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Samsung Pay just beat the others to the punch, becoming the first smartphone wallet provider to tick off all "Big Four" banks - Commonwealth, Wespac, ANZ and as of today, NAB.

The service is also available on over 45 financial institutions in Australia - here's the full list.

In the eternal war between Apple Pay, Android Pay and Samsung Pay, the world's largest smartphone maker just scored another -- minor -- victory. Millions of customers from Australia's second largest bank can now use Samsung's phones and smartwatches instead of their credit and debit cards to pay at almost any NFC payment terminal around the country.

Samsung Pay supports loyalty cards now, so you won't have to carry them all around in your wallet (or forget them entirely).

There are 18 "loyalty partners" on board for the launch, including Dymocks, ToysRus, Oporto and Sanity. Remember Sanity? Apparently it is still around, and has a loyalty card!

Bendigo and Adelaide Bank, the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, National Australia Bank and Westpac have lodged an application with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) for the green light to have joint negotiations with providers of third-party mobile wallets, such as Apple Pay, Samsung Pay and Android Pay.

Samsung Pay wants to replace your wallet. Your bank cards, membership cards, loyalty cards, and even -- in the future -- your Opal card.

Already available in Korea, the US, China and Spain, now Australians with a Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge, Galaxy S6 edge+ or Galaxy Note 5 can access the service, with Citibank and American Express the first partners on board.

Do you use your credit card or your phone to pay for your morning coffee, or are you still holding on to that pocketful of coins? Sydney-based coffee roastery and cafe chain Pablo & Rusty's is opening Australia's first cashless cafe in Brisbane, ditching the notes and coins in favour of credit cards, phone-based payments and even smart coffee cups.

Samsung Pay is coming to Australia. Some time this year, we'll see yet another contactless payment system that lets you use your phone to buy groceries or shop in stores. Samsung's attempt, though, seems to be the most versatile and powerful yet for customers, and potentially the most trouble-free for banks to implement.

Another year, another couple thousand new apps for you to wade through in a befuddled haze. Which ones should you download? Which ones should you actually pay for? And which ones deserve to take up prime real estate on your home screen? Whether you've spent the last 365 days asking yourself those very questions, or need a refresher on which apps from the last year deserve a second look, we've got you covered. Without further ado -- our 16 favourite new apps from 2015.

Mobile payments are here, the adoption of Apple Pay is evidence enough. But Samsung thinks it can do smartphone payments even better (of course), and that's why they have created Samsung Pay, a tech team up that will make mobile payments more accessible than ever.