Alipay+ Integrates 14 Global E-Wallets for Seamless Payments in Hong Kong

Alipay+ Integrates 14 Global E-Wallets for Seamless Payments in Hong Kong

by April 29, 2024

Alipay+, operated by Ant International, has announced a significant expansion in Hong Kong, enabling users from 14 popular e-wallets across nine countries and regions to make payments using their home apps. 

This development integrates approximately 1.2 billion users into Hong Kong’s payment ecosystem, enhancing their payment experience in the city known as “Asia’s World City”.

Through Alipay+, tourists can now transact seamlessly using their home e-wallets with local merchants displaying the Alipay+ / AlipayHK logos, benefiting from transparent and competitive exchange rates.

This integration not only simplifies transactions for visitors but also allows local small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to accept international payments through existing AlipayHK payment codes without additional investment.

The newly integrated e-wallets and bank apps include MPay, Changi Pay, OCBC Digital, GCash, HelloMoney, Hipay, Kakao Pay, Naver Pay, Toss Pay, MyPB by Public Bank Berhad, Touch’ n Go eWallet, TrueMoney, and Tinaba. These services are now accepted at over 90 percent of local outlets, mirroring the ubiquity of Alipay in mainland China.

Venetia Lee Alipay+ E-Wallets

Venetia Lee

“Hong Kong is known for its breathtaking sceneries, vibrant city and community life, and the east-meet-west culture, as well as shopping, food, sightseeing, and public services, an exciting place that any globetrotters shouldn’t miss,”

said Venetia Lee, CEO of AlipayHK and Greater China General Manager of Ant International.

“When we pay like locals, we can travel and experience the culture like locals. Weare so excited to help users of our 14 wallet partners to expand their presence to over 90 percent of local merchants through AlipayHK’s network. This allows hassle-free payments, promotes the development of Hong Kong’s tourism industry, and helps local merchants enhance the effectiveness of their promotional activities through digital technology,”

said Venetia.

This marks the largest introduction of international payment apps to Hong Kong’s offline commercial network through cross-border cooperation. 

Additionally, Alipay+ and its e-wallet partners have launched the Alipay+ Service Collaboration Mechanism in Hong Kong to enhance service quality and operational efficiency.

Featured image credit: Edited from Alipay