Apple Pay service expanded to France and Hong Kong

Apple Pay service expanded to France and Hong Kong

On Tuesday, US tech giant Apple expanded the availability of its Apple Pay mobile payment service to France and Hong Kong. The service is already available in the US, Canada, UK, Australia, Singapore, Switzerland, and China.

As a result of the availability on Apple Pay in France, the mobile payment service’s French website now shows that the service is compatible with Mastercard and Visa credit and debit cards issued by Carrefour Banque and Ticket Restaurant, and also Caisse d'Epargne, and Banque Populaire.

In addition, the website has also mentioned that credit card support will “soon” be available at two other French issuers --- Boon and Orange.

The website has also revealed that a number of French retailers are offering support for the Apple Pay system, including the Apple Store itself, as well as Bocage, Cojean, Eram, Total, and Sephora, among others.

Meanwhile, the details shared on the Apple Pay Hong Kong website have revealed that Apple’s mobile payment system in the country works with American Express, Mastercard and Visa credit cards from banks HSBC, Bank of China (Hong Kong), Hang Seng, Standard Chartered, and DBS. The website has also said that Apple Pay service will also be supported by Bank of East Asia and HKT in the near future.

Moreover, as per the website, some Hong Kong retailers that have started accepting Apple Pay payments with immediate effect include 7-11, Mannings, Wellcome, Jasons Food & Living, Sa Sa and Pizza Hut.