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Samsung Pay Arrives In Australia

ANZ has been first out of the blocks with mobile payments across Australia and New Zealand and with its announcement of support for Samsung Pay is first again. Initially the service will be available in Australia and will support recent Samsung NFC capable devices, including Gear smartwatches.

What won't be supported unfortunately, is the Samsung Loop payment capability, which turns every terminal into a wireless reader. No word on whether that's blocked or if it just isn't being advertised because of its limited availability on the list of supported phones.

Loop payments are a real differentiator in the mobile payments market and it would definitely be good to get this into the Australian and NZ markets sooner rather than later.