Groupe BPCE to become the first banking group to launch Samsung Pay in France for Banque Populaire and Caisse d’Epargne customers

March 9, 2018

Groupe BPCE is announcing the launch in France of the Samsung Pay mobile payment solution, before the summer and on an exclusive basis, for Banque Populaire and Caisse d’Epargne customers equipped with compatible Samsung smartphones.

Samsung Pay: simple, fast and secure mobile payments

With the new mobile payment solution, Banque Populaire and Caisse d’Epargne customers will be able to make purchases with their smartphones wherever contactless Visa payments are accepted. Holders of the Apetiz meal voucher card will also soon be able to pay for their lunches directly with the Samsung smartphones.

Once their card is recorded in Samsung Pay, users will simply make an upwards swipe on their phone screens to launch the service, authenticate using a pin code, iris recognition or the fingerprint reader (depending on the handset) and place their smartphone over the payment terminal to pay for their purchases.

Samsung Pay is a simple, fast and secure payment solution developed in collaboration with Natixis Payment Solutions, the mobile payments and electronic prepaid solutions arm of Groupe BPCE, and partnered by the Visa payment system.

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Groupe BPCE, the 2nd-largest banking group in France, includes two independent and complementary cooperative commercial banking networks: the network of 14 Banque Populaire banks and the network of 16 Caisses d’Epargne. It also works through Crédit Foncier in the area of real estate financing. It is a major player in Asset and Wealth management, Insurance, Corporate & Investment Banking and Specialized Financial Services with Natixis. Groupe BPCE, with its 106,500 employees, serves a total of 31 million customers and enjoys a strong local presence in France with 7,800 branches and 9 million cooperative shareholders.

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