Huawei launching a digital wallet in South Africa in partnership with Zapper


Huawei Technologies Co. has revealed that it will be launching a mobile payment service in South Africa this week, Huawei Pay, in partnership with the mobile payment company, Zapper.

The payment method supports debit and credit cards across all of South Africa’s top banks. Huawei users will have to install the Huawei Wallet app from the Huawei AppGallery and add their bank cards. Then, when paying in stores, they simply scan the Zapper QR payment code on the bill at checkout. All local debit and credit cards from all local banks are supported.

“We are proud to launch Huawei Pay in South Africa in partnership with Zapper. With Huawei Pay, you add your bank cards to the app and then pay in stores simply by scanning the Zapper QR Payment Code on the bill when you check out,” Huawei said in a statement.

“All local debit and credit cards from all local banks are supported. It’s a simple and convenient payment solution that we know will make the lives of South African consumers easier.”

Huawei promised security as your information will be kept private, as Huawei does not keep the transaction details. Every transaction has to be authenticated by your passcode or fingerprint. Meanwhile, the app receives the same fraud protection as you get on your bank cards.

In addition, it doesn’t use your bank card number to handle transactions. These details aren’t stored on your device or on Huawei servers, and aren’t shared with merchants.

The service launches in South Africa on 3 December. To start your Huawei Pay journey, simply download Huawei Wallet from Huawei AppGallery.

Main Image: The South African

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