Apple Pay has expanded to Hong Kong. It’s the ninth country/major region to get support for Apple’s mobile payment service, following the U.S., UK, Canada, Australia, China, Singapore, Switzerland, and France.
Visa, MasterCard, and American Express debit and credit cards issued by Hang Seng Bank, Bank of China (Hong Kong), DBS Bank (Hong Kong), HSBC, Standard Chartered, and directly from American Express work with Apple Pay. Apple has hinted that Spain and Hong Kong are also in line to get Apple Pay at some point this year (Spain currently supports it for Amex only).
CEO Tim Cook also recently spoke about plans to bring the mobile payment system to India, while Japan and Brazil are also expected to add Apple Pay support in the near future. What’s more, yesterday Apple announced a U.S. expansion of payment services that includes support from 13 new banks and credit unions, bringing the total up to nearly 1,375 financial institutions.