Support for Samsung Pay

Why can’t this be set up? Samsung Pay is a popular method of NFC payments… so why aren’t I able to use it? Its annoying as all my other bank and loyalty cards are attached but it won’t allow me to attach my main account from Monzo. They allow Starling which use a similar system to you so can this be something I’d expect to see?

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I think the answer is that it can be set up. Monzo just haven’t bothered yet. The answer is to remain annoyed or change banks, I’m afraid.

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Best way to do it is by signing up to Curve. You can then add your Monzo card on there and set it as payment card. Curve works with Samsung Pay. It’s the only way to do it unfortunately


What @darrylgeorge94 said. If you use a referral code you get £5 free too.

Why don’t you change to google pay ?

I don’t think Google Pay is on Samsung smart watches - which is a Samsung decision to drive more people to use their service, and encourages their users to pressure their bank into supporting it.

I don’t think Samsung watches run Android, so you could say it’s a Google decision not to write a Google Pay app for the Samsung watches.

You are correct. It doesn’t run Wear OS (Android based), it runs Tizen OS (Linux based).


Yea what @CJ0206 said. Though he can still use google pay on his phone :joy:

I have been waiting two years for Monzo to support Samsung pay. I have a watch Active 2 now but I still keep my Nationwide account and shuffle money around so I can use my watch to pay. I may look at this Curve idea

I notice Samsung UK are to launch a Curve card…

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I’m gonna guess that Monzo know which phone OS their app runs on, and have stats that show the breakdown of how many users run which phone OS, that can then (presumably) be correlated to a percentage of users who use, or have the ability to use, the Payment OS of choice for that phone OS.

In other words, how many active Monzo customers (let’s not get started on this one) are likely to use Samsung Pay?

I’m presuming (not ASSuming!) that Monzo are basing part of their decision on this data and, as they don’t support it, can we then also presume that it isn’t popular enough?

Yes, it’s annoying for everyone in this thread and the 141 people (out of how many million?) that voted for it but it’s not gonna happen any time soon unless Samsung Pay suddenly becomes much more popular?

Or, maybe they just don’t like Samsung. Who knows! :wink:

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Please add my vote for Samsung Pay. It’s better than GPay IMO. Moreover there’s more Samsung devices than Apple so it should be supported.

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This loop has been round and round in this thread so many times. At the end of the day there is no “should” here and Apple doesn’t come into the decision.

I won’t rehash all of the counter arguments we’ve seen but this still feels like an unnecessary spend on Monzo’s part at the moment when they’re hunting profit at all times.

I have just upgraded to the new Samsung s20 (previous iPhone user) and was deeply annoyed that monzo doesn’t support samsung pay. Google pay doesn’t work in most places. I’ve had to open a starling account and transfer money over to it because they have samsung pay. If this isn’t something that is going to be implemented at all then I may have to fully switch over to Starling which is a shame because I have been a monzo user for quite some time.

You could do that if you prefer Starling.

Or you could get a Curve Card (there are lots of referral links I’m the dedicated thread or I could DM you one) that effectively let’s you use Samsung Pay with Monzo.

Looking at the Samsung website, you could also choose HSBC, Nationwide or Santander instead of Starling if they suit you better. Or TransferWise or Annex if you’re after something other than a current account.

Either way, it’s unlikely there’ll be direct Samsung Pay support on Monzo soon, although I could be wrong.

(Also: Google Pay not working in most places sounds very strange - problem with the S20?)


Google Pay not being supported does indeed sound strange. I would have thought it would be on similar parity to Apple Pay, just maybe with spending limits?

Samsung Pay, if any are the ones I’d expect to be less well supported, though I was under the impression all would work anywhere there is a contactless terminal.

To add to @Peter_G’s suggestion, Samsung just launched their Samsung Pay Card in the U.K. which you may prefer to use over regular Curve. Choose wisely as you cannot currently have a Samsung Pay Card if you’re an existing Curve customer!

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