11th January 2023 - 2 min read
HSBC Bank announced that Apple Pay has now enabled support for its credit cards, thereby allowing the bank’s customers to add eligible cards to the mobile payment service for future Apple Pay payments. This makes HSBC the fourth bank to be supported by the mobile payment service since its arrival in Malaysia about five months ago.
In an FAQ, HSBC clarified that all HSBC and HSBC Amanah Visa and Mastercard credit cards will be accepted by Apple Pay. Additionally, your transaction limit will depend on the available transaction limit of your cards.
HSBC also highlighted the various safety features that customers can enjoy when making Apple Pay payments. “All transactions require FaceID, TouchID, or your passcode on your iPhone, iPad or Mac, and a double click on your Apple Watch. Your card number is also never stored on your device or Apple servers,” the bank noted on its website.
To add your HSBC credit cards to Apple Pay, simply open your Apple Wallet app on your phone and tap on the “+” sign found in the upper right corner. Following that, scan your card as prompted, or key in your card details manually if you prefer. You will also have the option to set your HSBC card as your default card for Apple Pay.
In conjunction with this latest development, HSBC is running a campaign that offers a cashback reward of RM30 after eligible customers perform five Apple Pay transactions (with a minimum spend of RM 50 per
transaction). Already ongoing, the campaign is set to end on 31 May 2023.
For context, Apple Pay officially made its way to Malaysia in August last year. However, it only accepted selected cards issued by three banks at the time of launch, namely Maybank, AmBank, and Standard Chartered. A month later, Maybank said that Apple Pay had also enabled support for its AMEX cards. Meanwhile, CIMB shared that its cards will likely only be accepted by Apple Pay some time in the second half of 2023.
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