06.03.2019

Samsung Pay is now available to Crédit Agricole customers

Crédit Agricole is teaming up with Samsung Electronics France to offer the Samsung Pay mobile payment service. This simple and secure solution means that customers of Crédit Agricole’s regional banks who have a Samsung smartphone[1] and a Mastercard can now make purchases with their smartphone in stores with a contactless terminal. The payment limit is the same as on the card.

Samsung Pay will gradually become available to all Crédit Agricole customers by April 2019[2]. More than half of French cardholders will then be eligible for Samsung Pay.

 

  1. Galaxy S10e, S10, S10+, Note9, Note8, S9, S9+, S8, S8+, S7, S7 Edge, A9, A8, A7, A6, A6+, A5 2017
  2. 19 regional banks are compatible as of 6 March: Alsace-Vosges, Aquitaine, Brie-Picardie, Centre-Est, Centre-France, Centre-Ouest, Côtes-d'Armor, Languedoc, Nord-de-France, Nord Midi-Pyrénées, Nord-Est, Paris et Île-de-France, Provence et Côte d'Azur, Pyrénées-Gascogne, Savoie, Sud-Méditerranée, Sud-Rhône-Alpes, Toulouse, Touraine-Poitou

Samsung Pay will gradually become available to all Crédit Agricole customers by April 2019[1]. More than half of French cardholders will then be eligible for Samsung Pay.


The service is fully secure thanks to the use of biometric identification (or a PIN) and the full encryption of bank details by Samsung Knox. It is also very simple to use. The app is pre-installed on Samsung smartphones, and available for free on the Google Play Store. Once the bankcard has been registered in Samsung Pay, users can launch the service with a simple swipe from the bottom of the screen. They then prove their identity and tap their device on a payment terminal to validate the transaction. Users receive a notification when the transaction is complete and can bring up a history of the last 10 purchases in the app.

“Mobile payment is a major step forward for us, and we want to expand the service to all our customers. Introducing Samsung Pay gives customers the opportunity to use a fantastic new digital payment solution.” – Marc-Antoine Hennel, Head of Marketing, Digital and Data – Crédit Agricole Payment Services. ”

“We are proud that Crédit Agricole has chosen Samsung Pay for this key milestone in the development of its mobile payment offering. This partnership with France’s biggest bank by number of customers is a decisive step forward in the roll out of Samsung Pay in France.” – Laurent Moquet, Head of B2B Products and Software Marketing IM.

  1. 19 regional banks are compatible as of 6 March: Alsace-Vosges, Aquitaine, Brie-Picardie, Centre-Est, Centre-France, Centre-Ouest, Côtes-d'Armor, Languedoc, Nord-de-France, Nord Midi-Pyrénées, Nord-Est, Paris et Île-de-France, Provence et Côte d'Azur, Pyrénées-Gascogne, Savoie, Sud-Méditerranée, Sud-Rhône-Alpes, Toulouse, Touraine-Poitou

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