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Samsung has announced it will launch a debit card. Sammy plans to introduce the new card this northern summer along with a "cash management account", the company announced in a blog post today. So far it looks like the card will only be available in North America, but the company said it would share more details in the coming …

  1. Mike 137 Silver badge

    Yet another unregulated financial service?

    It took over a century all told to develop the financial regulation regimes that silently protect all of us from expensive fraud. Now (at least for the last couple of decades) we're happy to abandon that safety by signing up to entirely unregulated financial intermediaries. Can't see why...

    1. Anonymous Coward
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      Re: Yet another unregulated financial service?

      Don't quote me on this, but if I recall correctly (from many regrettable years working in Financial Services), in the UK any company that processes payments/transactions is legally required to be registered with and subject to Financial Conduct Authority and Financial Ombudsman Service - So on the surface, there is oversight there...

      The question is, why is Samsung doing this? Its either keeping up with the Cook's, or just because. Either way, they've not done their research very well, as it seems every consumer-focused company has their own branded card!

      The one I'm really waiting for is the PornHub Visa Card, I'd apply for this in a heartbeat, just to see the "WTF???!" look from checkout operators. I wonder what their loyalty scheme would be.

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  2. Zog_but_not_the_first

    Eh? EH?

    " regulation regimes that silently protect all of us from expensive fraud".

    Be still my aching sides.

  3. Pascal Monett Silver badge

    "Google is rumored to be working on a debit card of its own"

    Of course it is. Another source of ad information - and this time, it's financial !

    Every little bit counts - and Google never counts anything under a billion.

  4. mics39

    Will I get …

    … updates after 2 years?

  5. Insert sadsack pun here

    No-one has ever said "God, I wish my debit card came from the same people who developed Bixby".

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