QuickPass QR payment service extended

After launching in Mainland China last month, UnionPay mobile QuickPass QR code payment is being extended to Hong Kong and Singapore.

UnionPay International says the first merchants providing this service are three stores of cosmetics company Colourmix at Causeway Bay in Hong Kong, and two BreadTalk bakeries, in Marina Bay Financial Centre and VivoCity, Singapore.

Next, UnionPay will roll out the service in travel destinations favoured by Chinese tourists, including Australia, Indonesia and Thailand.

QuickPass supports NFC contactless payment with UnionPay chip cards, smartphones and wearable devices. Outside Mainland China, QuickPass is accepted at about 500,000 POS terminals across Australia, Hong Kong, Macau, Malaysia, Singapore and Taiwan.

“We chose to launch UnionPay QR code payment first in daily-spend merchants to meet the diverse tourist payment needs resulting from the Chinese tourists’ preference shift from group tours to free-and-independent travelling,” says UnionPay International CEO Cai Jianbo.

The service launched in Hong Kong and Singapore is consumer-presented QR code. Mainland cardholders can add their UnionPay cards to the UnionPay Wallet app, press “Payment Code” and choose “Overseas Payment Code” to generate a QR code for scanning by the cashier to complete payment.

In Hong Kong, the service supports the combination of payment and e-coupon codes. Customers of the UnionPay cross-border marketing platform Uplan can use an exclusive e-coupon code from the Uplan zone in the UnionPay Wallet. There will be a discount when the code is scanned by the merchant.

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