Huawei announced the launch of its mobile payment service, Huawei Pay, in South Africa on December 3.
The mobile payment service will be integrated with Zapper locally and support debit and credit cards at all major banks in South Africa.
Huawei device owners can download the Huawei Wallet app through Huawei AppGallery, then use the Huawei Pay service to purchase a variety of products from a wide range of leading South African retailers.
“We are proud to launch Huawei Pay in South Africa in partnership with Zapper,” said Likun Zhao, Huawei Consumer Business Group Vice President for Southern Africa.
“With Huawei Pay, you add your bank cards to the app and then pay in-store simply by scanning the QR Zapper payment code on the invoice when you check out.”
“It’s a simple and convenient payment solution that we know will make life easier for South African consumers.”
Huawei Pay does not use your credit card number to manage your payments, nor is this information stored on your device or on Huawei Pay’s servers, nor shared with merchants.
Huawei said it does not store any of your transaction details.
Zapper CEO Brett White said the partnership would benefit the South African mobile payments market.
“Huawei is a favorite among a large portion of smartphone owners in South Africa and giving them access to Zapper’s scan-to-pay platform will enable them to make fast and secure payments nationwide,” said White.
“Our mission is to facilitate transactions and by putting the Zapper solution in the hands of millions of South African consumers, many more merchants can now confidently offer cashless transactions.
“It is clear that this partnership is a victory for the local mobile payments market and we look forward to continuing to innovate together.”
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