UnionPay rolls out mobile payment services in South Asia

UnionPay mobile QuickPass and QR code payment services will be launched in Sri Lanka


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Sri Lanka has become a new market where UnionPay is rolling out its mobile payment service. After the launch of UnionPay QuickPass service in the country this August, UnionPay QR code payment service will be accepted soon.

On November 16th, CEO of UnionPay International Mr. Cai Jianbo met with Ranjit Page, Deputy Chairman & CEO of Cargills Group, the largest Retail & FMCG group in Sri Lanka, in Colombo. The two parties have agreed to roll-out UnionPay QR code payment service across the country commencing in the first half of next year, through the Cargills ecosystem, including supermarkets, restaurants and cinemas, and equip Cargills’ e-wallet with UnionPay QR code payment function through the digital issuance of UnionPay cards, bringing UnionPay QR code payment service to local customers.

In line with global changes in consumers’ payment habits, UnionPay has developed a portfolio of mobile payment products including the “UnionPay” mobile application, QR code payment service, NFC mobile payment, and In-app payment.

UnionPay International is accelerating the rollout of these mobile payment services outside mainland China, expanding the acceptance of these services to 42 countries and regions—driving up the volume of cross-border transactions made through the “UnionPay” app grew by 150%. To date, UnionPay mobile QuickPass service is accepted at 2 million POS terminals across over 30 countries and regions outside mainland China, and UnionPay QR code payment is accepted at about 60,000 merchants in 23 countries and regions outside the Chinese Mainland.

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