Apple Pay Launches in France and Hong Kong
In Hong Kong, users can now upload Visa and MasterCard payment cards issued by DBS, Hang Seng Bank, Bank of China, HSBC and Standard Chartered to their mobile wallets. They may also use American Express-branded cards. There will be options for more financial institutions in the near future, such as the Bank of East Asia.
In France, users can load MasterCard and Visa payment cards from Caisse Epargne, Banque Populaire, Carrefour Banque and Ticket Restaurant. France has a smaller network of retailers who currently accept Apple Pay, but they should be expanding that as more people begin to adopt this mobile wallet.
While the major focus of Apple Pay’s recent expansion is on the Asian and European markets, there are plans in place to move into “every significant market” around the world. Currently, the service is available in the United States, Singapore, the United Kingdom, Canada, Switzerland, Australia, and China, in addition to the new services in France and Hong Kong.