Five years since the inception of Samsung Pay, a mobile payments platform, the South Korean tech giant wants to move a bit closer to your financial life.
Samsung Pay enabled users in select regions to pay and, at the same time, earn rewards that can be redeemed at various online merchants. Its NFC support for Tap&Pay functionality strengthened the payment platform.
But on top of this, Samsung wants Pay also to become a “rewarding way to manage money.”
The bigger picture is to provide a mobile-first money management platform. The first step will involve the introduction of a debit card in North America backed by a cash management account in partnership with SoFi, a personal finance company.
“Our vision is to help consumers better manage their money so that they can achieve their dreams and goals,” said Sang Ahn, vice president and general manager of Samsung Pay, in a blog post.
Samsung will share more details on that in the coming few weeks, says Ahn.