More than eight months after Apple Pay launched in Australia, Samsung Pay has arrived and it’s trying to make nice with the local banks.

The mobile payments service is now available on compatible Samsung smartphones including the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy Note 5, but only to customers who bank with Australian launch partners, American Express and Citibank. If you have an American Express-issued card or a Citibank Mastercard or Visa card, you can start using Samsung Pay immediately.

That’s one better than Apple Pay, however, which kicked off in November 2015 with only American Express but has since added Australian bank ANZ. Read more…

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Samsung Pay arrives in Australia to try and eat Apple’s lunch