UnionPay International has partnered with Hong Kong-based HKT Payment to introduce the new Tap & Go UnionPay Prepaid Card for customers travelling to mainland China.
Cardholders will be able to use their Tap & Go mobile wallet to instantly convert Honk Kong dollars (HKD) to Chinese currency (renminbi/RMB), thereby avoiding waiting time for currency exchange and the associated handling fee.
The new prepaid card can also be used across 168 international markets and for online payments of various purchases such as airline tickets and hotel booking.
It can be additionally used for in-store transactions at UnionPay acceptance-enabled terminals, and can also be linked to Apple Pay wallet.
UnionPay International Hong Kong branch deputy general manager Michelle Shao said: “As an international payment scheme, we are pleased to collaborate with HKT Payment to launch the Tap & Go UnionPay Prepaid Card, which allows customers to pay conveniently and safely within 51 million merchants in 168 countries and regions worldwide, while enjoying local offers and benefits brought by UnionPay.
“UnionPay International will continue to provide a safe and secure payment experience and to expedite the development of payment innovation in Hong Kong as consumers continue to explore new forms of digital payments.”