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Some 180,000 applications received for changing voucher e-payment platform

Some 180,000 applications received for changing voucher e-payment platform

About 180,000 citizens have applied for switching to other electronic payment platforms to collect the second phase of HK$5,000 consumption voucher.
Meanwhile, about 230,000 new applications have been received as of 6pm Friday, according to a government statement issued Saturday morning.

Under phase II of the scheme, available options of e-payment platforms will include BoC Pay and PayMe from HSBC, apart from the existing AlipayHK, Tap & Go, WeChat Pay HK and Octopus.

The government reminded existing registrants who do not want to change the stored value facility (SVF) accounts under phase II or amend other registration records that they are not required to go through any procedure.

For eligible citizens who have not registered before, and existing registrants who want to change their SVF accounts, they should visit the e-registration portal in the Scheme website or one of the temporary service centers on or before July 23 to complete the procedures.

The addresses and opening hours of the eight service centers can be found on the Scheme website. Reservations can be made in advance through the hotline 185000.

Also, the government added that each registrant can only register or apply for change of SVF account once and duplicate registration or application will not be processed.

The consumption voucher of either HK$5,000 or HK$10,000 will be distributed to citizens' SVF accounts starting from August 7.
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