China UnionPay, UnionPay International has cooperated with Huawei and National Bank (NBP), one of Pakistan’s largest commercial banks, to launch Huawei Pay in Pakistan.
The new service allows local Huawei/Honor phone users to pay via both contactless and QR code payments and is the card scheme’s first mobile-wallet service to feature dual payment options overseas.
Now, owners need to connect their card to their mobile phone once, and then access multiple mobile payment methods, according to a press release.
Now for users in Pakistan, they can link UnionPay cards issued by NBP to the mobile-wallet app Huawei Pay and then can choose to make tap & go or scan & go payments as they like or according to the acceptance condition of a particular merchant.
Recently, UnionPay is accepted nationwide with some 300 thousand merchants accepting payment by UnionPay QR code. And with 12.6 million cards issued locally, “UnionPay” is the second-largest international card scheme in terms of card issuance in Pakistan, with over 2.75 million issued in partnership with NBP.