In 2019, every Hongkonger was holding more than 3 cards, creating a highly penetrated payment card market in the region
Hong Kong has progressed in the adoption and use of payment cards, GlobalData revealed. The total number of card payments is expected to rise from 642 million in 2015 to 1 billion in 2020. This is due to the convenience of electronic payments, secure payment infrastructure and the emergence of contactless payments.
The government along with banks try to provide services even in remote areas. This way, banking infrastructure is being expanded through the mobile banking branches, physical bank branches and establishment of virtual banks.
Hong Kong’s payment card market is mainly supported by credit and charge cards, accounting for 67.9% of the total card payment value in 2019. The country’s total card payment value is expected to increase from $43.3 billion in 2019 to $59.6 billion in 2023.
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