Visa on board with Apple Pay in Hong Kong
Visa has announced that as of today eligible Visa cardholders in Hong Kong will be able to use Apple Pay and begin to make purchases at selected merchants.
"In Hong Kong contactless payments have become a necessity for everyday life, consumers and retailers realize the greater convenience and faster checkouts for busy people on the go. Visa is proud to support its financial institution partners in Hong Kong with the acceptance of Apple Pay, bringing the Hongkongers a secure and convenient way to pay," Caroline Ada, country manager for Visa Hong Kong and Macau, said in a statement.
Visa said a recent study it conducted showed that Hong Kong citizens are willing to try new ways of payment with 77 percent of respondents saying that they are likely to try out or adopt new ways of paying. Moreover, 78 percent said that they will use a smartphone as the device for making everyday payments.