations, confirmed more details should be revealed in the near future.

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Categories: Payments & Commerce
Companies: Naver Pay, Samsung Pay
Countries: Korea, Republic of
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