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Visa Announces Support for Apple Pay in Hong Kong

HONG KONG, July 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Visa, a leading global payments technology company, announced that starting from today eligible Visa cardholders in Hong Kong will be able to use Apple Pay and begin to make purchases at selected merchants. This transforms mobile payments with another easy, secure and private way to pay that is fast and convenient.

"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." said Caroline Ada, Country Manager, Visa Hong Kong and Macau.

According to Visa's study[1], Hong Kong people are willing to try new ways of payment with 77 per cent of respondents saying that they are likely to try out or adopt new ways of paying. Moreover, 78 per cent said that they will use smartphone as the device for making everyday...