There are 9 major digital wallets in Hong Kong including PayMe, Wechat Pay, AlipayHK, PayMe, Tap & Go, TNG Wallet(TNG), O!ePay, Apple Pay, Google Pay and UnionPay QuickPass.
Apart from top up, cash withdrawal and P2P transfer, some digital wallets also provide functions for global money transfer and bill payment. Below is the comparison table of the digital wallets:
|Credit Card Binding||✔||—||✔||✔||✔||✔||—||✔||✔|
|P2P Transfer Payment||✔||✔||—||—||✔||✔||✔||—||—|
|In Person Money Transfer||—||✔||—||✔||—||✔||—||✔||✔|
|Global Money Transfer||—||✔||—||—||—||✔||✔||—||—|
You could bind your credit card with some digital wallets to earn extra rewards.Compare the air miles and cash rebate you can get if binding the credit cards with Payme, Wechat Pay and Alipay HK！
There are basic, payment-oriented and integrated digital wallets in Hong Kong. Basic functions of digital wallet include top-up, money withdrawal and money transfer such as PayMe.
Digital wallets with payment function are Apple Pay, Google Pay and UnionPay Quick Pass. These digital wallets support store and online merchant payment, which support credit cards issued by major banks in Hong Kong.
Integrated digital wallets support top-up, money withdrawal and money transfer, as well as payment functions. Examples are Wechat Pay, Alipay HK, Tap & Go, TNG Wallet and O! ePay.
Wechat Pay, Alipay HK, Pay Me, Tap &Go, TNG and O!ePay support top-up function to increase the balance in the wallets, there are several ways to top up:
|Digital Wallet||Top-up method|
|Cash: 7-11, Circle K and McDonald
Bank Account: Dah Sing Bank, ICBC and Bank of China
|Cash: 7-11, Circle K, Fortress, Watsons and McDonald
Bank Account: Standard Chartered
|Credit Card: Citibank, DBS, CCB, Dah Sing Bank, Bank of China, China CITIC Bank etc.|
|Faster Payment Service (Instant top-ups)
Cash: HKT, 1010, CSL, 7-Eleven, Circle K, 759 Store,
SUN MOBILE, Pricerite, HEYCOINS, Coin Cart
Financial institutions: FWD
|Bank Account: Bank of China, Chiyu Bank and Nanyang Commercial
Credit Card: Most banks in Hong Kong
|Bank Accounts︰Standard Chartered
Credit Card︰Standard Chartered
Cash︰7-11、Heng On Market
You can withdraw money from digital wallets like Wechat Pay, PayMe, Tap & Go, TNG and Octopus O!e Pay to your bank accounts(most banks applicable).You can also withdraw money from Alipay HK to HSBC, Heng Seng, Bank of China, Standard Chartered, Citibank, BEA , ICBC and Dah Shing Bank accounts.
Now you can bind the credit cards with Wechat Pay, Alipay HK, PayMe, Octopus O!e Pay or payment-oriented digital wallets.
Also, You can earn the air miles and cash rebate if binding the credit cards with Payme(Top-up), Wechat Pay and Alipay HK(Money Transfer).
But not all digital wallets provide credit cards binding rewards. For example, if you top up Tap & Go, you can not earn any rebates; if you top up TNG with credit card, it with charge you a handling fee.
*All information are for your reference and updated by October 2019.