Mobile Payment

Apple Pay Emerges as Preferred Mobile Wallet in Hong Kong: Study

Apple Pay have emerged as the most popular mobile wallet in Hong Kong with about 29% of residents saying it was their main mobile wallet, according to the 2018 Hong Kong Retail Banking Satisfaction Study by JD Power, a global

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Competition Heats up for Japan’s Mobile Payments Market

Mobile payments is rapidly becoming a dynamic market in Japan as the government pushes to increase cashless payments to 40% of transactions by 2025 from 20% in 2016. Japan is a highly cash-dependent society with cash in circulation amounting to

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Multi-Currency Travel Cards for China Nationals

With the Chinese New Year (CNY) period fast approaching, outbound travel from China is expected to see strong growth in the Asia Pacific region. In fact, a Hurun report found that 64% of affluent Chinese planned to travel overseas during the CNY

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A Snapshot of Hong Kong’s Emerging Mobile Payments Scene and The Players

70% of Hongkongers said they have never paid for something using their smartphone, revealed a survey conducted by the Hong Kong Productivity Council in 2018. Despite the plethora of mobile payment options popping up in the city, on 23% surveyed

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Chinese UnionPay Cardholders Entitled to Amazon Giftcard When Paying Student Fees

Geoswift, UnionPay International and Western Union have recently offered a joint tuition payment promotion available to Chinese students studying at more than 600 academic institutions in 11 countries. The promotion is available only for Chinese students studying in the United

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China’s Cashless Economy Set to Overtake USA by 2021

According to the World Payments Report 2018 produced by Capgemini and BNP Paribas, global non-cash transaction volumes grew at 10.1% in 2016 to hit 482.6 billion in value, with China contributing to 25.8% of that growth. When it comes to

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MTR Users Will Soon Be Able to Pay Using TNG, UnionPay and WeChat Pay

Consumers will soon have more payments option for their MTR rides beyond just Octopus cards. Fresh out of their earlier announcement to enable Alipay by 2020, MTR awarded contracts to 3 more players, namely TNG Wallet, Union Pay and WeChat

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AlipayHK Will Be Offering QR-Based MTR Payments By 2020

After a fierce battle, AlipayHK wins the ability to provide QR code payment solutions for Hong Kong’s MTR, with the new payment system to be rolled out to 91 MTR stations by mid-2020. AlipayHK will serve as an extra option

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Is UnionPay Breaking the Visa and Mastercard Duopoly?

It’s a well known fact that the cards network sector is dominated by the Visa and Mastercard duopoly. If you live outside of China, a quick glance into your wallet will likely prove that fact. Enter UnionPay, established in 2002

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Now That The HKMA Faster Payment System is Live, What Does it Mean For Hong Kong?

In an effort to push Hong Kong towards a cashless society, the HKMA Faster Payment System was launched earlier this month To date 21 banks and 10 digital wallet have signed up for the system which includes well known names

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