This Samsung press release suggests it has orchestrated a solution for Samsung Pay by partnering with SoFi and Mastercard. The product “Samsung Money by SoFi” has no account fees, higher-interest, and a money management experience. The Mastercard is issued by The Bancorp:
“Samsung Money by SoFi puts Galaxy smartphone users in charge of their spending and saving. Users can choose between opening an individual or joint cash management account. What’s more, users enjoy in-network ATM fee reimbursement at more than 55,000 locations in the United States3.
Setting up an account in the Samsung Pay app will take almost no time at all. The virtual card will appear instantly within Samsung Pay upon approval. And as soon as users receive their physical debit card in the mail, there’s no need to call a 1-800 number; the card is ready to use in a snap—just open Samsung Pay and activate the card with a tap.
To help people manage their finances from anywhere, Samsung Money by SoFi will put essential financial tools at users’ fingertips. With just a tap in the Samsung Pay app, users can check their balance, review past statements, and search transactions. They can flag suspicious activity, pause or restart spending, freeze or unfreeze their card, change their pin, and assign their trusted contact—all without ever having to leave home or call a representative.
Samsung Money by SoFi
Exclusive Benefits & Peace of Mind
To help users make their money go further, Samsung Money by SoFi offers exclusive benefits. Users can enroll in the Samsung Rewards program to earn points for every purchase they make using Samsung Pay. As an added bonus, loyal Samsung Pay users with 1,000 or more Samsung Rewards Points will be able to redeem their points for cash that will be deposited directly into their Samsung Money by SoFi account.
Samsung, SoFi, and payments technology provider Mastercard are working to deliver consumers added peace of mind. A Samsung Money by SoFi account is FDIC insured for up to $1.5 million (six times that of a normal bank account)5. Samsung Money by SoFi account holders get the benefit of defense-grade security from Samsung Knox. The physical debit card will not display the card number, expiration date, or CVC. Should users need that information, they can easily find it within the “Money” tab of the Samsung Pay app, which is further protected by biometric or PIN authentication. Users assume zero liability should an unauthorized transaction occur.
Overview provided by Tim Sloane, VP, Payments Innovation at Mercator Advisory Group.
For the original press release quoted in this article, please click here.