Hong Kong Credit Cards Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)

The Hong Kong Credit Cards Market is Segmented by Card Type (General Purpose Credit Cards and Specialty & Other Credit Cards), by Application (Food & Groceries, Health & Pharmacy, Restaurants & Bars, Consumer Electronics, Media & Entertainment, Travel & Tourism, and Other Applications), by Provider (Visa, Mastercard, and Other Providers). The Report Offers Market Size and Forecasts for the Hong Kong Credit Cards Market in Value (USD) for all the Above Segments.

Hong Kong Credit Cards Market Size

Hong Kong Credit Cards Market Summary
Study Period 2020 - 2029
Base Year For Estimation 2023
Market Size (2024) USD 113.41 Billion
Market Size (2029) USD 171.93 Billion
CAGR (2024 - 2029) 8.68 %
Market Concentration Medium

Major Players

Hong Kong Credit Cards Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Hong Kong Credit Cards Market Analysis

The Hong Kong Credit Cards Market size is estimated at USD 113.41 billion in 2024, and is expected to reach USD 171.93 billion by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 8.68% during the forecast period (2024-2029).

Hong Kong has a well-established contactless payment infrastructure, and many credit cards support popular payment methods such as Visa payWave and Mastercard PayPass. Credit cards in Hong Kong are offered by five primary issuers. Dominating the market are Visa and Mastercard, renowned globally for their extensive acceptance. Following closely are American Express, UnionPay, and JCB. Certain cards, like Earn MORE UnionPay and Wewa UnionPay, are tailored for individuals such as housewives, freelancers, or tertiary school students, with specific minimum income requirements. Additionally, many cards feature a low minimum income threshold, facilitating accessibility for a broader range of applicants.

Credit card usage is relatively high in Hong Kong, and many residents hold at least one credit card. Credit cards enjoy broad acceptance across the territory, encompassing most retail outlets, restaurants, hotels, and online merchants. Credit card issuers in Hong Kong often offer rewards programs that allow cardholders to accumulate points or cashback on their spending. These rewards are eligible for redemption for a range of benefits, including travel vouchers, merchandise, dining discounts, or cash rebates. Some credit cards also provide additional perks like airport lounge access, travel insurance, concierge services, and exclusive promotions.

Hong Kong Credit Cards Market Trends

Increasing Number of Credit Card Transaction in Hong Kong

Hong Kong credit cards remain a consumer favorite. Banks work closely with merchant partners to offer customers some of the world's most lucrative credit card incentives. The growth of e-commerce in Hong Kong has played a significant role in the increasing number of credit card transactions. Consumers in Hong Kong have access to a diverse range of credit card products, each tailored to different needs and preferences. These may include rewards cards, cashback cards, travel cards, co-branded cards, and premium cards offering exclusive benefits and privileges. Credit card issuers in Hong Kong compete aggressively by offering attractive rewards programs to cardholders. These programs often include reward points, air miles, cash rebates, dining discounts, shopping vouchers, and other perks designed to incentivize card usage and promote customer loyalty. Many credit card issuers in Hong Kong have established partnerships with airlines, hotels, retailers, and other merchants to offer exclusive discounts, promotions, and benefits to cardholders. These partnerships enhance the value proposition of credit cards and encourage consumers to use them for everyday spending.

Credit cards are often the preferred payment method for online transactions, contributing to the overall increase in credit card usage. Contactless payment options like Near Field Communication (NFC) technology have gained popularity in Hong Kong. Many credit cards are now equipped with contactless payment capabilities, allowing users to make quick and convenient transactions by tapping their cards on the payment terminals.

Hong Kong Credit Cards Market: Number of Credit Card Transactions in Hong Kong from 2018-2022

Increasing Digital Payments Are Impacting Credit Card Usage

Credit cards are often integrated into digital wallet platforms, allowing users to add their credit card information to these wallets. This integration enables seamless payments using credit card details stored within the digital wallet. As more consumers adopt digital wallets and link their credit cards, payment behavior may shift away from physical credit card usage. It's important to note that while digital payments have grown, credit cards still play a significant role in the payment ecosystem.
Credit cards offer advantages such as credit limits, rewards programs, and consumer protection, making them favorable for certain transactions. The impact of digital payments on credit card usage may vary depending on consumer preferences, merchant acceptance, and the availability of alternative payment options. Many online retailers and platforms provide digital payment options, including credit card payments. As consumers increasingly turn to online shopping, they may rely on credit cards for these transactions, contributing to overall credit card usage.

Hong Kong Credit Cards Market: Digital Payment Transaction Value in Hong Kong from 2018 to 2022, Million USD

Hong Kong Credit Cards Industry Overview

The credit card market in Hong Kong is highly developed and competitive, with numerous local and international banks offering a wide range of credit card products to consumers. The report highlights the numerous strategic initiatives, such as new business deals and collaborations, mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, product launches, and technological upgradation, implemented by the leading market contenders to set a firm foot in the market. Hence, this section includes the company profiles of the key players and industry analysis. The Hong Kong Credit Cards Market is offered by groups such as HSBC, Bank of China, Standard Chartered Bank, Citibank, and Hang Seng Bank.

