Tech giant Google has launched its mobile payments system Android Pay in Hong Kong that will allow users to pay for anything using their NFC enabled smartphone.
The service will work with MasterCard and Visa cards issued by BEA, DBS, Dah Sing Bank, Hang Seng Bank, HSBC, and Standard Chartered Bank in Hong Kong.
Using the contactless payments service, users can pay at over 5,000 retail locations in Hong Kong, including 7-Eleven, Circle K, McDonald's and Fortress, Google said.
They can add multiple cards and choose which card they want to use before they pay. Android Pay will also store gift cards and loyalty cards on phones powered by the Android mobile software, the company added.
Google global head of payments products Pali Bhat said: “Android Pay makes mobile payment as simple and secure as possible. Just wake your phone, hold it to the contactless payment terminal, and your payment is done.”
Google’s launch of Android Pay in Hong Kong follows that of Apple, which launched Apple Pay in Hong Kong in July this year.