Google Launches Android Pay in Hong Kong

Google Launches Android Pay in Hong Kong

Google has been rapidly expanding the availability of their mobile payments service across the world. Not as fast as Samsung has been able to do with Samsung Pay, but still, the company has been steadily working with a number of countries to make the service available for as many people as possible. Along with making the service available in countries from around the world, they’ve also been adding support for a large number of banks and credit unions in the United States.

Pali Bhat, the Senior Directory of Product Management at Google, has just announced the launch of Android Pay in Hong Kong. Google says their mobile payment service is now available in over 5,000 retail locations, and highlights stores including 7-Eleven, Circle K, Fortress, Mannings, Maxim’s Cakes, MX, McDonald’s, Pacific Coffee, PARKnSHOP, SmarTone, Watsons, and Wellcome.

Just like in other countries, those who choose to use the service in Hong Kong will also be able to store your gift cards, loyalty cards and other special offers directly within the app. Speaking of apps, Google says they have partnered with a number of popular apps within Hong Kong so they can integrate Android Pay as a payment option. Google highlights a few apps that have already integrated the service including Boutir Collect, Deliveroo, Kaligo, Klook, Snaptee, and also tells us that Uber will be adding support for Android Pay in Hong Kong soon.

We’re told that Android Pay in Hong Kong works with Visa and MasterCard credit cards from banks including BEA, DBS, Dah Sing Bank, Hang Seng Bank, HSBC, and Standard Chartered Bank. Then reminds us that you can add an unlimited amount of credit cards to Android Pay, so you don’t have to worry about carrying them around all the time. If you’re curious about where you can use Android Pay in Hong Kong, be sure to check out Google’s Where to Use page.

Source: The Keyword

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