Source: Hang Seng Bank
Hang Seng Bank and CSL Limited (CSL) today announced their partnership to
extend the Hang Seng Mobile Payment Service (Service) to 1O1O and one2free customers, offering them the convenience of using designated near-field-communication (NFC)-enabled mobile phones to make payments at a wide range of retail outlets in Hong Kong.
Beginning early next year, the Service will be offered to 1O1O and one2free customers who hold a Hang Seng MasterCard. Participating customers will be able to use designated mobile phones to make payments through MasterCard PayPass terminals at over 3,000 merchant outlets.
To activate the Service, customers can visit any 1O1O Centre or one2free shop to obtain an NFC SIM card at no charge. After downloading the "Hang Seng Mobile Payment App" from the Google Play Store to an NFC - enabled smartphone, they can then download their Hang Seng Mobile Credit Cards and use the phone to make payments.
Mr Nixon Chan, Head of Retail Banking and Wealth Management at Hang Seng, said: "Hang Seng is committed to investing in technology. Since the introduction of our Mobile Payment Service in June, we have launched various initiatives to enhance the customer experience, including a first - of - its - kind mobile payment e - Coupon. We are delighted to be partnering with CSL to provide more customers with a fast, secure and convenient paymen t method. The Service uses an open architecture design that allows other interested parties to participate. We will continue to actively explore opportunities to expand our service scope through collaborative alliances."
Mr Danny Mok, Chief Marketing Off icer at CSL, said: "We are very pleased to partner with Hang Seng to provide 1O1O and one2free customers with the Mobile Payment Service. CSL is committed to delivering a superior customer experience by offering an innovative mobile service backed by a fas t and stable 4G network. This is greatly enhanced by our partnership with Hang Seng, which brings a comprehensive and diverse range of banking services. Together with support from a wide array of retail merchants, this will help further promote the popularity of mobile payments and create an enriched mobile experience for our customers."
Participating customers can also download e - CouponCoupons via the "Hang Seng Mobile Paymen can also download e - CouponCoupons via the "Hang Seng Mobile Payment App" to enjoy preferential offers when making mobile payments.
The e - Coupons can be used in conjunction with Cash Dollars / Merchant Dollars at designated merchants for even more savings. Customers will earn double Cash Dollars on all payments made using the S ervice. In addition, customers who spend at least HK$500 via the channel during the first three months will receive a further $100 Cash Dollars reward. The entire payment process is encrypted to help ensure a high level of security. Customers can also op t to enter a password each time they make a payment and check their 20 most recent transaction records on their phone. Should any participating customer lose their mobile phone, they can call Hang Seng or their telecommunications service provider to immedi ately suspend the Service.
The Service is currently available for a number of Android smartphones with NFC functionality, including: Samsung GALAXY Note lll LTE / Note lll / MEGA / S4 LTE / S3 LTE / S3 / Note II LTE / Note II; LG Optimus G Pro / LG G2; S ony XperiaTM Z / Z1 / Z Ultra / Z Ultra LTE; and HTC Butterfly s / The new HTC One. Hang Seng will extend the Service to other types of smartphones in the future