CHINA China's Alipay mobile payment introduced in Denmark


China's Alipay mobile payment introduced in Denmark

Xinhuah | Xinhuah

02:54, October 25, 2017

APay Nordic marketing manager Zhang Dayu (L2) shows guests how to use Alipay.  Photo: Shi Shouhe/Xinhua

COPENHAGEN, Oct. 24 (Xinhua) -- The world's leading mobile payment platform Alipay was launched in Denmark on Monday, enabling its Chinese users to enjoy its fast and convenient payment service when they travel to the Nordic country.

Operated by Ant Financial Services Group, an affiliate company of China's Alibaba Group, Alipay users can hail a taxi, book a hotel, buy movie tickets, pay utility bills, make appointments with doctors, or purchase wealth management products directly from within the app.

"We are happy that Denmark and the Nordics are embracing Alipay for Chinese tourists. The adoption of Alipay services of both payment and marketing will not only enhance the experience of Chinese consumers but also help Danish businesses to reach out to their Chinese customers even before they depart from China," said Wang Li, head of Alipay EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa).

Alipay was launched in Denmark by APay Nordic AS, in cooperation with 2paynow, the technology platform provider of Alipay in Europe.

According to Wang, Alipay's in-store payment service is covering more than 30 countries across the world, and tax reimbursement via Alipay is supported in 24 countries and regions.

Alipay has been launching its services in Europe since mid-2016. Denmark is the fourth Northern European country for Alipay to set foot in after Norway, Finland and Sweden.

Alipay now has over 520 million active users and over 450 financial institution partners globally. Over 10 million merchants accept Alipay across China.

Related Stories

Terms of Service & Privacy Policy

We have updated our privacy policy to comply with the latest laws and regulations. The updated policy explains the mechanism of how we collect and treat your personal data. You can learn more about the rights you have by reading our terms of service. Please read them carefully. By clicking AGREE, you indicate that you have read and agreed to our privacy policies

Agree and continue