Huawei today announced that its contactless payment system, Huawei Pay is now in Malaysia through a collaboration with UnionPay International as well as the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC). First launched in China back in 2016, the platform is also available for Huawei phone users in Russia, Singapore, Thailand, Pakistan, Hong Kong, and Macau.
That being said, the company pointed out that users can actually utilise Huawei Pay via the Huawei Wallet app in selected Huawei devices all over the world. This is as long as the payment terminals are able to support NFC and UnionPay QuickPass.
Given the collaboration, the only bank in Malaysia that supports Huawei Pay at the moment is the local division of ICBC. In addition to that, the only ICBC Malaysia card that you can use with Huawei Pay, for now, is the UnionPay credit card. Since the bank also offers UnionPay debit card and Visa credit card, make sure you ask for the correct card from ICBC Malaysia if you are planning to utilise the Huawei Pay feature.
Meanwhile, Huawei has provided us with a list that contains some of the brands and merchants that already support Huawei Pay in Malaysia although as mentioned earlier, the contactless payment system can generally be used on NFC payment terminals that accept UnionPay cards:
If you’re wondering whether your Huawei device is able to support Huawei Pay, check out the list below:
Huawei Malaysia has also pointed out that Huawei Pay is already live in our market since 15 November 2020 and users currently can receive up to 50% cashback for their transactions alongside the chance to win Huawei P40. For more information about Huawei Pay, head on to its general FAQ on Huawei’s official website right here.