Four Asian E-wallets Expand to South Korea Through Alipay+

Four Asian E-wallets Expand to South Korea Through Alipay+

by September 27, 2022

Ant Group announced that Alipay+ will be integrated into Asian e-wallets AlipayHK, the Philippines’ GCash, Malaysia’s Touch ‘n Go, and Thailand’s TrueMoney in an effort to jointly promote cashless travel in South Korea as travel restrictions were lifted in the country.

Users of these 4 e-wallets will now be able to pay at over 120,000 merchants using their local mobile payment apps.

The initial phase of the merchant roll-out covers major tourist activities including payments for taxi, duty free shops, convenience stores, and food and beverage chains.

Introduced by Ant Group, Alipay+ is a suite of global cross-border digital payments and marketing solutions designed to enable businesses to process a wide range of mobile payment methods and better serve regional and global consumers through simple technical adaption.

Danny Chung, General Manager of Ant Group Korea, Australia and New Zealand said,

“It is our pleasure to connect merchants in Korea with a variety of mobile payment methods, enabling Asian tourists to pay with convenience and simplicity in Korea using their preferred home e-wallets.”

Venetia Lee

Venetia Lee

Venetia Lee, General Manager, AlipayHK and Alipay Greater China International Business, Ant Group, said,

“It is our pleasure to announce the connection to South Korea, a popular tourist destination for Hong Kong people. AlipayHK aims to provide our users with one-stop lifestyle services, including not only local but also cross-border payments for those who love traveling.


With AlipayHK already being accepted by the vast majority of merchants in Japan, Chinese mainland and Macao through Alipay+, we expect our service to expand to more destinations, enabling AlipayHK users to travel everywhere with one app using their own e-wallet.”