Joint Press Release Launch of PromptPay x FPS Link between Thailand and Hong Kong 

Joint Press Release | 04 Dec 2023


Joint Press Release
Launch of PromptPay x FPS Link
between Thailand and Hong Kong 

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) and the Bank of Thailand (BOT) announced the launch of the FPS x PromptPay Link for cross-border QR payment between Hong Kong and Thailand today (4 December). This initiative provides a fast, secure and easily accessible cross-border retail payment service to people travelling between Hong Kong and Thailand.


Through this linkage, travellers from Thailand and Hong Kong will be able to make retail payments by using their mobile payment applications to scan the Hong Kong FPS QR code and Thai PromptPay QR Code displayed by merchants respectively. Users will benefit from an additional efficient payment means, while merchants will be able to receive their funds immediately. This payment connectivity will provide travellers with greater convenience, hence supporting tourism and economic activities of Hong Kong and Thailand.


Mr Eddie Yue, Chief Executive of Hong Kong Monetary Authority, said, “The HKMA is very pleased to work with the Bank of Thailand on this initiative which provides a safe, convenient and efficient means for travellers to make cross-border retail payments. The launch of this service today marks an important milestone to the FPS in Hong Kong in expanding its usage to cross-border payments.”


Dr Sethaput Suthiwartnarueput, Governor of the Bank of Thailand, said, “This collaboration with Hong Kong is an important milestone in Thailand’s digitalisation efforts and demonstrates our commitment in creating more efficient and inclusive cross-border payments in the region. This linkage will bring tangible benefits not only to the 1.5 million tourists from these two economies, but also merchants serving them as well.”


This initiative is made possible with the collaboration from various stakeholders from both jurisdictions under the joint stewardship of the HKMA and the BOT. These include the Hong Kong Interbank Clearing Limited (HKICL) and the National ITMX (NITMX) as operators of the respective instant payment systems, as well as HSBC Hong Kong and Bangkok Bank as settlement banks responsible for cross-border settlements for the service.  The service providers offering this cross-border QR payment service to their customers via their mobile payment applications include seven participating banks and two (non-bank) Stored Value Facilities from Hong Kong, and three commercial banks from Thailand.  The list of participating institutions, including the banks providing QR codes to the merchants supporting this service, can be found in Appendix.  


Both central banks strongly believe that this cross-border QR payment will result in a safer, more efficient, and cost-attractive alternative for retail payment for the general public. It will also serve as a catalyst for more collaborations on financial innovations in this dynamic region in the coming years.


Hong Kong Monetary Authority

Bank of Thailand

4 December 2023

For media enquiries, please contact::

Hong Kong Monetary Authority
Communications Division
Tel: (+852) 2878 1990

Bank of Thailand
Payment Systems Policy Department
Tel: (+66) 2283 5033


List of Participating Institutions Providing the PromptPay x FPS Link

(i.e. Hong Kong-Thailand Cross-border QR Payment) Service


Users from Thailand paying in Hong KongUsers from Hong Kong paying in Thailand
use the following payment applicationsto scan QR codes  provided by the following institutions*  

use the following

payment applications

to scan QR codes  provided by the following institutions*  
1. Bangkok Bank1. Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited1. Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited1. Bangkok Bank
2. Bank of Ayudhya2. Bank of Communications (Hong Kong) Limited2. Bank of Communications (Hong Kong) Limited2. Bank of Ayudhya
3. Krungthai Bank3. Bank of Communications Co. Ltd., Hong Kong Branch3. Bank of East Asia, Limited (The)3. Krungthai Bank
 4. China Construction Bank (Asia) Corporation Limited

4. Citibank (Hong Kong) Limited


4. Kasikornbank
 5. CMB Wing Lung Bank Limited

5. Fubon Bank (Hong Kong) Limited


5. Siam Commercial Bank
 6. Dah Sing Bank, Limited

6. Hang Seng Bank, Limited


 7. DBS Bank (Hong Kong) Limited7. HKT Payment Limited
 8. DBS Bank Ltd., Hong Kong Branch

8. Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited (The)

 9. ePaylinks Technology Co., Limited9. Octopus Cards Limited 
 10. Hang Seng Bank, Limited     
 11. HKT Payment Limited  
 12. Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited (The)  
 13. Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Asia) Limited  
 14. OCBC Bank (Hong Kong) Limited  
 15. Shanghai Commercial Bank Limited  
 16. Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited  
 17. TNG (Asia) Limited  
 18. United Overseas Bank Ltd.  
 19. Yintran Group Holdings Limited  
 20. ZA Bank Limited  


* Names of participating institutions listed in ascending alphabetical order