Huawei partners Aleta Planet & UnionPay to support digital mobile payments

Mar 7, 2022

Singapore, 07 March 2022 – Huawei phone users will now find it a breeze to pay with the new AP-1 / Huawei Pay card, thanks to Aleta Planet, a Singapore-based FinTech provider that supports digital mobile payments on Huawei phones.

Aleta Planet said today that its AP-1 UnionPay virtual card can be easily added to phones capable of making UnionPay Contactless and Quick Response (QR) Code payment and have the Huawei Wallet app.  The card allows users to pay, remit, and collect payments through the UnionPay network, the largest card network in the world with the unique advantage of allowing foreigners to pay like a local in China’s cashless economy. 

Globally, UnionPay’s Contactless payment is accepted at 29 million merchant point-of-sale terminals in 93 markets, and UnionPay QR Code payment is accepted at 31 million merchants in 45 countries and regions.

Customers who sign up for an AP-1 / Huawei Pay Digital Account will not only enjoy fast, secure, and smooth payments for all their transactions, they will also enjoy many benefits including up to $888 spending rewards and up to 3% cash rebate during a promotional period from 21 February 2022 to 3 April 2022.

In five easy steps, customers can sign up for AP-1 card and add it to Huawei Wallet. The launch of AP-1 digital card on Huawei phones is timed with the launch of the new HUAWEI P50 Pocket.

Aleta Planet Founder and Group Chairman Ryan Gwee said: “Huawei and Aleta Planet have been working hard behind the scenes to develop a frictionless experience for Huawei phone users to make cashless payments using AP-1.

“Embedding our proprietary technology into Huawei phones is just the first step in our collaboration. We plan to continue innovating to create a more seamless customer experience for the more than 730 million Huawei device users worldwide.’’

Aleta Planet’s AP-1 / Huawei Pay Digital Account is designed for convenience and security, thanks to its built-in Near Field Communication (NFC) capability for contactless payments. All transactions with AP-1 Digital Account on Huawei Pay are processed and protected by UnionPay International rules and standards, with financial-level Triple Security Protection to ensure peace of mind.

“With an increasingly digitalised society and volatile business environment, it is important for all companies to adapt and stay relevant, especially in the financial technological landscape. We are excited to announce our partnership with Aleta Planet to provide leading-edge technology solutions regulated by Monetary Authority of Singapore, starting with the virtual AP-1 card, exclusive to Huawei phone users. As an industry leader and business enabler, we look forward to embracing more local innovative partnerships with fintech enterprises like Aleta Planet and strive to deliver the best customer experience for all Huawei users and local business environment.” said Foo Fang Yong, CEO of Huawei International.

“We are pleased to collaborate with Aleta Planet and Huawei to offer yet another option of Mobile Payment on UnionPay. Customers can not only conveniently tap their Huawei phones on many merchant terminals here for UnionPay Contactless payment, but can also scan UnionPay QR Code for payment at many everyday spend places like hawker centres, wet markets, F&B outlets like HEYTEA and Old Chang Kee, and Retailers like Hock Hua. When international travel resumes, consumers can access UnionPay mobile payment in 94 countries and regions outside of Singapore, enjoying secure and seamless UnionPay Contactless and QR Code payments at their favourite travel destinations,” said Mr. Huiming Cai, General Manager, UnionPay International, Southeast Asia.

Aleta Planet said Singapore residents who sign up for the AP-1 / Huawei Pay Digital Account through Singpass from 21 February 2022 to 3 April 2022 will enjoy a waiver of membership sign-up fee (U.P. $99) + 3 years of annual fees (U.P. $12 per annum).

During the same period, AP-1 / Huawei Pay Digital Account users will enjoy 3% cashback on their transactions and additional UnionPay shopping rebates. In addition, the top spender biweekly will walk away with attractive Huawei products including Huawei MatePad LTE while the overall Top 1 spender during the campaign period will win a spending reward of $888. Terms and conditions apply.

The HUAWEI P50 Pocket foldable flagship smartphone comes in cocoa gold and retails for $2,398. It is available at all Huawei authorised stores, major telco partners (M1, Singtel and StarHub), authorised retailers, and Huawei official online stores like Lazada and Shopee.

Customers can add Aleta Planet’s AP-1 Digital Account to Huawei Wallet in the following four steps:

Step 1: Download AP-1 app in AppGallery and sign up for the AP-1 / Huawei Pay Virtual Account.
Step 2: Open AP-1 app and select Wallet, under Express Enrollment, select ‘Huawei Pay’.
Step 3: Click ‘Add to Huawei Wallet-SG’ & proceed.
Step 4: Confirm AP-1 card is added with card details.

Towards the end of Q2 2022, users will be able to register their AP-1 virtual card directly on their Huawei Pay wallet, making the payment process much more seamless.

Aleta Planet was founded in 2014 by Mr Gwee, a former banker who has worked in Singapore, Hong Kong and China.

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About Aleta Planet:

Founded in 2014 in Singapore, Aleta Planet is a holistic payments technology provider of merchant acquisition, card issuance, remittance and B2B payments. Aleta Planet is licensed by the Monetary Authority of Singapore as a Major Payment Institution, and has offices in Hong Kong, Dubai, Australia and Malaysia. Its secure and internationally certified proprietary platform connects businesses to the world’s payment infrastructure through one Application Programming Interface, enabling business growth, greater customer engagement and new revenue opportunities.

Aleta Planet specialises in cross-border, multi-currency transactions with China through UnionPay International and Weixin Pay. The success of its card network-agnostic platform has also garnered it the operating licenses from other card networks such as JCB, Discover, Diners Club, Visa and MasterCard, and it is PayNow enabled. Furthermore, Aleta Planet’s broad network enables individuals and businesses to deposit local currencies from 42 countries or remit funds to 141 countries. With this comprehensive offering, Aleta Planet seeks to accelerate networks beyond China to the rest of the world.

For more information, please visit: www.aletaplanet.com


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