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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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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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How China’s Fintech Giants are Tapping into a US$ 600 Billion Market

China’s tech giants Alibaba and Tencent are going after global remittances, a market that sees more than US$600 billion being moved around the world annually, according to the World Bank. The two firms recently launched cross-border money transfer services 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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China E-Commerce Industry Enters “New Retail” Era

The Chinese retail industry is entering a “new retail” era, characterized by the widespread use of technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and big data to digitalize the entire value chain, according to PwC. China is the world’s biggest consumer

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Is Hong Kong Ready to Go Cashless?

Seeing the popularity of WeChat Pay and Alipay in China, it is easy for some to assume that these mobile payment apps are equally popular in Hong Kong. Unlike China, Hong Kong is still largely a very cash dominant society.

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WeChat Pay Duplicates Domestic Lifestyle Overseas Where Over 90% Chinese Still Prefer Mobile Payment

“As mobile payment is increasingly welcomed by mainland Chinese outbound tourists, WeChat Pay plans to constantly invest in its cross-border business, with the aim of duplicating the domestic WeChat lifestyle overseas,” Grace Yin, WeChat Pay Director for Overseas Operation today

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Adyen Launches Wechat Pay on Point-Of-Sale Terminals to Process Payments for 400m Chinese Consumers

Adyen rolled out WeChat Pay, one of the most popular mobile payment apps in China, allowing Adyen merchants to offer WeChat Pay on their point-of-sale terminals worldwide. This is a key addition to Adyen’s unified commerce solution. Since 2016, consumers have

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China’s Tech Innovation Catches up to the US

KPMG’s 2017 study on global technology innovation hubs found that China is quickly catching up to the US in terms of its potential for disruptive breakthroughs. In a survey conducted by KPMG among global tech innovation leaders, 23 percent of

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