Alibaba Alipay, Barclaycard expand partnership for UK payments

Source: alizila, Friday, Mar 15, 2019

UK payments processing company Barclaycard announced a new partnership with Alipay that will allow retailers to accept the Chinese payment app in stores across the country. The move will allow more merchants in the UK to tap into the growing number of Chinese tourists and their spending power.

Under the agreement, Barclaycard merchants will start accepting in-store Alipay payments without replacing their existing Point of Sale (PoS) system. Alipay users will be able to search for retail outlets near their location to find out information such as opening hours, directions, and discount offerings.