Hong Kong Credit Cards Market Leaders

  1. HSBC

  2. Bank of China

  3. Standard Chartered Bank

  4. Citibank

  5. Hang Seng Bank

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Hong Kong Credit Cards Market Concentration
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Hong Kong Credit Cards Market News

  • April 2023: Hang Seng Bank delivered an innovative green receivables financing solution for its long-term customer, Leo Paper Group, with export credit insurance provided by Hong Kong Export Credit Insurance Corporation that supports greater supply chain sustainability.
  • April 2023: Hang Seng Bank Limited and Chubb entered an exclusive 15-year distribution agreement. Chubb will provide Hang Seng banking customers with a comprehensive range of personal and commercial general insurance products and solutions in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong Credit Cards Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

      1. 4.2.1 Usage of Credit Card Give the Bonus and Reward Points

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

      1. 4.3.1 Interest Rates on Credit Card

    4. 4.4 Insights on Various Regulatory Trends Shaping the Market

    5. 4.5 Insights on Impact of Technology in the Market

    6. 4.6 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.6.1 Bargaining Power of Buyers

      2. 4.6.2 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      3. 4.6.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.6.4 Threat of Substitutes

      5. 4.6.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

    7. 4.7 Impact of High Inflation on Credit Card Market

    8. 4.8 Impact of COVID-19 on the Market


    1. 5.1 By Card Type

      1. 5.1.1 General Purpose Credit Cards

      2. 5.1.2 Specialty & Other Credit Cards

    2. 5.2 By Application

      1. 5.2.1 Food & Groceries

      2. 5.2.2 Health & Pharmacy

      3. 5.2.3 Restaurants & Bars

      4. 5.2.4 Consumer Electronics

      5. 5.2.5 Media & Entertainment

      6. 5.2.6 Travel & Tourism

      7. 5.2.7 Other Applications

    3. 5.3 By Provider

      1. 5.3.1 Visa

      2. 5.3.2 MasterCard

      3. 5.3.3 Other Providers


    1. 6.1 Market Concentration Overview

    2. 6.2 Company Profiles

      1. 6.2.1 HSBC

      2. 6.2.2 Bank of China

      3. 6.2.3 Standard Chartered Bank

      4. 6.2.4 Citibank

      5. 6.2.5 Hang Seng Bank

      6. 6.2.6 DBS Bank

      7. 6.2.7 American Express

      8. 6.2.8 Fubon Bank

      9. 6.2.9 Aeon Credit Card Services

      10. 6.2.10 Chong Hing Bank Limited*

    3. *List Not Exhaustive


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Hong Kong Credit Cards Industry Segmentation

 A credit card refers to a payment card issued by a financial institution, such as a bank or credit card company, that allows cardholders to make purchases and access credit for a specified credit limit. Credit cards in Hong Kong operate similarly to credit cards in other parts of the world, offering convenience and flexibility for making payments. A complete background analysis of the Hong Kong credit cards market, which includes an assessment of the economy, a market overview, market size estimation for key segments, emerging trends in the market, market dynamics, and key company profiles, are covered in the report. 

The Hong Kong credit card market is segmented by card type, application, and provider. By card type, the market is sub-segmented into general-purpose credit cards and specialty & other credit cards. By application, the market is sub-segmented into food & groceries, health & pharmacy, restaurants & bars, consumer electronics, media & entertainment, travel & tourism, and other applications. By provider, the market is sub-segmented into visa, mastercard, and other providers. The report offers market size and forecasts for the Hong Kong credit cards market in value (USD) for all the above segments.

By Card Type
General Purpose Credit Cards
Specialty & Other Credit Cards
By Application
Food & Groceries
Health & Pharmacy
Restaurants & Bars
Consumer Electronics
Media & Entertainment
Travel & Tourism
Other Applications
By Provider
Other Providers
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The Hong Kong Credit Cards Market size is expected to reach USD 113.41 billion in 2024 and grow at a CAGR of 8.68% to reach USD 171.93 billion by 2029.

In 2024, the Hong Kong Credit Cards Market size is expected to reach USD 113.41 billion.

HSBC, Bank of China, Standard Chartered Bank, Citibank and Hang Seng Bank are the major companies operating in the Hong Kong Credit Cards Market.

In 2023, the Hong Kong Credit Cards Market size was estimated at USD 103.57 billion. The report covers the Hong Kong Credit Cards Market historical market size for years: 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the Hong Kong Credit Cards Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

Hong Kong Credit Cards Industry Report

Statistics for the 2024 Hong Kong Credit Cards market share, size and revenue growth rate, created by Mordor Intelligence™ Industry Reports. Hong Kong Credit Cards analysis includes a market forecast outlook to for 2024 to 2029 and historical overview. Get a sample of this industry analysis as a free report PDF download.

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Hong Kong Credit Cards Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)