Android Pay lands in Hong Kong
Google has launched its Android Pay service in Hong Kong with support for MasterCard and Visa cards.
It works with cards from BEA, DBS, Dah Sing Bank, Hang Seng Bank, HSBC and Standard Chartered Bank in Hong Kong. Users can add multiple cards and Google says there’s no limit to how many can be added.
Android Pay can be used at over 5,000 locations in Hong Kong where contactless payments are accepted, including stores such as at 7-Eleven and McDonald’s.
On the march
Android Pay has been expanding rapidly this year.
Natwest, Royal Bank of Scotland, Santander and Ulster Bank have all recently launched on Android Pay in the UK.
Elsewhere, US-based Chase Bank customers were able to add their eligible Chase Visa cards to Android Pay. The cards include Freedom, Slate, Sapphire, United Mileage Explorer and Hyatt Credit Card.
Australia and New Zealand-based banking group, ANZ, was the first bank to launch Android Pay in Australia.
Android Pay also launched in Singapore, making it the first country in Asia to get the system. Singapore was chosen as the third market worldwide after the US and UK due to the number of mobile phone users and highly developed infrastructure.
However, not everyone has declared their undying love for Android Pay. Barclays launched its own mobile contactless on Android, and confirmed it will not be joining Android Pay.