Finally, Huawei Pay makes its way to Singapore. At launch, the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Singapore (ICBC Singapore) is the first bank to support this service in Singapore. More details below.
I am not sure how many retailers are supporting the Huawei Pay. I think it will take some time to get retailers to get on board, and also to get more local banks to support it.
Read the Press Release for more information.
Huawei officially launches Huawei Pay in Singapore
- ICBC Singapore is the first bank in exclusive partnership with Huawei Pay
- ICBC UnionPay credit card holders to enjoy up to S$20 cashback till 30 September
- Pre-installed in HUAWEI P40 Series and downloadable from AppGallery for all HUAWEI and HONOR device users to enjoy
SINGAPORE, 3 April 2020 – Huawei today announced the availability of Huawei Pay in Singapore, just in time for the sale of HUAWEI P40 Series. The Huawei Pay launch is in collaboration exclusively with UnionPay by Huawei Mobile Services (HMS), where Huawei Pay is a mobile payment tool that provides contactless, cashless payment service for HUAWEI and HONOR device users. The Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Singapore (ICBC Singapore) is the first bank to support this service in Singapore. Between 1 April and 30 September 2020, users in Singapore can enjoy benefits such as HUAWEI Points rewards and shopping cashback by registering their ICBC UnionPay credit cards and making payments via Huawei Pay.
Huawei Pay was first introduced in the China market in August 2016. It is one of the key services under the HUAWEI Wallet app. With Huawei Pay, users can turn their smart devices into e-wallet to enjoy secure, easy and convenient in-store payments.
Users can enable Huawei Pay by adding their bank cards to HUAWEI Wallet app. The HUAWEI Wallet app comes preloaded in the newly launched HUAWEI P40 series, while for the older HUAWEI and HONOR smartphone models, the app can be downloaded from HUAWEI AppGallery.
Huawei Pay supports Near Field Communication (NFC) payment in retail stores. Users can complete their transactions by simply tapping their HUAWEI or HONOR devices near to the Point-of-Sale (POS) terminal instead of their credit cards. To ensure payment security, Huawei Pay uses biometric authentication methods such as facial and fingerprint recognition to authenticate customers for retail purchases.
ICBC UnionPay Singapore Cardholders to enjoy rewards with Huawei Pay
ICBC is the first bank in Singapore to collaborate with Huawei Pay. In celebration of the launch, Singapore users who register ICBC UnionPay credit cards to Huawei Pay will receive a welcome gift of 10 HUAWEI Points (worth S$10). The HUAWEI Points can be used to offset in-app transactions for HUAWEI AppGallery, Themes, Video, Mobile Cloud and more.
Moreover, from 1 April to 30 September, ICBC UnionPay credit card users get to earn cashback up to S$20 by completing different tiers of payment transactions via Huawei Pay during the campaign period. No minimum spend is required for each qualifying Huawei Pay transaction.
ICBC Singapore users can visit their website here to learn more about this promotion.
About HUAWEI Mobile Services
HUAWEI Mobile Services is part of HUAWEI Consumer Business Group which aims to provide complete mobile experience to HUAWEI and HONOR device users. Our services include HUAWEI AppGallery, Mobile Cloud, Video, Themes, ScreenMagazine and more. HUAWEI Mobile Services covers 600 million users in over 170 countries, enabling a smart living for every HUAWEI device users. In the era of fully connected world, we continue to provide better user experience and fulfil our commitment to bring the world closer together.
To learn more about Huawei Mobile Services, please visit our official website: https://consumer.huawei.com/sg/mobileservices/
About Huawei Consumer BG
Huawei’s products and services are available in more than 170 countries, and are used by a third of the world’s population. Sixteen R&D centers have been set up in the United States, Germany, Sweden, Russia, India and China. Huawei Consumer BG is one of Huawei’s three business units and covers smartphones, PC and tablets, wearables and cloud services, etc. Huawei’s global network is built on almost 30 years of expertise in the telecom industry and is dedicated to delivering the latest technological advances to consumers around the world.
For more information please visit: https://consumer.huawei.com/sg/ or find us @huaweimobilesg on social media.