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Ant Group Rolls Out International Zones with Global E-Wallets and Card Partners

Ant Group, in collaboration with 11 overseas payment partners of Alipay+ and major international card organisations, launched a programme in Beijing to establish International Consumer Friendly Zones across significant tourist and commercial cities in China. This initiative, supported by relevant

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Two Million Japanese Merchants Now Accept Global E-Wallets via Alipay+

Ant International announces that it is integrating its Alipay+ service with two million merchants in Japan, aiming to address the payment challenges international visitors face. This development seeks to provide a more inclusive payment ecosystem, enabling visitors to use their

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China’s Ant Group Increases Transaction Limits for Overseas Travelers

Ant Group, in response to new policies by the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) aimed at facilitating international visits, has announced an increase in transaction limits for international travelers using its cross-border payment services. Effective immediately, the single transaction limit

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Octopus Integrates UnionPay, AlipayHK, and Alipay for Taxi QR Payments in Hong Kong

Octopus has announced the expansion of its QR payment services for taxis in Hong Kong. Starting from 25 January, approximately 21,000 taxi drivers in the region will be able to accept QR code payments from UnionPay, AlipayHK, and Alipay through

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E-Wallets Hong Kong: Who’s Leading, Opportunities, and Challenges

Since their inception in 2016,  e-wallets in Hong Kong which operate under Stored Value Facilities (SVFs) licensing have rapidly expanded, with the market now served by an intriguing mix of thirteen non-bank licensees, plus four traditional banks that also operate

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AlipayHK Launches BNPL Payment Option With Ant Bank PayLater

Ant Bank and AlipayHK have announced the launch of Ant Bank PayLater on AlipayHK’s e-wallet ahead of the Double 11 and Christmas shopping sprees. The buy now pay later (BNPL) service, which is currently in its trial period, allows approved

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

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.

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Ant Group Launches its Virtual Bank Ahead of Its IPO

Ant Bank, part of Ant Group, has officially launched to offer banking services to Hong Kong citizens. Ant Bank was one of the 8 recipients of the virtual banking license by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA), this launch makes

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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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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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