Visa supports Samsung Pay in Hong Kong

05/25/2017

Enabling secure mobile payments with Visa Token Service

 

Visa announced support for Samsung Pay in Hong Kong today.  Consumers can now pay with their Visa cards from participating issuers, using compatible Samsung mobile devices to pay at stores. With Visa’s extensive acceptance network in the market, it enables another fast, easy and secure way of mobile payment to Visa accountholders in Hong Kong.

“Around 8 in 10 (78%) of the Hong Kong people are likely to adopt new ways to paying, and picking smartphone as a device for everyday payments1, we are confident the launch of Samsung Pay will provide more convenience and further accelerate the growth of mobile payment capability in Hong Kong.  In addition, currently one-fifth of all Visa contactless transaction made through smartphones2, we can see that Visa customers are getting comfortable using mobiles to conduct payments,” said Caroline Ada, Country Manager of Visa Hong Kong and Macau.

Samsung Pay is supported by Visa Token Service technology that replaces cardholder information with a unique digital identifier without exposing sensitive account information. It is an added security layer that makes mobile payments more secure for everyone, everywhere. 

For more information on Samsung Pay, visit: http://www.samsung.com/hk/samsungpay/ or http://www.visa.com.hk/en_HK/samsungpay.shtml or contact your financial institutions for more details.

 

1 Visa Mobile Payment Attitudes Study by YouGov, 2016.
2 As of March 2017.

 

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