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Republic Bank Introduces Cardholders To Samsung Pay
5 Aug
Digital wallet fans with credit cards issued by Republic Bank are in for some good news.

Customers at Republic Bank can now use Samsung Pay to conduct transactions with their credit and debit cards. Republic Bank already offered Apple Pay, but now folks who don’t have iPhones will be able to make purchases with one touch using their Samsung phones.

For those concerned about the safety of their account information, they can rest easy knowing that their actual card numbers will not be stored in the Samsung Pay app or on their devices. Unique card numbers are created for every transaction and cannot be used again. Samsung Pay lets customers make purchases without giving retailers access to their names, account numbers, or card security codes.

Republic Bank MasterCard credit and debit cards offer “zero liability” protection in case of fraud, so in case anything were to happen and an unauthorized charge was made, the cardholder would not be responsible.

“We continually look for innovative approaches to make the lives of our clients easier,” said Michael Sadofsky, Republic Bank’s senior VP of marketing. He called Samsung Pay “an easy, secure payment solution that allows our clients to bank when, where and how they want.”

Samsung Pay works with the Galaxy S6, S6 edge, S6 edge+, S6 active, Note5, and the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge.

Mobile wallets are becoming more and more popular as people realize how secure and convenient they are. With one-touch purchasing options, built-in rewards, and user-friendly interfaces, both Apple Pay and Samsung Pay are allowing people to use their credit cards in new ways – ways that often mean not having their credit card with them at all.

For folks who like to go without a wallet and just bring their phone with them, Samsung Pay and other digital payment options let them grab their phones and go. NFC technology – near field communications technology, that is – allows people to tap their phones against a payment console, pay with a wave of a hand, or tap their screen to make a purchase.

Most credit card issuers are now letting customers use Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, Google Wallet, or another type of digital wallet. This makes having a credit card even more convenient and rewarding. Republic Bank is just the latest card issuer to get on board with the digital wallet revolution, but now offering Samsung Pay in addition to Apple Pay.

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