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Huawei Pay launched in Thailand in collaboration with UnionPay

HUAWEI, technology, fintech, China, mobile payment, ThailandHuawei Mobile Services (HMS) has partnered with UnionPay to launch its mobile payment service – Huawei Pay, in Thailand. The mobile payment tool provides a contactless and cashless payment service for HUAWEI device users. In Thailand, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Thai) is the first bank to support the payment service. The payment service by the company was first introduced in the China market in August 2016 and is rooted in the HUAWEI Wallet.

“We are pleased to extend our partnership with UnionPay and Industrial and Commercial Bank of China to introduce Huawei Pay to the Thailand market. With Huawei Pay, users can turn their devices into an e-wallet to enjoy secure, easy and convenient payment experience,” said the Director of Huawei Asia Pacific Consumer Cloud Service, Shane Shan.

Also, Read: UnionPay QuickPass launched in Pakistan, as contactless payments increase due to COVID-19

The payment solution is one of the key services under the company’s Wallet app that supports Near Field Communication (NFC) payments in retail stores. Users can enable the services by adding their bank cards to the Wallet app and transact conveniently by tapping their devices to the payment terminal.

The mobile payment solution has been designed with security in mind, as mentioned by the company, and it uses PIN or biometric authentication methods such as fingerprint recognition to authenticate customers for retail purchases. The company’s Wallet app comes pre-installed in the newly launched HUAWEI P40 series. For the existing smartphone models, the app can be downloaded from the company’s official app marketplace. In Thailand, the local merchandises support Huawei Pay including Boots, Emporium, Jaymart, Major Cineplex, Mr. D.I.Y, Sushi Hiro, Swarovski, Tesco Lotus, The Face Shop and others.

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