Apple Pay has arrived in Vietnam, enabling users to make contactless money transactions through an iPhone or Apple Watch.
Vietnam is the third country in Southeast Asia to allow Apple Pay after Malaysia and Singapore.
Several lenders such as MB Bank and Techcombank now support Apple Pay services at some establishments such as Starbucks, Phuc Long, Mc Donald’s, Highlands Coffee, CGV, and Winmart.
Users can add their credit or debit card information to Apple Pay using the Apple Wallet app.
At least an iPhone 6 or Apple Watch Series 4 is required to use it.
Apple Pay was first launched in the U.S. in 2014.
Apple assures that users’ credit data is only stored on their devices and not transmitted to Apple’s servers.
In Vietnam, Samsung Pay was launched in 2017 and Google Wallet in November 2022.