Samsung Pay can now be used in France with PCS prepaid cards from Prepaid Financial Services (PFS).
Holders of PCS cards and Samsung smartphones in France can now use Samsung Pay to complete purchases in-store.
Samsung Pay can be used at 32,000 stores across France. It allows customers to pay and budget without transmitting bank details.
PCS cardholders can make payments without having to take out their card and will receive notifications regarding purchases immediately.
Laurent Moquet, Director of Marketing B2B IM with Samsung Electronics France stated: “This partnership with PFS is perfectly in line with our desire to offer Samsung Pay users more flexibility and possibilities. The availability of PCS Mastercard prepaid cards on Samsung Pay enriches our service and positions it as the most complete mobile payment solution on the market.”
Olivier Gabrielli, Head of Innovation & Digital Payments at Mastercard France explained: “We are pleased to work with PCS and Samsung to allow PCS Mastercard cardholders to pay for their purchases in a simple and secure way with their Samsung mobile. Thanks to Mastercard’s MDES tokenisation solution, we are expanding the use of cards in the digital world.”
Valerie Moran, Head of Operations & Client Relations at PFS stated: “This is an exciting alignment with PCS, Samsung Pay and PFS. Over half a million people are set to benefit from this significant mobile payment development available with PCS Black, PCS Infinity and PCS Chrome Mastercard prepaid cards.”
PFS is a European e-money issuer. With programmes active in 25 countries and growing, the company has the ability to transact in 23 currencies.
Samsung Pay recently made roads into the UAE. The UAE was the first country in the Middle East to launch the payment platform.
In terms of worldwide ranking related to launch of Samsung Say, the UAE stands at 14th position.
In August 2018, Samsung Pay launched in South Africa.